Work starts on CERT’s Peelers Yard Build to Rent scheme

Works have started on Peelers Yard, a Build to Rent project in Manchester that is backed by Myprotein founder Oliver Cookson.

CGI of CERT’s Peelers Yard Build to Rent scheme, Goulden Street | BTR News
CGI of CERT’s Peelers Yard Build to Rent scheme, Goulden Street.

Construction has started to regenerate Peelers Yard, a Build to Rent project backed by Myprotein founder Oliver Cookson. The scheme is being delivered on the site of an 1872 police and fire station in New Cross, Manchester.

Peelers Yard – designed by Tim Groom Architects – will deliver 81 new Build to Rent units – a mix of one and two bedroom homes in different styles including traditional apartments, townhouses and duplex apartments, with many of the homes integrated into the remaining boundary walls of the original station.

“2024 has started with us making a big step towards delivering this exciting scheme. This project is our first with Big Red, who have been fantastic to work with so far and we are looking forward to delivering this scheme with them.”

Howard Lord, Managing Director, CERT

Main contractor Big Red Construction have been appointed to deliver the scheme, with works starting on Wednesday to get the Manchester City Centre project underway.

“We’re delighted to partner with CERT on the sensitive restoration of Peelers Yard’s, to bring this old structure back to modern use.”

Mike Lomas, Managing Director, Big Red Construction

Aligning with CERT’s Build to Rent expansion, Peelers Yard has been reimagined to meet the ever-growing demand of the market. The scheme will follow he developer’s 45-home SONA Build to Rent project near the Manchester Apollo, which is to complete this summer.

Both schemes will be fully operated by CERT’s property management experts, with each property benefiting from its dedicated in-house residential team.