Hearthstone acquires 70 BTR homes in Hampshire

Hearthstone Investments announces it has acquired 70 new Build to Rent homes near Fareham, Hampshire.

Build to Rent homes near Fareham in Hampshire which has been acquired by Hearthstone Investments | BTR News
Build to Rent homes near Fareham in Hampshire which has been acquired by Hearthstone Investments.

Hearthstone Investments, a specialist in suburban private rented housing exchanged contracts for 70 new homes on a development near Fareham, Hampshire. The transaction with a national housebuilder comprises 64 houses and a small apartment block. The site is part of a new master planned community of 3,500 homes off the M27 between Southampton and Portsmouth. Deliveries are phased from later this year into 2023.

“The investment is a cornerstone holding in the recently launched ‘Hearthstone Residential Fund 2’. Given the local infrastructure and transport connections this development is an excellent fit for our suburban private rented housing strategy.”

Richard Otten, Director at Hearthstone Investments

Hearthstone is committed to working with housebuilders in the transition towards net zero. Residential assets managed by Hearthstone emit an average 1.3 tonnes of CO2 annually, significantly below the national average of six tonnes. The company seeks to provide rental homes in attractive neighbourhoods, affordable to residents on average incomes, many of whom are key workers.

“This new development incorporates a number of environmentally beneficial features such as solar panels, a sustainable drainage system and hybrid boilers. Furthermore, areas of woodland and existing belts of trees are being retained, with ecological benefits, and an integrated network of footpaths and cycleways is being created as part of the wider development.”

Helen Simons, Investment Director, Hearthstone Investments

Since the launch of its first fund focused on UK suburban private rented housing in 2012, Hearthstone has built an income-generating portfolio of over 1,400 homes across England, Wales and Scotland. Hearthstone manages capital on behalf of a range of UK Local Government Pension Schemes, as well as other institutional and private investors. In February 2022, the company announced it raised £152m for its Hearthstone Residential Fund 2 which recently acquired a Build to Rent scheme in Derby.