Spelthorne’s first Build to Rent scheme in Staines town centre achieves planning permission. The approval follows a backdrop of protests and refusals for other high-rise developments in the town, including Charter House, Debenhams, Inland Homes and Spelthorne council’s own regeneration hopes.
Stakeholder engagement for the scheme was led by Edward Butler-Ellis at ward, securing support from the Staines BID and a cross-party group of committee members – allowing it to progress through planning. This is the second major scheme ward have secured for Dandara Living, with planning also recently approved for a car-free Build to Rent development in High Town, Luton.
Dandara Living acquired the site from Renshaw. Designed by Hodder+Partners, the development will see the long-awaited regeneration of the former Renshaw industrial estate. The scheme will deliver 391 new Build to Rent homes – a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments and three bedroom townhouses, all fully-furnished. Each home will include either a balcony or garden.
Residents will benefit from a range of amenities and services including a gym, co-working space, lounge, rooftop terraces, a car club, on-site concierge and free hosted events. A communal amenity space will also be provided in the central courtyard. Construction timescales are yet to be released, but work on site is anticipated to begin within the next 12 months.
Dandara Living are developers and operators of Build to Rent apartment buildings – and is the specialist Build to Rent division of the Dandara Group. The company has a growing portfolio – which currently has 2,700 apartments under management, with an immediate development pipeline of a further 4,700 homes. The combined 7,400 homes are in ten towns and cities across the UK – including Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham.
Consultancy company ward was established in 2019 in response to industry professionals and stakeholders seeking a bespoke and trustworthy service. The company has advised clients on a wide range of residential, commercial and infrastructure schemes, both in the private and public sector.