Vistry and Leaf Living mark delivery of Chesterwell Estate SFH BTR homes

Vistry Group and Leaf Living mark the delivery of single-family housing (SFH) Build to Rent homes at Chesterwell Estate in Colchester.

Countryside Partnerships handover SFH Build to Rent homes to Leaf Living at Chesterwell Estate in Colchester, Essex | BTR News
Countryside Partnerships handover SFH Build to Rent homes to Leaf Living at Chesterwell Estate in Colchester, Essex.

Mixed-tenure developer Vistry Group and provider of professionally managed new-build rental housing in the UK – Leaf Living – marked the delivery of Build to Rent homes at their Chesterwell Estate in Colchester, Essex.

So far, 83 homes have been delivered as part of the pairs agreement to provide 171 homes, helping to meet the continuing demand for rental properties in the region. 

“We are delighted to have made such good progress with Vistry Group to deliver homes for private rent on the Chesterwell Estate. These new homes have been designed to naturally complement the surrounding countryside, and are located just minutes away from the lively city of Colchester.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Vistry Group on other sites, ensuring we provide the best quality housing for the local community.”

Will Montague, CEO, Leaf Living

The Chesterwell Estate development will offer a mix of two-bedroom apartments and two-, three- and four-bedroom single-family homes for private rental use.

Works started on site in February 2022, with completion of the three-year build expected in early 2025.

Countryside Partnerships – who merged with Vistry Partnerships in November 2022 and is part of the Vistry Group – is the development partner on the scheme. Leaf Living will own and manage the Build to Rent properties.

“The PRS units we have delivered in partnership with Leaf Living are a great example of the mixed-tenure housing Countryside Partnerships specialises in, providing a diverse mix of homes to meet the multiple needs of a community. 

“We are very pleased to be working in partnership with PRS provider Leaf Living at a time when demand for rental property is at a high. We look forward to continuing to work together to reach completion of this much-needed scheme.”

Peter Willis, Managing Director, Vistry Group East

Established in 2021 by funds managed by Regis Group and Blackstone, Leaf Living aims to accelerate the delivery of new-build rental houses across the UK, giving people greater access to professionally managed, high-quality Build to Rent housing by providing long-term investment.