Architecture for all
Apartments that make good design available to everyone.
Good design doesn’t have to cost more. In fact, it can cost less. Neighbour apartments offer everyone the option of living in a modern, architect-designed space. Great looking new homes with wow-factor and thoughtful design features – without the jaw-dropping prices. To deliver that, we’re working with architect and design partners who have a knack for wringing out costs without compromising on quality. And we’re taking a hard look at everything from the materials we use to the locations we choose, to offer our residents beautifully designed homes for less cost.
Living in a Neighbour apartment means living in a space that has been engineered for absolute comfort, with the benefits of modern technologies built in. A brand new space with insulation that keeps heat in and noise out. We call our approach the Neighbour engineered system. It’s based on a Scandinavian mindset that combines economy of space and effortless style.
A group of entrepreneurs from Finland have invented a clever little device called Bttn. It’s more revolutionary than it might first appear. This wireless, internet- connected button is designed to go anywhere and perform almost any task that you can dream up for it. Press it first thing in the morning to activate the coffeemaker, heating and lights. Or put it by the front door, where your kids can easily press it to send a text message that lets you know they’ve arrived safe after school. Bttn is about saving time and making life easier. We plan to install Bttn in every Neighbour apartment. It’s an example of the kind of design innovation and attention to detail that we want to be known for.
We treat secure bicycle storage as a standard part of the design brief for every Neighbour apartment building. It means residents who cycle to work and back every day won’t ever have to struggle to find somewhere to lock up their bike. This is about convenience and supporting active, low-carbon living. But there’s a business angle, too. By making it unnecessary for people to carry bicycles on lifts and down corridors into their apartments, we’re reducing the amount of wear and tear in our buildings. And that means cheaper maintenance costs,which we can pass on to our residents in the form of cheaper rents.