blocwork JV and Citra Living partner to deliver 2,000 BTR homes

As part of a new partnership between Network Rail, bloc group and Citra Living, a strategic plan to deliver the new homes has been devised.

A unique partnership between blocwork and Citra Living has been agreed that plans to build over 2,000 new homes across the UK | Network Rail Property | bloc group | BTR News
A unique partnership between blocwork and Citra Living has been agreed that plans to build over 2,000 new homes across the UK.

Network Rail and bloc group’s joint venture – blocwork – and rental home provider Citra Living have agreed on plans to build over 2,000 new Build to Rent homes across the UK.

“The partnership between Citra Living and blocwork will see some 2,000 much needed high quality rental homes delivered to city centre brownfield areas. Having launched our first build to rent in the latter half of 2023, we’re now extending our offering further, this time providing high quality homes for families. I’m excited to see how far the partnership between our organisations takes us in the years to come.”

Nick Legget, Development Director, blocwork

In the partnership, Network Rail Property will draw potential sites from its extensive rail side property portfolio with bloc acting as developer and Citra Living managing and operating the homes – with the option to acquire some of the sites.

“This is an exciting new partnership for Citra. It not only creates thousands of much needed new, quality family homes, it will also regenerate several disused sites. Our partnerships with others on similar properties show us how successful such projects can be in creating homes and amenities people want, where they want them.”

Andy Hutchinson, CEO, Citra Living

The brownfield regeneration of underutilised railway land will further help meet the proposed ambitious housing targets across the country, while also providing rental homes within sustainable communities and ideal locations boasting excellent transport links.

“This partnership, aimed at family living, is another key collaboration for NRP that will help us tangibly address the current housing crisis with thousands of new homes for families. These developments will also serve to breathe new life into towns and cities directly next to vital transport links.”

Robin Dobson, Group Property Director, Network Rail