Get Living, the UK’s leading build-to-rent operator, developer and investor, has partnered with TULU to introduce its in-building smart platform for residents at Victory Plaza and Portlands Place in East Village, Stratford.
The new TULU Smart Rental Units provide residents with on-demand access to day-to-day appliances via a mobile app. At Portlands Place and Victory Plaza, these include Bosch cordless vacuum cleaners and robot mops, game consoles, VR headsets, projectors and air mattresses. Residents can also purchase items such as healthy snacks and food staples. The units are located in the lobbies of Victory Plaza and in the reception area and tenth floor Skybridge at Portlands Place, adding to the existing amenity offer for residents.
TULU aims to create a new way of living for people worldwide, promoting responsible consumption. Its product taps into the growing demand for the ‘usage economy’, in which people prefer to access things only for the time that they are needed rather than owning them, supporting sustainable living. The products on offer are tailored to the needs of the residents and are inspected regularly by the TULU team to ensure that items remain clean and of high quality.
Ailish Christian-West, Chief Operating Officer at Get Living, commented, “TULU is a brilliant addition to Portlands Place and Victory Plaza at East Village, providing residents with quick and easy access to household appliances, games and other essentials on a rental basis. We regularly speak to our residents to understand how we can enhance their living experience with us and initiatives such as TULU are a direct response to those conversations. We know that there is growing demand for subscriptions and rentals rather than purchases, whether its music, films or household items, allowing people to live more flexibly, consume less and reduce their outgoing expenditure.”
Yael Shemer, Co-founder of TULU, said, “Today’s residents are experience-driven and seek convenience and affordability. TULU delivers residents the ideal amenity experience, with a sustainability edge, making it possible to get access to state-of-the-art items right in their building. We are honoured to be partnering with Get Living, which shares similar values, and bring TULU to Victory Plaza and Portlands Place.”