20th July 2017
LivingCom is pleased to announce their collaboration with Moda Living, one of the leading PRS developers in the market. As one of the first developers to actually be delivering schemes in the Build to Rent market, Moda have become thought leaders in the sector by providing inclusive residential communities. Partnering with LivingCom, the leading provider of managed internet services for the Private Rented Sector, ensures that sites are designed with developers, landlords and their residents in mind.
Currently, Moda have a development pipeline of over 6,000 apartments including Angel Gardens, one of the biggest PRS deals outside of London.
Dan Brooks from Moda Living outlines their approach as being “not in the property development industry, but in the lifestyle sector. Our aim is to provide a lifestyle, not a landlord, by creating inclusive social living that expertly blends work and play for our residents. We place the customer experience at the heart of our proposition, and strive to make living in our developments a lifestyle choice by combining modern technology with stylish, contemporary living spaces.”
Whilst PRS is usually targeted at the young professional demographic, Moda’s diverse customer mix ranges from Generation Y (otherwise known as millennials, the generation born in the 1980s and 1990’s) right up to ‘silver surfers’ who also benefit from a social, co-living environment.
Developments such as Angel Gardens in Manchester include a hotel style lobby designed for people to meet, relax and recharge, along with communal gardens, meeting rooms, resident lounges, and cinema rooms to help create a social community space. A concierge and on-site management team are available 24/7, helping to ensure that their residents receive the best service possible.
This commitment to outstanding customer experience is mirrored in LivingCom’s service offering. Meri Braziel, the Director of Residential Services for LivingCom, explains how “having instant internet access helps solve a common annoyance from the millennial demographic who rely on the internet. It can be really frustrating having to wait to be connected when moving in. At LivingCom, we understand that millennials have increasingly high expectations from renting, so by providing instant connectivity to residents from the day they move in, we give them one less thing to worry about”.
In recent research by LivingCom, 96% of young professionals said they would be or have been frustrated at having no internet access when moving into a new property, and 80% said high speed internet connectivity was an essential part of renting.
Dan Brooks continued, “the instant connectivity provided by LivingCom was a significant bonus for us. Not only do we benefit from being able to roll the cost of the internet service into our rental costs, but we also benefit from the 24/7 customer service provided by the LivingCom team. At Moda, we are really excited about the evolving world of PRS, and we believe we are at the genesis of the market.”
By opting for LivingCom’s unique Smart Fibre Infrastructure™ (SFI™) solution, Moda are not only cabling their building in a much simpler and faster way, but future proofing their building. They will also have complete flexibility over the services offered to residents including super-fast Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi controlled lighting and Smart Metering to name just a few.
SFI™ utilises the VertiCasa™ cable system from Prysmian which is designed specifically to bring optical fibre directly to residents, providing a fast and flexible means of connecting users.
Get in touch with a member of our team to find out how we can enhance your PRS development. Call us on 03333 800 800 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find out more details on our website www.livingcom.co.uk