H2 2023 Build to Rent developments with planning submitted

A round up of H2 2023 Build to Rent developments across the UK that have had planning applications submitted.

Concept image of the proposed Ocean Point 2 development in Leith, in which S Harrison Developments has submitted plans for | BTR News
Concept image of the proposed Ocean Point 2 development in Leith, in which S Harrison Developments has submitted plans for.

One Lansdowne Road

Submitting the proposals for the development to Croydon Council in July, developer Greystar specifically selected an earmarked site for the One Lansdowne Road development that will see the delivery of two residential and commercial towers – at 68 storey and 41 storeys – connected by an 11-storey podium.

Set to include 783 Build to Rent homes (35 and 47-storeys), the proposals include a new public green square, flexible workspace and a retail unit, and convenient access to nearby East Croydon Station. 

Ocean Point 2

Following the transformation of Leith in Edinburgh, developer S Harrison submitted plans to Leith Central Community Council for its transformative c.£100m Ocean Point 2 development in Edinburgh.

With hopes to regenerate the brownfield site next to neighbouring Ocean Point 1, Ocean Point 2 will deliver two buildings and comprise a range of 120 Build to Rent homes – including apartments specifically for families – in a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Commercial space that aims to offer active frontage to Ocean Drive has been included in the proposals, which will greatly enhance the public realm, if approved.

One Cowcaddens

In support of Glasgow City Council’s Living Strategy, Davidson Kempner and Global Mutual submitted planning for the One Cowcaddens Build to Rent scheme in September. Classed as a ’20-minute neighbourhood’, the proposed developer has a ‘WalkScore’ rating of 97/100.

The redevelopment of the former Buchanan House will make way for the 594-unit One Cowcaddens scheme, which will range in height from seven to 21 storeys. It will deliver a mix of Build to Rent and Private for Sale tenures, alongside residential amenities. Aiming to encourage outdoor wellbeing and activities, the landscape and public realm will provide a series of public, semi-private, and private amenity spaces for both residents and the wider community.

As part of the project, Buchanan House will be deconstructed and 94% of the existing building fabric will be recycled. The bronze ‘Locomotion’ statue (1967) will be retained as a central feature within the new public realm – which is a proud reminder of the site’s rich heritage.

Manchester Waters

Manchester City Council received a planning application for Peel Waters’ proposed Manchester Waters Build to Rent scheme in October. Featuring waterfront views, the sustainable and energy efficient scheme will deliver 159 units in a mix of one-, two- and three- bedroom apartments split across two buildings.

Located between The Bridgewater Canal and The Manchester Ship Canal, Peel Waters’ proposals include making a contribution equivalent to 20% affordable housing within Trafford, and a further contribution will be made towards improving green spaces in the local area. Alongside this, the developer plans to help deliver sections of two new waterfront pedestrian and cycle routes, which will be created along the Manchester Ship Canal and Bridgewater Canal.

Burnage scheme in Manchester

On behalf of a retained client, Alex Lewis of J A Lewis Development Consulting submitted a full planning application to Manchester City Council for a Build to Rent scheme on land fronting Kingsway in Burnage last month. The scheme is set to deliver 112 Build to Rent homes – 78 single-family terraced townhouses and 34 apartments – in a mix of one-, two-, three- and four-bed homes.

Aimed at commuters (for its ideal location) and families alike, the proposed development also features areas of public open space to the north and to the south. Located approximately 5km southeast of Manchester city centre, the site of the scheme is conveniently situated adjacent to the Mauldeth Road Train Station, offering residents easy access to Manchester Piccadilly. Most of the individual townhouses will each have a rear garden.

Sayner Lane

Submitting the plans to Leeds City Council for the multi-million-pound development, Countrylarge and Together – who agreed on a loan to buy a plot of disused land on Leeds’ south bank – aim to provide much-needed homes for young professionals with the Sayner Lane scheme. The proposals include 164 new Build to Rent homes in a mix of 67 one-bedroom, 80 two-bedroom and 17 three-bedroom apartments.

Countrylarge are seeking permission to demolish the existing building to make way for the 17 storey Build to Rent development, located on the corner of Sayner Lane and Carlisle Road, nearby the Royal Armouries Museum. The Sayner Lane scheme forms part of the £500m South Bank regeneration project, which was first put forward by the Council in 2011.