Get Living launches One Maidenhead Build to Rent scheme

Operator Get Living launches its first Build to Rent town centre development - One Maidenhead, developed by Hub and Smedvig.

Get Living launches the One Maidenhead Build to Rent scheme | BTR News
Get Living launches the One Maidenhead Build to Rent scheme.

Build to Rent operator Get Living has launched One Maidenhead – its first mixed-use Build to Rent development outside of a city centre. The scheme has been developed by Hub and Smedvig.

Designed by architect Studio Egret West and spread across four connected residential buildings, One Maidenhead includes 429 all-electric one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments available fully furnished, part-furnished or unfurnished.

Residents benefit from 5,800 sq ft of interior amenity space. Amenities include private roof terraces, an exclusive residents’ lounge, co-working space, gym and concierge.

The scheme also includes c. 40,000 sq ft of public realm in the form of Halcyon Gardens, a new publicly accessible green space that links through to the town centre.

One Maidenhead lounge, kitchen and dining area | BTR News
One Maidenhead lounge, kitchen and dining area.

Both residents and the wider community will benefit from a variety of cafes, shops, and restaurants that form part of the One Maidenhead scheme. Just under half of the commercial space is currently in advanced negotiations.

The One Maidenhead development has been designed and delivered with energy efficiency at front of mind. The four buildings have extensive solar panels located on the rooftops, with over 10% of the energy for the site being supplied by on-site renewables and low carbon technologies.

New ecological habitats have also been created, delivering a biodiversity net gain and visible urban greening.

One Maidenhead lounge | BTR News
One Maidenhead lounge.

One Maidenhead has been completed ahead of schedule and the first residents moved into their new homes in May. Ahead of launching the Build to Rent development, over 330 people registered their interest in the scheme, with 22% of those already living in, or are local to Maidenhead.

“The launch of One Maidenhead marks a significant moment for Get Living’s growth journey as we expand our footprint to more suburban areas. This is a place for commuters, families, retirees, and students who want to benefit from all that Maidenhead and Berkshire has to offer, along with brilliant direct links into the Capital. 

“We know that the lack of housing supply across the UK is at crisis point, and schemes such as this, delivered on brownfield land with world-class architecture, energy efficient homes and landscaped community space, should act as blueprint for future housing delivery. Not only that, but they serve as a catalyst for further investment in communities and infrastructure that benefits all. 

“With such high levels of early interest, and our first residents already enjoying their new homes, we have no doubt that One Maidenhead will be a brilliant scheme with its own diverse and dynamic community, and we hope its success will inspire and demonstrate to policy makers what can be achieved through collaboration and ambition.”

Rick de Blaby, Chief Executive Officer, Get Living
One Maidenhead bedroom | BTR News
One Maidenhead bedroom.

One Maidenhead forms a key part of the market town’s wider regeneration – including the revitalisation of the Nicholson quarter – a £500m town centre redevelopment initiative, and the transformation of the once neglected town centre channels into accessible waterways for all to enjoy. 

The scheme is located adjacent to the town’s station, with direct access to London via the Elizabeth line and easy links out to Reading and the Berkshire countryside. 

“One Maidenhead has been designed with its residents and the wider community at the forefront of our considerations, to ensure it integrates seamlessly into the town centre and provides real value for years to come. With residents moving in, it is fantastic to see this new neighbourhood come to life.

“As a key component of our wider masterplan, the high-quality homes and amenities we have delivered offer residents an excellent lifestyle. But further to that, new public spaces mean the local community is benefitting as well.

“Trehus, our timber-framed office building, will be the next component to be delivered in partnership with Smedvig as part of this impactful brownfield regeneration and we look forward to progressing with the plans for this site alongside our partners.”

Damien Sharkey, Managing Director, HUB
One Maidenhead development | BTR News
One Maidenhead development.

Get Living has a secured pipeline of 6,500 homes in major urban centres across the UK – including Birmingham, London and Leatherhead. This is in addition to its three operational neighbourhoods at East Village in Stratford, Elephant Central in London and New Maker Yards in Salford.

This news follows Get Living securing a £110m investment facility with the UK’s largest pensions insurance specialist – Rothesay – to refinance New Maker Yards.