Heimstaden Bostad reaches completion at Soho Wharf BTR

Celebrating the significant milestone together, Heimstaden Bostad and The Galliard Apsley Partnership have reached completion on the Soho Wharf development in Birmingham.

Heimstaden Bostad and The Galliard Apsley Partnership have reached completion at the Soho Wharf Build to Rent development in Birmingham | BTR News
Heimstaden Bostad and The Galliard Apsley Partnership have reached completion at the Soho Wharf Build to Rent development in Birmingham.

Investor Heimstaden Bostad, the proud owner of Soho Wharf, has recently announced the successful completion of its landmark project, realised in partnership with development partners The Galliard Apsley Partnership.

Soho Wharf includes 752 Build to Rent homes, including 650 apartments and 102 townhouses, all offered at affordable rental rates. 64 homes offer a 20% discount to market rent. Completion is marked by an outstanding milestone, with close to 90% of the available units leased within a six-month span from March to September 2023.

“We are tremendously proud to mark the completion of Soho Wharf, a true testament to thoughtful design and community integration. In just six months, seeing 90% of the units become homes for residents speaks volumes about its allure. Our ambition was always to create a lively, cohesive neighbourhood in Birmingham where sustainability meets convenience. The rapid uptake reaffirms our commitment to offering Friendly Homes that not only fit seamlessly into the city’s fabric but also address the modern resident’s desire for connectedness, comfort, and a sustainable way of living.”

Amit Kumar, Head of Operations – UK, Heimstaden Bostad

The project encompasses 10,000 sq ft of prime commercial space and provides ample parking with 300 parking spaces. The architectural ingenuity extends to the scheme’s green spaces, constituting nearly 40% of the site area. These green areas include vibrant public realms, private communal spaces for residents, and exclusive gardens for townhouse residents.

“The completion of Soho Wharf stands as proof to our unwavering commitment to reimagining urban spaces. Through innovative design and collaborative partnerships, we have created not just homes but thriving communities, and we’re excited to see Soho Wharf transform Birmingham’s urban landscape for the better.”

Gerard Nock, Chairman, The Galliard Apsley Partnership

Showcasing Soho Wharf as a pioneering residential development that is redefining both the architectural and community landscape of Birmingham, the popularity of the scheme has allowed Heimstaden Bostad and The Galliard Apsley Partnership to create a thriving community.

Marking the transformation of a former industrial zone into the successful development, it is also set to elevate Birmingham’s connectivity by introducing new pedestrian and cycle routes, alongside a canal bridge, facilitating more convenient and picturesque commutes.

“We are proud to have played an important role in the successful completion of Soho Wharf, providing employer’s agent and cost management services throughout the project. The RLB team has been delighted to support Galliard Apsley in the delivery, ahead of schedule, of this fantastic community scheme for Heimstaden which has placemaking at its very core.”

Tom Caesar, Associate, Rider Levett Bucknall