Launch in Summer 2023
We’re creating a whole new renting experience at King’s Cross. 218 homes across three buildings – each designed by leading architects and interior designers.
We’re setting the bar high with social spaces, amenities and perks for our residents including a residential fitness centre, screening room, dining area and a crèche.
Where Build to Rent (BtR) is only emerging in the UK, we have access to over 40-years of experience through the highly successful Related Rental platform in the US, known for its exceptional service and world-class amenities. Related currently owns and operates over 80,000 rental homes across the US.
Through the Related Life programme, residents have access to exclusive events, experiences and partnerships with top brands to enjoy in their city.
This is the only BtR development at the 67-acre King’s Cross Estate and it is ideally located for the growing number of people working at the likes of Meta, Google, Sony Music Entertainment UK, Universal Music and other employers on the estate.
Related Argent is developing the site in partnership with the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP), the freehold owner of the King’s Cross Estate. KCCLP brings together pension fund AustralianSuper, clients of the international business of Federated Hermes and Argent investors.Disclaimer
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Related Argent, in collaboration with The Olayan Group, has just launched Author King’s Cross, an impressive collection of 182 Build-to-Rent (BtR) apartments in the heart of London's King’s Cross estate.
Author King’s Cross is the estate’s only BtR offering and will set a new benchmark in quality and service, with a dedicated in-house team.
The development offers a range of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, many with the added bonus of private balconies. Prices start from £3,045 pcm for one-bedroom apartments, £4,325 pcm for two-bedroom apartments, and £7,615 pcm for three-bedroom apartments.
Situated at 180 York Way, Author King’s Cross consists of three modern buildings, each varying from three to 16 storeys, all centred around a beautifully landscaped courtyard garden designed by Urban Fabric.
Related Argent worked with leading architectural practices David Morley Architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Haptic to give each building a distinctive style.
The apartments are designed with a keen eye for detail, fully furnished and equipped with top-of-the-range, energy-efficient appliances. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for plenty of natural light, complementing the timber flooring throughout. The bespoke Omega kitchens feature black stained timber-veneered doors and a white granite splashback, with integrated Samsung appliances and SMEG undercounter fridges. The bathrooms are sleek and modern, offering marble-style tiling and mirrored vanities for storage. Each apartment offers an open-plan living and dining area, with fitted wardrobes and ottoman beds for additional hidden space.
The ground floor amenity space, designed by Conran & Partners, is reminiscent of boutique hotels. It features a double-height lobby with elegant Tom Dixon cone lighting above the reception desk.
The onsite Related Argent team, led by a General Manager, provides a range of services, including laundry, cleaning, in-home delivery, and 24-hour building maintenance response. The team’s uniform is inspired by five-star hotels, and the concierge service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Residents at Author King’s Cross will enjoy a wealth of amenities, including multiple residents' lounges with striking timber-lattice ceilings, plush furnishings, and sustainable materials. 'The Nook' offers cosy seating booths, ideal for home working, while the bright garden kitchen opens onto the courtyard. The Fitness Centre is equipped with the latest Technogym equipment, a studio room for yoga and meditation, and personal training facilities. Additional amenities include a crèche, snug screening room with popcorn machine, private dining room, coffee and wine bar, and pet-friendly facilities including a pet wash.
The development is situated in one of London's most sought-after locations, with easy access to on-trend retail, a wide variety of eating and drinking options, and a rich cultural calendar of events.
Residents will also benefit from regular 'Chefs Nights', cocktail hours, and catered events in the communal spaces. For transport, secure bicycle storage and car parking spaces with electric charging are provided.
The apartments are furnished by David Phillips, with the curated scheme titled 'Urban Sanctuary' designed to balance bold colours with cosy furnishings and Nordic-style furniture for a timeless finish. The warm colour palette of blue, taupe, and grey in the one-bedroom apartments, and navy, orange, and cream in the two-bedroom show apartment, add to the overall aesthetic appeal.
The name Author King’s Cross is a nod to the King’s Cross neighbourhood's reputation as a hub for creativity and innovation. With this new development, Related Argent is not just offering a place to live, but a lifestyle that sets a new standard in the London Build-to-Rent market.
Tom Goodall, Managing Director of Related Argent commented: “We are excited to launch Author King’s Cross, our BtR scheme in one of London’s most sought-after locations. We have led the redevelopment and rejuvenation of this area for the last twenty years and it is wonderful to now offer rental homes at King’s Cross. We are committed to changing the UK rental experience for the better and have plans to expand our BtR homes in the UK across a range of large and smaller sites.”
Michael Herrington, Director of Build-to-Rent Operations at Related Argent added: “Author King’s Cross provides residents with everything on their doorstep, with state-of-the-art lifestyle amenities to support healthy living, work-from-home, entertainment and relaxation. The design-led homes and exceptional service for residents combine to make this the place for Londoners searching for a rental home. We are already seeing strong enquiry levels and we look forward to welcoming our first residents.”
The site has been developed in partnership with the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP), the freehold owner of the King’s Cross estate. KCCLP brings together pension fund AustralianSuper, clients of the international business of Federated Hermes and Argent investors.
Related Argent has plans to deliver 3,000 BtR homes in three vibrant locations of King’s Cross, Tottenham Hale and Brent Cross Town.
Author King's Cross, the first and only purpose-built Build to Rent BtR residential offering within the King's Cross estate, is set to launch this summer.
Related Argent's first BtR development, delivered with a joint venture partner, The Olayan Group in the UK, will offer 182 BtR homes and 36 social rented homes across three contemporary buildings, centred on a landscaped courtyard garden.
Related Argent is bolstering its in-house asset management capabilities with a specialised team focused on its BtR operations. Led by Tom Goodall, Partner of Related Argent and Head of Residential, together with Michael Herrington, Director of Build-to-Rent Operations, this dedicated team will oversee the company's impressive BtR portfolio, consisting of over 3,000 rental homes across its developments in King’s Cross, Brent Cross Town, and Tottenham Hale.
One, two and three-bedroom apartments will be available for rent at Author King's Cross, with many benefitting from a private balcony.
Resident amenities will include a fitness centre, screening room, dining area, lounges, a garden kitchen, co-working space, crèche and car parking spaces with electric charging.
As the only purpose-built BtR offering within the 67-acre King’s Cross estate, Author King’s Cross is uniquely placed to offer residents outstanding retail, leisure and entertainment opportunities on their doorstep.
High rental demand is anticipated due to the world-class reputation of the King’s Cross estate and the number of major companies based on the estate. In addition, King’s Cross offers fantastic connectivity, with six underground lines and two national mainline stations, plus European connections via Eurostar and High Speed 1.
Construction on BtR homes at Brent Cross Town and Tottenham Hale is expected to start later this year.
Related Argent's inaugural rental homes are scheduled to become available in late Summer 2023.
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