Manchester City Council has approved plans for The Gateway – a Build to Rent development in Manchester, which will be delivered by a partnership between Sigma Capital Group and housebuilder Kellen Homes.
The Gateway will deliver 272 new Build to Rent homes under Sigma Capital’s Simple Life brand, providing homes for 887 people. Homes include a mix of 172 single-family detached and semi-detached houses and 100 apartments. All homes are pet-friendly and will include fitted, modern appliances, and all houses will have gardens.
“We are excited to embark on this latest venture with new, trusted partners Kellen Homes, to help support the local and wider community. This scheme will deliver high-quality, professionally managed rental homes in an area that is facing undersupply of attainable, family homes. We are focused on our legacy of regeneration, and we are delighted to be able to deliver this important project.”Jason Berry, Regional Managing Director, Sigma Capital Group
Alongside the Build to Rent homes, The Gateway will include 0.82 acres of public green space and a community centre with parking and disabled parking for local people.
The brownfield site is located on the former 13-acre Olympic Freight depot on Bennett Street. Kellen Homes is responsible for the construction of The Gateway, which is expected to take three years to complete – and will create provide 858 construction jobs. The housebuilder has committed to employing as many local people as possible during construction of The Gateway.
“This new development is a significant boost for the community, and we are very pleased to be able to start work on this important scheme with a long-established, development partner.
“We will be providing quality new homes for local people, a community centre, creating new jobs, and public green space for everyone to enjoy and benefit from. Kellen builds communities through carefully designed homes and neighbourhoods, and I am delighted that we can bring this investment into Manchester.”Ian Kelley, Chief Executive, Kellen Homes