London Developer Recognises Increased Cycling Demand

Posted 9 July 2020 by Keith Osborne

FEC is confident that its development in Hornsey, north London will be of increasing appeal to cycling house-hunters...

With lockdown leading to more and more people choosing cycling over public transport, Far East Consortium (FEC) is confident that the facilities at its development in north London are becoming increasingly appealing.

May proved to be the best in Transport for London’s cycle hire scheme in its 10-year history, with 1,120,620 hires. This included 132,979 on 30-31 May alone. The scheme has seen a rise in the demand of free hires by NHS staff, with 30,000 free journeys made since the offer was made available in March.

As a result of increasing cycle travel, the demand for bike storage at residential developments across London is also on the rise. FEC’s Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End, in the London Borough of Haringey, is one development that has the facilities to cater for cyclists in London, including 333 spaces for secure underground storage, as well as the potential to include visitor bike storage above ground for the foreseeable increase in the popularity of cycling.

Angela Walsh, sales and marketing director at FEC, commented: “There are always a variety of factors which determine whether a potential new home is right for you and your family, and we believe out teams are highly skilled at objectively guiding and supporting potential buyers – however cycling demands certainly appear to be a top priority in buyers right now.”

She added: “Given its location to the city, schools and north London greenery, as well as the cycling facilities on offer, we’re confident Hornsey Town Hall will be the first choice for young people, downsizers and families; especially when considering their new home in the city, while city life as we know it continues to evolve.”

Hornsey Town HallThe Hornsey Town Hall development complements all its new homes with a creative arts centre and workspace for the community, a new hotel and a rooftop bar with views over London.

Homes comprise one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments spread across two new, sympathetically designed build blocks, a mews building and a carefully restored Broadway annex in the Town Hall grounds. Some homes feature floor-to-ceiling windows and chevron timber flooring, which has been designed in keeping with the original flooring in the Town Hall. Most will feature balconies, terraces or gardens, opening up from either the living areas or master bedrooms. Designer kitchens will feature fully integrated appliances, while bathrooms will offer a contemporary take on Hornsey Town Hall’s modernist aesthetic.

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