Glide Residential is delighted to announce that Westrock, an international real estate investment company, has chosen Glide Residential to supply their expanding Build to Rent portfolio of more than 500 apartments across 4 sites with high speed instant access broadband and Sky TV.

Customer need

PLATFORM_, the PRS brand of Westrock, is dedicated to providing stylish living spaces with advanced technology and reinventing the living experience to create spaces with residents’ lifestyle in mind. PLATFORM_ aims to raise the bar for the sector, with residents benefitting from high-tech new build apartments alongside a wealth of facilities and a professionally managed service. The homes will incorporate the latest technology, such as smart metres, keyless entry and underfloor heating, as well as boasting a range of on-site amenities including residents’ lounges, rooftop terraces, gyms, car/ bicycle parking and served by an on-site concierge. PLATFORM_ aims to appeal to renters looking for the best of urban living, particularly young professionals.

The solution

So far, PLATFORM_ have focused exclusively on regional markets where there is a distinct lack of quality rental homes. Taking advantage of new planning regulations to quickly transform redundant commercial buildings, PLATFORM_ is helping to bring in new investment, create thriving communities in key commuter towns that are employment hubs with high rental demand. Glide Residential is to provide the ultrafast broadband desired by young professionals living in the private rented sector.

Glide Residential understands that internet has become essential to our day to day lives, and is the market leader in providing managed internet services to the Build to Rent Sector. All services will be available the very day the resident moves in, and they can upgrade to faster speeds immediately. High capacity Wi-Fi service will be available in all apartments, as well as Sky Plus free for 6 months. Westrock will benefit from exceptional 24/7 service desk support all year around.

Paul Eaton, the Commercial Manager for Glide Residential said, 'We are very excited to have partnered with Westrock to provide great quality products and services that reflect their overall service provision.'

We are really pleased to work alongside Glide Residential to ensure our residents enjoy superfast broadband. This has already helped us to more effectively market our property and attract new residents

Dominic Martin, Head of Operations, Westrock