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Britannia House, Stafford

Britannia House is our latest low-entry completed residential project located in the heart of England in Stafford. Britannia House features 32 apartments, a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments that are already tenanted and let to locals on assured shorthold tenancies. With prices starting from as little as £98,500 offering a yield of up to 10% net makes this a very attractive opportunity for our investors. All the apartments in this building have been built to an exceptional standard and contain everything a prospective tenant would need. All the properties are currently let and achieving yields north of 7% on long-term lets. With the high number of businesses and enterprises in the area as well as Stafford’s limited appeal to tourists, recently there has been a growing demand for short-term lets in the area. With the leases on these apartments allowing for short-term lets, investors have the opportunity to increase the current 7% gross yield on AST’s to a net yield of 10% net with short-term lets. The building was completed in 2019 and also has on-site car parking for up to 23 cars.   Introduction to Stafford The Borough of Stafford has a rich heritage and is home to over 6000 SMEs and micro-businesses through to large multinationals, such as Pets At Home, Perkins and GE. During the past 3 years we have seen in excess of 1000 new businesses make Stafford Borough their home supporting a wealth of established industry sectors, as well as strong research and development in engineering, electronics, materials and medical sciences. The Borough is ideally placed to provide easy access to markets with outstanding transport infrastructure to the whole of the UK by road, air, sea and rail. Just one of many reasons why so many organisations chose to make Stafford their home. There are so many more: Stafford Borough has a population of over 137,000 people with a further three million living within 45 minutes drive time. 62% of it’s residents hold Major Group 1-3 positions, higher than the 44% average across the West Midlands and Britain. 53% of Stafford’s residents holding NVQ4 and above, compared to 34% across the West Midlands and 40% across Britain. Staffordshire and Keele Universities are on the doorstep with highly respected engineering and computing faculties available to our businesses. Stafford College became the first further education provider in England to achieve top grades in every area of Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework (EIF). The college has recently announced a £23m planned investment into a new skills and innovation hub - Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group Their business density is greater than most across the County with some 430 plus businesses registered per 10,000 residents. The Borough hosts over 30 high-growth enterprises and our business start-up and survival rates are exemplary.   Investment Highlights 1 bedroom apartments from £98,500 2 bedroom apartments from £124,500 Completed and tenanted Immediate income of 7% on long-term lets Potential of up to 20% gross income on short-term lets (10% net) Central location 10 mins walk to Stafford Station – 30 mins by train to Birmingham, 60 mins to Manchester and 80 mins to London Parking is available at £5000 per space Zero ground rent, 250 years leasehold from April 2021
Sanjit Dhanjal
20th November 2023

MacArthur House, Nightingale Quarter, Derby

MacArthur House is a stunning collection of 118 apartments, part of the Nightingale neighbour regeneration scheme, nestled in the heart of Derby’s bustling centre. Nightingale Quarter is a truly unique development, incorporating 925 city centre homes including six acres of green open space, parkland and gardens. It’s easy to forget that you are so centrally located. Derby itself is a city putting itself on the map, with some of the highest employment rates in the country, with companies like Toyota, Rolls Royce and Bombardier leading the way in the cities’ advanced manufacturing sector. The Nightingale Quarter is one of the largest city centre regeneration sites in the UK, covering more than 18.5 acres. The development has been sympathetically designed to incorporate the iconic Victorian "Pepper Pot" buildings, which will remain on site as a permanent reminder of the heritage of the development. Pepper Pot North will become the hub of the community with a cafe and eatery at its heart. Pepper Pot South, will be transformed into a community gym to be enjoyed by all.   About Derby Derby is the UK’s most central city boasting 254,000 residents with a further 2.1 million people living within a 45-minute radius. The city recently ranked second in the UK Powerhouse City Growth Tracker report, sitting between Cambridge and Oxford. Derby is an international hub for the aerospace, automotive and rail industries. The world headquarters for Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace is located in the city, together with Bombardier’s UK transport division. Toyota’s principal UK manufacturing plant is also based in Derbyshire. These three companies employ over 20,000 people locally, with many more employed by companies who form a part of their extensive supply chains Boasting a wealth of cultural and entertainment venues, the city of Derby enjoys a distinctive and colourful ambience. The Derby Museum & Art Gallery, located on the gorgeous Strand, is home to a charming and varied range of internationally significant collections, whilst The Silk Mill Museum, located on the banks of the River Derwent, displays fascinating items from Derby’s rich industrial heritage. Market Place now hosts QUAD, a modern cinema, gallery, café bar and workshop venue, while the nearby Guildhall Theatre continues to offer intimate live theatre and musical performances throughout the year. Derby Cathedral runs an annual programme of services, concerts and events, with the wider Cathedral Quarter playing host to CQ Saturdays, as well as the Derby Comedy Festival, Derby Feste and Derby Folk Festival. Beyond Derby, a number of music festivals take place across the region every year, including the Y Not Festival.   Investment Highlights Price £190,000 Completion Q4 2024 24 contemporary 1-bedroom apartments Leasehold with zero ground rent A service charge of approx. £2.22 per sq ft. 6% rental yield projection could be higher upon completion Derby is the centre of England, most other cities are under a 3-hour drive away Derby has the highest average yield of any East Midlands city. Second fastest-growing regional economy in the UK Population is expected to grow by 9.45% by 2028. 21,000 new jobs to be created £2 billion worth of regeneration in the pipeline for the city centre. One of the fastest growing areas for house prices in the country, but still affordable. Big regeneration area, lots of money being spent on the city centre and this particular development which will in turn attract more investment. Lots of businesses within close proximity of the development to drive long-term rental demand.  
Sanjit Dhanjal
20th September 2023

Axiom Student Apartments, Stoke-on-Trent

Opulent are proud to be able to offer our latest student accommodation exclusive offering. Due to the success of our previous Stoke-on-Trent student accommodation developments we are launching our latest opportunity which is within close proximity to the University of Staffordshire. 161 studio apartments right on the doorstep of the bustling city centre.  Being located on the site of the old police station, it will be a mixed conversion and new build property The building is within just a 10 minute walk to the University of Staffordshire and is superbly located right in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent close to bars, restaurants and nightclubs to keep the students busy in their free time. The project is also conveniently located next to local bus routes and is just a 5 minute walk from Stoke train station that provides connections to Manchester and other parts of the UK. Investment Highlights Cash investment from £79,999 161 purpose-built student apartments 8% NET assured for 5 years, excluding ground rent 125 years leasehold £350 ground rent Close to Staffordshire University & Keele University Completion Q4, 2024 Fully furnished (except TV)
Sanjit Dhanjal
18th January 2023

Imperial Quarter, Royal Windsor

Imperial Quarter occupies an ideal location close to Royal Windsor and the new Crossrail links that offers direct access to Central London and the financial district in 30-40 minutes. This is one of the most attractive and in-demand locations in the UK for LEGOLAND® short-term renters. Built to a high specification, Imperial Quarter is home to 14 apartments and 2 houses which offer a modern lifestyle in this historic location. Fully fitted kitchens with top of the range appliances complement bright, airy living spaces and bedrooms with top of the range fixtures, furnishings and other high-end design touches. Parking is available with each apartment, and the development is approaching the final stages of construction. With completion set for early 2023, this opportunity will generate income almost immediately for investors with little or no development risk. Royal Windsor Crowned by Windsor Castle which has been in place since the 12th century, Windsor is now the official home of King Charles and has a rich mixture of history, culture and modern ambitions which makes it unique. In the modern day, proximity to London and Heathrow Airport marks Windsor out as a key economic hub in the London Commuter Belt. A growing population, an unmatched spread of tourist attractions and the natural vibrancy of the town’s storied schools such as Eton College combine to create a cosmopolitan modern atmosphere. Windsor is only becoming more popular every year, and by investing in Imperial Quarter you can play your part in its story. Welcome to Windsor and this outstanding new development. Investment Highlights 14 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments 2 three bedroom houses Prices from £375k Up to 12% projected yield 250 years leasehold Zero ground rent Estimated service charge £1.93 psf / annum Parking with each apartment (£15k) Bright spacious apartments 2-year rental assurance at 6% Prime for short-term rentals Castle view from higher apartments
Sanjit Dhanjal
9th November 2022

Northgate House, Leeds

Prices from £144,500, 7% Projected Yield Northgate House in Leeds a new, off plan residential aprtment project in a popular area of Leeds. Close to the main University area and just a short ride away from Leeds City Centre, Northgate House features 54 brand new high spec apartments perfect for either the young professional or executive to rent. Each of the 54 luxury apartments represent a well-appointed place to live offering a premium specification that includes real wood floors, feature windows throughout, premium fitted kitchens, luxury bathroom suites and stylish lighting throughout. The design theme is focused on delivering stylish practicality. Northgate House is located on one of the main arterial routes into the city of Leeds, with connections to the major motorway links via the Leeds inner ring road. The area shows large demand for new build apartments and this is portrayed in the number of new developments presently being built to not only regenerate this area and make use of the heritage of the buildings and landscape, but to service the growing demand and popularity of the area. The most affluent areas of Leeds are in the North Leeds locations. The key post codes in Leeds are in the areas of LS17, LS16 and LS8. These 3 post codes are clustered in a triangle and are where the most expensive properties in Leeds are situated. These areas are also the home of notable iconic local landmarks. This area is advantageous for investors and buyers looking for a convenient property close to the city. The availability displayed on the web portals is ever changing with visible turnaround times. Meanwood and nearby Headingley are very much suburbs of the city, vastly growing and becoming modernistic in approach with a huge range of local eateries and shopping and attracting the affluent classes from the leeds area. Investment Highlights: 54 luxury I and 2 bed apartments I Bedroom from £144,500 2 Bedroom from £175,000 Parking included High quality finishes throughout all apartments Great living area for working professionals, students and post graduates Perfect for international students as only I mile from the main universities in Leeds Investor friendly payment plan, 25% on exchange, 75% balance on completion
Sanjit Dhanjal
8th April 2019