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Apo launches 'rental-meets-living' style membership in Barking
Apo (a-part-of.com) has just opened its first location in Barking, East London, offering a brand new ‘living’ style and completely flexible membership - with access to thoughtfully designed apartments to rent, and a bucket list of services and amenities that take the hassle out of everyday life. Apo gives control to its members, leaving them more time to enjoy the good times!
Apo’s mission has been to create a living network that listens and responds to the everyday needs of its members. ‘Life admin’ is made easier, for example all utility costs are wrapped up in one simple monthly payment, and digital parcel lockers can take in your deliveries 24/7.
A user-friendly app connects members, and shares a calendar of events and local offers. Members can opt in and out of perks at any time, only ever paying for what they need.
At the heart of Apo Barking is The Local, a versatile members space for both co-working and no-working, as well as a state-of-the-art gym. The Local will host the rolling events calendar and is home to Apo’s resident team, who will always be on hand to help with any day-to-day admin seven days a week.
Other benefits include free Wi-Fi, an onsite handyman to book for DIY needs, and optional housekeeping to take the hassle out of every-day life. A guest apartment will also be available to book for friends and family who want to come and stay.
Apo responds to the growing lifestyle needs of their audience of largely young professionals, who can benefit from having rental, co-working space, a gym and 24hr concierge service and a load of fantastic amenities all wrapped up in one monthly bill. The idea is to create a real sense of community, with a full events programme as part of the offering
Apo have just opened its first site in Barking, with 597 fantastic one and two bed apartments to rent immediately. This is just the first of many such schemes planned - with the second due to open in Kew this year
This is very much a stand-alone brand - designed to 'take the hassle out of everyday living'
A little taster of what members can look forward to:
Barking Bees: the site will have its very own apiary and home-made honey
Barking Bikes: there will be an on-site bike club for cyclist to join
Barking Beats: live music gigs will be a regular feature for members to enjoy
Barking for joy: fury friends will be more than welcome!
“The opening of our first location in Barking is an exciting moment. We have listened closely to our audience, and the concept of co-creating a lifestyle offering such as this was born as a direct result – addressing common concerns about renting, and helping create an easier and more enjoyable way of living."
Matthew Pullen, CEO of APO
Located on the banks of the River Roding and opposite Abbey Park, Apo Barking will offer 597 thoughtfully designed one and two bed apartments, in a great location that keeps its members connected to the city by train in under 15 minutes.
Travel by London Overground or Underground from nearby Barking station, with a new Overground station opening at Barking Riverside in 2022.
With its line-up of music and performance arts, Barking continues to appeal as a creative hub, and the capital’s largest film studios will soon become part of this creative canvas.
Matthew Pullen, CEO of Apo, comments:
“The opening of our first location in Barking is an exciting moment. We have listened closely to our audience, and the concept of co-creating a lifestyle offering such as this was born as a direct result – addressing common concerns about renting, and helping create an easier and more enjoyable way of living. Our mission at Apo is to constantly evolve our offering by working closely with our members to bring fresh ideas to the table and adapt to their growing needs. We are all about inclusivity and putting the fun back into London living.”
Barking will be the first of a number of city locations, with the second due to open in Kew this year and flexibility for members to move from one to the other.
Studio flats starting at £1,200.00 per month
One bedroom apartments starting at £1,300.00 per month
Two bedroom apartments starting at £1,585.00 per month
For further details visit a-part-of.com.
Apo Group is an innovative new London-based residential management company launched to enable institutional investors to access the growing investment opportunity in UK multifamily housing. It connects international institutions with local developers and its growing membership base of urban renters; creating a better living experience through proactively listening and responding to its members’ changing preferences, building community and providing a range of aggregated lifestyle services through a subscription-based model.
Apo’s management team are pioneers in the UK multifamily sector, having previously launched one of the UK’s first specialist developer/operators back in 2013, and has successfully delivered deals of up to £400m with some of the world’s leading real estate investors. Apo plans to grow quickly and has an initial target of 10,000 homes across London.