Chinneck Shaw appointed to Brewery House BTR

Portsmouth City Council’s wholly owned development company, Ravelin Housing Ltd, is set to launch its first ever Build to Rent development in Southsea.

Pictured left to right: Chinneck Shaw's Managing Director Neil Shaw, Associate Director Harry Renton-Rose and Accounts Manager Shelley Morris-Green | Chinneck Shaw | Ravelin Housing Ltd | BTR News
Pictured left to right: Chinneck Shaw's Managing Director Neil Shaw, Associate Director Harry Renton-Rose and Accounts Manager Shelley Morris-Green.

Letting and property management agency Chinneck Shaw has announced that it has been appointed to manage the first purpose-built Build to Rent project from Ravelin Housing Ltd.

After topping out in December 2022, the four-storey Brewery House has been converted into a boutique scheme of 13 two-bedroom and four one-bedroom apartments in an environmentally friendly renovation signed on the frontage as The Brewery. The scheme practically completed in the autumn.

Brewery House is the first Build to Rent scheme to be taken forward by Ravelin Housing, tasked by the Council with the delivery of private and affordable housing for sale and rent. 

“We are very pleased to have appointed Chinneck Shaw as the managing agent for our first development under Ravelin Housing. The building boasts modern, affordable, and efficient housing that helps to support our local housing demand. This is a significant step forward for Ravelin Housing and the city alike and I am pleased that we can offer housing to local people ahead of the festive period.”

Tom Southall, Managing Director (MD), Ravelin Housing Ltd

As managing agent for the scheme at Hambrook Street, Chinneck Shaw will oversee the professional letting and management of 17 new apartments, including four affordable homes for key workers. Chinneck Shaw will now begin marketing the homes with the first residents expected to move in within weeks.

The Build to Rent development has involved the renovation of a locally listed heritage building originally operated by Long & Co Brewery, the former Hambrook Street bottling store. It has been recognised for its character and historic interest. In 1941, a German air raid on Portsmouth saw the bombing of the brewery, which was repaired and restored in 1973.

“The Brewery House scheme is all about contributing much needed, modern homes to address housing demand in our city. While being the first of its kind here in Portsmouth, it reflects growing interest in Build to Rent developments nationally as part of the private rented sector. Our bid to the Council emphasised our long-standing Portsmouth presence and success as a trusted management partner for landlords and property owners across the city and wider region. We are hugely excited to be appointed as managing agent for Brewery House and have the opportunity to play our part in the scheme’s future.” 

Harry Renton-Rose, Associate Director, Chinneck Shaw

The building contractor for the Brewery House Build to Rent scheme is Ascia Construction. The eventual owners of the development will be Hambrook Street Ltd. Profits from Brewery House and other Ravelin developments will be used to support council services.