Win a Capital&Centric BTR apartment for a year

Capital&Centric are planning to give away an apartment, rent-free for a year, at one of its upcoming neighbourhoods with a new competition.

Capital&Centric's Weir Mill development in Stockport | BTR News
Capital&Centric's Weir Mill development in Stockport.

Social impact developer Capital&Centric have announced the launch of an exciting competition for locals in Greater Manchester, where they can win a new apartment rent free for one year at any of the developer’s neighbourhoods currently being built in Stockport, Farnworth and Stoke-on-Trent.

Capital&Centric has declared that to enter the Instagram competition and be in with a chance of winning the unrivalled prize, contestants need to name-check their favourite independent businesses.

The competition is part of the developer’s hunt for operators and independent local businesses to move into its neighbourhoods under construction. It follows on from the success of Channel 4’s The Big Interiors Battle – fronted by Big Brother host AJ Odudu – which saw an interior designer contestant emerge victorious and win an apartment at Capital&Centric’s Eyewitness Works development in Sheffield last year.

To enter the new competition, contestants should visit @capitalcentric on Instagram and tag their favourite independent businesses that they’d love to see expand – whether a coffee shop, bar, brewery, restaurant, deli or lifestyle store. Then, when a tagged trader moves in, a lucky person who suggested them will be picked at random to win a newly-released apartment rent free for a year.

Capital&Centric hope that the competition will unveil operators with a loyal following that may want to be part of a curated community of traders at up-and-coming spots – such as the £60m Weir Mill neighbourhood in Stockport town centre.

“We want the power of the people to help us find the most cherished indie businesses to move into our communities. Everyone has their favourite spot for a flat white, a go-to place for pizza, or a hidden gem bar where the vibes are unmatched. In return for people spilling their neighbourhood favourite secrets, we’re giving away an apartment totally rent free. It’s a pretty life-changing prize, not only giving the lucky winner the chance to move into one of our neighbourhoods, but eliminating what’s most people’s biggest monthly bill for a whole year. Whether it helps someone save for a rainy day or tick some experiences off the bucket list, it’ll be a massive opportunity for the winner.”

John Moffat, Joint Managing Director, Capital&Centric

The winner will have the choice of where they want to live. The options are: Weir Mill, Stockport – a creative neighbourhood under the town’s viaduct arches, with the historic mills restored into apartments; new build homes; work spaces; and new public outdoor spots.

Farnworth Green, Bolton – a town centre neighbourhood with apartments and family townhouses alongside shops, a community hub and public green.

Goods Yard, Stoke-on-Trent – a destination neighbourhood right next to the main line train station and canal, with a below ground foodhall warehouse, lush community gardens, and industrial-style apartments with amenities.

To enter, entrants must head to Capital&Centric’s Instagram and, on the pinned competition post:

  • Like the post⁠.
  • Tag their favourite independent coffee shops, bars, restaurants, delis and stores⁠.
  • Follow @capitalcentric⁠.
  • Share to their Instagram story for extra entry⁠.

There’s no limit on the number of entries or tags. When a tagged trader moves in, a winner will be selected.