Grand Union: A Haven That Prioritises Resident Wellness

A new home should be more than just a place to inhabit; it should be a sanctuary that promotes your physical and mental wellbeing. This ethos has been central to the design of Grand Union, from the plentiful green space and cycle routes through to the regular events and activities available for residents to enjoy. 

Canalside Living

Waterside living offers a myriad of benefits for overall wellbeing, making the vibrant canalside neighbourhood of Grand Union a desirable place to live. In addition to creating a tranquil environment, living waterside allows for easy access to recreational activities such as paddleboarding, taking a leisurely stroll along the canal, enjoying yoga on the new Piazza or at Anytime Fitness gym or sitting by the Grand Union Community Hub café and making the most of the view.  

Whether it's the therapeutic effects of the water itself or the opportunities it provides for outdoor activities, living alongside the water undoubtedly contributes to a heightened sense of wellbeing.

Resort-style Destination

At Grand Union, we know that access to high-quality amenities play a vital role in enhancing resident wellness and fostering a sense of community.

As such, we have curated a ‘resort-style’ destination for our residents to live, work and play. From a residents’ lounge, local Community Hub and two-lane ten pin bowling alley through to an on-site nursery, medical centre, and 24/7 concierge service, no stone has been unturned in the design of the neighbourhood.

The inclusion of such an array of amenities not only adds value to our residents' lives but also contributes to their overall wellness, social connections and quality of life.

Living Sustainably

Beyond the walls of your home, central to Grand Union is over 14 acres of high-quality public realm that includes stunning landscaped gardens, a waterfall, riverside walkways and meadows; all of which will improve the area’s biodiversity by an estimated 240%.

Last year we created a new home for 35,000 bees which are taken care of by an experienced beekeeper in the Grand Union team.

The benefits of the natural space are two-fold: not only does it create a sense of tranquillity in the development but it also encourages cleaner air, with a noticeable difference in pollution since it has been installed.

To support our eco-conscious residents, we have also installed 590 electric vehicle charging points and 5,612 cycle storage spaces – more than the total number of homes so plenty to go around!

Resident Events

The residents’ events programme is fundamental to day-to-day life at Grand Union. Carefully curated to suit the needs of our residents, it includes a regular programme of gym and exercise classes, movie screenings and family festival days by the canal.

The Grand Union Community Hub which also overlooks the piazza hosts several free workshops and classes for the neighbourhood including yoga, Bollywood dancing, kids crafts and crochet making – creating a diverse programme of activities for all to enjoy.

Ultimately, considering our residents’ wellness has been imperative to the design of Grand Union. As we navigate increasingly busy lives, homes should be sanctuaries that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. By integrating wellness principles into the design, amenities, and overall atmosphere of Grand Union, we hope to enhance the quality of life for our residents and create healthier, happier communities.

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