PLATFORM_ in Glasgow named BTR Development of the Year

Reaching practical completion in November 2023, PLATFORM_ in Glasgow is the largest Build to Rent scheme in Scotland.

PLATFORM_ in Glasgow has been recognised as Scotland's Build to Rent Development of the Year | Northwood Investors | BTR News
PLATFORM_ in Glasgow has been recognised as Scotland's Build to Rent Development of the Year.

Build to Rent developer and operator PLATFORM_ alongside joint venture partner Northwood Investors LLC have secured a win at the Scottish Property Awards on 29 February, with the partnership’s landmark development in Glasgow named as Scotland’s Build to Rent Development of the Year.

The recognition follows other industry award wins for PLATFORM_ and the joint venture partnership over recent months. This includes the developer claiming the Best Property Development and Management Platform award at the BUILD Real Estate and Property Awards, and the partnership winning Residential Development of the Year at the Cardiff Property Awards.

“PLATFORM_ in Glasgow is our first development to complete in Scotland and we are incredibly proud for it to receive best-in-class status at the highly coveted Scottish Property Awards. This recognition is a testament to the attention to detail evident throughout the development, both internally and externally, that has enhanced an iconic riverside location and importantly provided much-needed new homes for the city. The excellent collaboration between the project team has resulted in a stand-out development that sets a new benchmark for modern-day living. The win at the Scottish Property Awards adds to our string of recent achievements at industry events, underlining the quality and positive impact PLATFORM_ is creating within the Build to Rent sector and local communities.”

Jean-Marc Vandevivere, CEO, PLATFORM_

PLATFORM_ in Glasgow is strategically located between the International Financial Services District and Finnieston. Standing as one of the city’s tallest buildings at 20 storeys (c.60m), the development is set across four blocks and comprises 498 new homes in a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Assael Interiors were the interior designers for the scheme.

Amenities include a gym with Technogym equipment, landscaped courtyard, two roof terraces, private dining room, cinema room and co-working facilities. Residents can conveniently manage their homes using smart technology like the PLATFORM_ Portal app, keyless entry, and remote utility monitoring, all underpinned by pre-installed superfast broadband.

“PLATFORM_ in Glasgow is the third scheme to complete as part of our joint venture partnership, with Sheffield in lease-up and Cardiff now fully stabilised, bringing the total portfolio to over 1,000 operational units. We are delighted to have received this recognition at the Scottish Property Awards, a testament to the quality of the sustainable, purpose-built rental product delivered by the joint venture and PLATFORM_’s operational expertise. We continue to see strong demand for this product in the undersupplied markets we target and look forward to stabilising our schemes in Glasgow and Sheffield over the coming months.”

James Seago, Vice President, Northwood Investors

Designed by architect Keppie Design and delivered by contractor GRAHAM, the wider project team included Axiom Project Services Limited, Troup Bywaters + Anders, and Thomas & Adamson. Built with sustainability in mind, the scheme has achieved the Silver Active Energy standard by incorporating rooftop photovoltaics and the use of air source heat pumps in place of traditional heating systems in design. These initiatives enable 100% of the apartments to achieve an EPC B rating.

PLATFORM_ in Glasgow also features two on-site commercial units at ground level, which provides convenience retail options and additional amenities to residents. Electrical vehicle charging points and bike storage are also available in communal spaces.