has launched its first 275 new homes at New Maker Yards within Middlewood Locks, located between Manchester and Salford. Once complete, the new scheme, comprising over 800 homes, will be the largest build to rent development outside London. The new build to rent neighbourhood will feature a range of communal spaces, including a Club Room open from Autumn 2019, which will provide space for resident events and networking, as well as a home working hub and green space.
Neil Young, Chief Executive at Get Living, said: “We are passionate about creating brilliant big-city neighbourhoods and are proud that New Maker Yards at Middlewood Locks is our first outside London. Life at New Maker Yards means our new residents can be just eight minutes’ walk from the heart of the city yet also retreat from it; with our well-sized, stylish apartments offering canal-side living with new independent retailers arriving soon. The build-to-rent sector is growing up fast, and for all of us involved at this exciting time, it is important to uphold the highest standards. Over the last six years, the sector has gone from a standing start to 140,090 build-to-rent homes completed, under construction or in planning. It is benefitting from a shift in the perception of renting with more people seeing renting as a lifestyle choice rather than a second option to home ownership. In addition, having never charged tenancy fees and scrapping deposits in 2017, we are encouraged by the Government’s adoption of a more supportive position for renters with the passing of the Tenant Fees Act, which will see deposits capped at five weeks rent from 1 June.”