Wolverhampton city centre Build to Rent scheme revealed

Manchester based company set to submit planning for a multimillion-pound Build to Rent scheme in Wolverhampton.

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Build to Rent developer – Placefirst – has revealed its multimillion-pound plan to create 350 new Build to Rent homes in Wolverhampton’s Canalside Quarter. The plans include a bid for five acres of brownfield land off Lower Horseley Fields in the city centre.

“Placefirst is working with City of Wolverhampton Council to deliver its ambitious vision for the Canalside Quarter and kickstarting the multi-billion-pound regeneration of the city.

“We have developed our plans for the Canalside Quarter within the wider transformational framework set out by the council.”

David Mawson, Chief Executive, PlaceFirst

The company plans to submit their planning application in the coming months, and constructions works will begin later in the year if planning is approved. 

“Through good design and excellent placemaking, our proposals seek to deliver a new sustainable, intergenerational waterside community for Wolverhampton.”

David Mawson, Chief Executive, PlaceFirst

Placefirst have Build to Rent schemes across the North West, North East and Yorkshire, and this will be their first project in the Midlands. They design, build, own and maintain their Build to Rent homes and create safe and friendly neighbourhoods – ensuring those neighbourhoods fit into each location.

“Our proposals reflect our shared ambition to raise the bar in terms of quality residential homes in the city centre. As our first project in the Midlands, Canalside represents an important milestone for Placefirst.”

David Mawson, Chief Executive, PlaceFirst