Leaf Living announce two partnerships with Countryside

Leaf Living announces two partnerships with Countryside to build 106 new single-family Build to Rent homes in Heybridge and Milton Keynes.

Tattenhoe Park single-family Build to Rent home in Milton Keynes.

Leaf Living, a provider of professionally managed new-build rental housing in the UK, has announced two deals with UK-based mixed-tenure developer Countryside, to build 106 new single-family Build to Rent homes in Heybridge, Essex and Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

Worth approximately £40m, the two deals mean that Leaf Living has now secured over £100m worth of deals in this partnership. The deals are intended to contribute towards Leaf Living’s growth ambitions and provide professionally managed new single-family rental homes across England.

In Heybridge, Leaf Living is delivering 55 new single-family Build to Rent homes as part of Countryside’s wider Westcombe Park development. Once complete, Westcombe Park will provide over 1,000 new homes to meet local demand, creating a new community. This new community, on the edge of Maldon in Essex, will also feature new schools, a range of community facilities and green open spaces.

In Milton Keynes, Tattenhoe Park is set to become a new neighbourhood with the delivery of 51 single-family Build to Rent homes a mix of two, three and four bedrooms. Once complete, residents will benefit from travel connections to London, Oxford, Cambridge and Tattenhoe Valley Park, and will be a 10-minute commute away from the centre of Milton Keynes.

“I am incredibly excited to be bringing forward these projects in Essex and Buckinghamshire. We are a rapidly growing provider of rental housing and have been working hard with partners like Countryside to expand our portfolio. These latest projects highlight how successful our relationships can be, and I am looking forward to continuing to work with Countryside.”

Will Montague, Interim CEO, Leaf Living

Both developments will provide rental housing for families and will include private and shared amenities. The rental units are intended to appeal to families, particularly younger families, due to the location and the offering of new-build quality without the need for a deposit or the responsibility of home ownership. The provision of rental housing alongside other tenures also aims to ensure that the development appeals to a diverse range of customers and helps to foster a balanced and inclusive community.

“This announcement represents an important milestone for our successful working partnership with Leaf Living and is a testament to our shared collaborative approach. They have been brilliant to work with, and we look forward to continuing to deliver more much-needed homes with Leaf Living in the future.”

Philip Chapman, Group Co-Chief Executive, Countryside