Galliford Try, CIMC submit plans for build-to-rent scheme in Leeds, UK

WCN Editorial Team 24 Jun 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The Investments business of the UK construction firm Galliford Try and the UK development arm of Chinese-based CIMC have submitted plans for a build-to-rent apartment scheme at Flax Place in Leeds, UK.

The proposals include the construction of 350 build-to-rent apartments in two tower buildings of 15 and 11 storeys, respectively. The towers will be connected at lower ground floor level.

The scheme will offer modern, open plan apartments that will be available in a mix of one- and two-bedroom options.

Galliford Try said that the workstations within the two and three-bed apartments will improve the ability for residents to work from home while full-height windows provide extensive natural light into each apartment.

Also, seven fully-accessible apartments will be provided as part of the development.

The UK construction firm said that the open frontage to Richmond Street will create a shared public space that connects with the local area.

Galliford Try Investments director Phil Harris said: “We are delighted to be reaching a key milestone for this scheme in Leeds, which will be the first build-to-rent scheme that Galliford Try Investments has developed in the city.

“We have an excellent track record of delivering schemes in Leeds both as an investor and building contractor and look forward to being able to begin work on-site later this year.”

Earlier this month, Galliford Try won a contract worth £85m to build two mixed-use residential buildings at Tottenham Hale for the development company, Argent Related.

The contract forms part of a masterplan to deliver 1,030 new homes which will sit alongside 15 new retail spaces, co-working and office space, a cinema, a new primary care health centre and two football pitches.


The 350 build-to-rent apartments will be built in two tower buildings of 15 and 11 storeys, respectively. (Credit: Galliford Try Holdings plc)

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