Q1 2024 Build to Rent developments with planning submitted

A round up of Q1 2024 Build to Rent developments across the UK that have had planning applications submitted.

Ryland Estates has submitted plans for its proposed Trifecta Residences Build to Rent scheme in Birmingham | BTR News
Ryland Estates has submitted plans for its proposed Trifecta Residences Build to Rent scheme in Birmingham.

Trifecta Residences

At the beginning of the year, Ryland Estates Investment Ltd submitted a planning application for its 550-home residential mixed-use Build to Rent scheme Trifecta Residences along Bristol Street, Bromsgrove Street and Essex Street in Birmingham.

Designed by Stephenson Hamilton Risley Studio, the anticipated approval of the plans will see the delivery of three buildings at 40, ten, and six-storeys. Amenities on-site will include co-working spaces, exercise facilities and shared lounges. Natural outdoor space will comprise walled gardens, terraced landscaping and water features.

New Garden Square

Moda Group submitted proposals for a new 37-storey development in Edgbaston, Birmingham, as part of the New Garden Square masterplan. Plans were submitted in partnership with landowner Calthorpe Estates.

The proposals include the delivery of 462 homes in a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with an innovative ‘stepped bar’ design. Amenities include a roof terrace, 24-hour gym, co-working space, resident lounges and 230 new cycle parking spaces. 

Broad Street Mall

In February, McLaren Living submitted a new planning application to Reading Borough Council for the redevelopment of the three residential buildings at the Broad Street Mall Build to Rent scheme. The revised masterplan for the redevelopment has been designed by AHR Architects. 

The proposals aim to redevelop the southern part of the 4.6-acre site to include over 600 tenure-blind market and affordable homes, c.15,000 sq ft of commercial space comprising office, retail and leisure uses, a vibrant public realm and improvements to Broad Street Mall.


HUB and Bridges Fund Management submitted plans for a new co-living development – named Cornerstone – at 45 Beech Street in London, following the acquisition of the property last year.

The proposals would transform a 1950s office building on the edge of the iconic Barbican Estate. Designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), the scheme will deliver 174 co-living homes, a new public realm, ground-floor commercial space and on-site amenities.

Unnamed – 80 Broad Street, Birmingham

On behalf of HJB Investments, Marrons submitted planning to develop a new 42-storey Build to Rent scheme in Birmingham, which includes the transformation and regeneration of the Grade II-listed Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.

The proposals aim to deliver 300 Build to Rent apartments, 20% of which will be affordable housing. The development will also feature 12,000 sq ft flexible community space and amenities including a 6,000 sq ft viewing platform with café and exhibition area, rooftop terrace and a cycle hub which includes 300 spaces.

Nursery Street

In early May, Parklane Group submitted planning for its Nursery Street Build to Rent development in the Wicker area of Sheffield city centre. Designed by Sheffield-based CODA Architecture, the proposed development will include 102 Build to Rent homes in a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Amenities will include coworking and meeting spaces, a first-floor garden terrace with views over the River Don, a fully equipped gym, private dining room and a fully equipped podcasting studio.

View Point

On behalf of Packaged Living, Turley has submitted an EIA Screening Report to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, for its opinions on its plans for a new 18-storey Build to Rent development in Basing View, Basingstoke. This comes ahead of submitting a detailed planning application.

The proposed scheme will seek to obtain planning permission for the redevelopment of the 1.95-acre View Point site, and will develop up to 370 homes in a mix of primarily one- and two-bedroom apartments, with some three-bedroom apartments.