Placefirst completes £8m Elevate BTR scheme

Placefirst’s £8m Manchester Build to Rent scheme - Elevate – completes, achieving an 85% pre let figure.

One bedroom apartments kitchen and living area at Elevate in Manchester - Placefirst | BTR News
One bedroom apartments kitchen and living area at Elevate in Manchester.

Elevate, Placefirst’s new £8m Build to Rent development in Longsight, Manchester has reached completion, with the first residents now moved in. On the site of a disused former Jobcentre, work began on the scheme in 2021 to create a thriving development of energy efficient, pet-friendly homes, designed specifically for the modern renter. The regeneration specialists worked with Project 3 Architects to repurpose the building and add a new rooftop extension, which gives it a new lease of life and accommodates eight new apartments which offer stunning views across the city.

Launching at the end of February 2022, Elevate has proved popular, achieving an 85% pre let figure by completion. The ground, first and second floors are fully let, with a few apartments remaining on the brand new top floor.

Two bedroom apartments kitchen at Placefirst's Elevate scheme | BTR News
Two bedroom apartments kitchen.

“Elevate has been an exciting project for us and our vision of creating a contemporary, high-spec apartment scheme in Manchester’s up-and-coming area of Longsight has truly been met.

“We are proud to be 85% pre-let upon completion and enjoyed welcoming our first residents. With fantastic links to the city and a specialist resident services manager on hand to support residents, we’re delighted to have hit the completion milestone, and look forward to watching the Elevate community thrive.”

Ian Chatburn, Customer Experience Director, Placefirst 

The scheme includes 53 high-quality furnished homes – a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments. Residents on the ground floor also benefit from the luxury of private entrances. Elevate residents have access to a dedicated resident services manager on hand to help them settle in and manage queries, as well as a range of amenities including allocated parking, bike stores and electric car charging points. The development also provides residents with great connectivity to Manchester city centre.

Ground floor apartment kitchen and living area - Placefirst | BTR News
Ground floor apartment kitchen and living area.

Established in 2010, regeneration specialist Placefirst has over 1,500 homes in the current portfolio, with a further 1,000 in the pipeline and under construction. Each home is high-quality, sustainable and carefully designed for modern family needs – establishing renting as a long-term alternative to buying in the property market.

Elevate extends Placefirst’s track record of creating sustainable neighbourhoods across the country with dedicated resident services teams. This has been bolstered by the team’s recent win of Residential Operator of The Year at the North-West Residential Property Awards.