The latest Build to Rent sector data – for Q3 2021 – reported that there were 205,525 Build to Rent homes in the UK – across London and the regions, of which 63,950 were completed, 42,032 were under construction and 99,543 were in planning. In London there were 88,893 units, and 116,632 units outside London. There were a number of planning applications submitted in Q4 2021 – as well as schemes which were granted planning permission. Here’s our roundup of Build to Rent planning activity that took place in Q4 2021.
Highlight of Q4 2021
In November 2021, Stories, a socially responsible developer and St Mungo’s charity submitted a joint application for a state-of-the-art facility to support homelessness in Westminster. The St Mungo’s centre will be funded through the release of part of the site for a mixed-use, residential-led development which includes 94 Build to Rent homes. Read more.
Planning applications submitted
Planning applications were submitted for Build to Rent schemes across the UK – in areas including NW10, Glasgow, Stoke-on-Trent, Leeds, Worcester and Belfast. The size of schemes ranged from 170 units to 780. Schemes included:
The Loft Lines
TODD Architects submitted planning for The Loft Lines, a 780 unit Build to Rent scheme in the heart of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. On approval, this scheme will become one of the largest new residential construction projects in the UK. The Loft Lines is being delivered by Lacuna Developments and Watkin Jones. Read more.
HUB and Bridges Fund Management submitted plans for Latitude Blue, a 488 unit Build to Rent scheme in Leeds designed by Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher. The proposals will create a community at the heart of an emerging mixed-use neighbourhood. Read more.
Capital & Centric submitted plans for Goods Yard, a £60m 170 unit Build to Rent scheme next to Stoke-on-Trent train station. The scheme will create a mixed-use community and is one of three regeneration projects to benefit the area. Read more.
Moda Living, Osborne + Co and MRP submitted outline planning for Lancefield Quay, a £205m Build to Rent urban village in Glasgow which will deliver 730 units. The scheme will drive the regeneration of the city quarter – a historic and important area of Glasgow. Read more.
Pocket Living submitted plans for Atlas Wharf, a 436 unit Build to Rent scheme in NW10 designed by Grid Architects. The aim is to provide a scheme that is accessible to young middle earning professionals in Lindon. Read more.
Planning applications granted
Planning was granted for schemes across the UK – in Wolverhampton, Leeds, Durham and Hull. The size of schemes ranged from 50 units to 629. Schemes included:
Preston Road site
Wise Living and Strata Homes received planning permission for 50 suburban Build to Rent homes on a site on Preston Road in Hull, funded by PGIM Real Estate. The scheme is part of a larger regeneration project. Read more.
Esh Winning scheme
Placefirst received planning permission for a Build to Rent scheme in Esh Winning in Durham – designed by POD Newcastle and Southern Green. Delivering 89 units, the scheme will deliver the largest number of bungalows in a generation. Read more.
Lisbon Street scheme
Lisbon Street Developments received full planning consent for a £270m, 629 unit Build to Rent scheme in Leeds designed by DLA Architecture. The development will transform the city centre international swimming pool site, which will also include a PBSA building and a hotel. Read more.
Placefirst received planning permission for Canalside Quarter, a 366 unit Build to Rent scheme in Wolverhampton – which is part of a wider regeneration project. Designed by jmarchitects, with consultants WSP, the scheme will deliver a new canalside community in the heart of this historic area. Read more.