Moda, Holland Park BTR secures 3* Fitwel certification

Glasgow’s newest Build to Rent neighbourhood - Moda, Holland Park secures a three-star Fitwel certification.

Moda, Holland Park Build to Rent development in Glasgow | BTR News
Moda, Holland Park Build to Rent development in Glasgow.

Build to Rent developer operator Moda Living has secured its fourth three-star Fitwel certification at Moda, Holland Park, the company’s first neighbourhood in Glasgow. The accreditation confirms the building as one of Europe’s healthiest.

Moda, Holland Park is located on the site the former Strathclyde Police headquarters in central Glasgow. The scheme includes 433 units – a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom Build to Rent homes.

“Health and wellbeing is at the core of everything Moda does, so securing our fourth three-star Fitwel accreditation at Moda, Holland Park is a testament to the hard work and care that we put into designing our neighbourhoods.

“We’re committed to helping our residents live their happiest, healthiest lives, and we can’t wait to welcome our first residents to Glasgow’s healthiest place to live later this year.”

Richard Smith, Managing Director, Moda Life Operations

DLC Europe prepared the Fitwel submission for Moda, Holland Park, which was submitted to the Center for Active Design who operates the Fitwel healthy building certification program.

“DLC Europe is very proud to have worked with Harrison Street, Apache Capital and Moda Living to achieve this prestigious three-star Fitwel certification, and to demonstrate our commitment to promoting occupant health and wellbeing.” 

David Lawrence, Managing Director, DLC Europe

Amenities include private dining rooms, cinema and gaming rooms, sky lounges with panoramic views over Glasgow, roof terraces with green space and BBQ areas, a 24-hour gym and fitness centre with access to personal trainers and wellness experts, and bookable gym and studio spaces.

Alongside these amenities designed to foster a community and combat loneliness, dedicated on-site teams will facilitate a regular programme of resident events and activities. Residents also benefit from a co-working space with bookable meeting rooms.

Roof terrace at Moda, Holland Park | BTR News
Roof terrace at Moda, Holland Park.

The development is also a few minutes’ walk from Charing Cross station, the Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons. Its location aims to encourage residents to walk, cycle or use public transport. 

Moda, Holland Park’s central location, a few minutes’ walk from Charing Cross station, the Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons will also encourage residents to walk, cycle or use public transport. 

“Moda continues to lead by example by prioritising the health of their residents through Fitwel. We commend their commitment to protect building occupant health as they implement research-based strategies to promote the mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of their residents.”

Joanna Frank, President and CEO, Center for Active Design

Every home at Moda, Holland Park includes sound proofing that is five decibels above the required levels, which provides a sense of calm and quiet throughout the neighbourhood. 

Environment sensors by partner Utopi are also installed in each home and amenity space to monitor humidity, temperature, light levels and air quality. Residents will then have access to this data through the MyModa app.   

Moda Living is recognised as a leader in Fitwel accreditations and holds the most globally. The accreditation was secured by a dedicated team made up of representatives from Moda Living and investors Apache Capital, Harrison Street and NFU Mutal as part of its joint venture.

“Build to Rent has redefined the standard of service in the UK rental market, with owners and operators of buildings putting residents front and centre of the decision-making process. This has been a guiding principle for Moda and Apache, and we will continue to drive progress in the sector when it comes to the health and wellbeing of our residents.”

Nikki King, Director, ESG & Operations, Apache Capital

Other Moda Living schemes to achieve a three-star Fitwel certification include Moda, New York Square in Leeds, Moda, The Mercian in Birmingham, and Moda, The McEwan in Edinburgh which was the first residential building in Europe to achieve this status.