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The Wraysbury, London Road

The Wraysbury is a collection of 53 stylish apartments and duplexes, each with secure underground parking in the riverside market town of Staines Upon Thames. Only 33 minutes into London Waterloo, this southwest corner of London, where Berkshire meets Surrey is rapidly growing in popularity thanks to its riverside walks, acres of royal parkland and a rich cultural and social calendar all within easy reach of the capital. This ideal combination of a short commute, pleasant environmental surroundings, affordable property prices and a growing cosmopolitan feel is the reason why many others are considering Staines Upon Thames, enabling them access to lucrative job markets whilst living a more affordable and relaxed lifestyle. About London Road London Road is the focal point for Staines newest addresses, receiving millions in investment from major developers all wanting to capitalise on the town’s growth and planned Heathrow expansion. This new and cosmopolitan urban development will only boost Staines Upon Thames’ growing appeal, creating new piazzas and shared retail spaces. Staines Upton Thames Only 15 miles from Central London and on the banks of the River Thames, Staines is a vibrant market town in the borough of Spelthorne. With a conservation quarter, a modern shopping precinct and a riverside trail linking Windsor and Hampton Court Palace, the town offers a quintessential southwest London lifestyle.
Sanjit Dhanjal
22nd January 2024

One Victoria, Manchester

One Victoria, with an affordable price point starting from £277,000 and fantastically located only 3 mins walk from Manchester Victoria Station, is an ideal investment opportunity. Manchester continues to consistently offer investors some of the strongest rental yields in the UK, and major agencies like Savills and JLL in the last eight weeks have forecast a hike in prices of 20% minimum by 2028, a great return on investment within four years. Sentiment has become extremely positive over the last couple of months with interest rates forecasted to drop and prices expected to rise so if you, like us, believe that now is the time to buy, please don’t hesitate to get in touch as these apartments will sell fast. Why Victoria? The area around Great Ducie Street includes the once world-famous Boddington’s Brewery, now one of Manchester’s city centre regeneration areas. Tracing the River Irwell, traditionally it was a commercial district, now making way for more much-needed city centre accommodation. But, unlike some of Manchester’s areas of regeneration, Victoria is already a thriving part of the city, a four-minute walk from Cathedral Gardens, five minutes from Exchange Square the main shopping district and a ten-minute walk from the popular bars, restaurants and cafes of the Northern Quarter. Its public transport connections are excellent, the mainline station and Metrolink Manchester Victoria are only a three minute walk from the development and there’s easy access to the city ring road and A56. As a place to invest, you get all the benefits of a city centre address – and the extra uplift associated with Manchester’s ongoing regeneration story. In terms of its rentability it’s ideal. The affordable price point means a better margin of yields, whilst the design of the apartments lend themselves excellently to Manchester’s growing leagues of young professionals. Every bedroom has its own dedicated bathroom – be that a one, two or three-bed apartment. There’s also a 10th storey roof garden with city-wide views ticking the box for outdoor space.
Sanjit Dhanjal
16th January 2024

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

Rudlens Apartments, Wellingborough

Rudlens Apartments is a unique collection of contemporary apartments in the heart of Wellingborough, a small market town located in Northamptonshire. Wellingborough has a wealth of history, a bustling community and recent investment in the area makes it a desirable place to live. Within the local vicinity you will find plenty to keep you entertained, from cafes, shopping and local countryside walks, Wellingborough is a thriving community with something to offer for all. The building has a truly spectacular style – with features such as large anthracite windows with Georgian bars and high ceilings throughout, combined with brand new fixtures and fittings, parking and a new build warranty – Rudlens Apartments offers the ideal of modern living.   About Wellingborough Wellingborough has been ranked in the top ten places with the strongest house price growth, according to data from Halifax, with a 15.5% increase in 2022 and it has been predicted that there will be further growth in the coming years. House price rises were partly boosted by London residents selling up in the capital to upsize to bigger properties and be able to swiftly commute to the capital in under 50 minutes to St Pancreas Station and excellent commuter connections to main motorway routes around the country. Residents especially enjoy the area’s countryside, country parks and the newly built shopping and leisure complex at Rushden Lakes.   Investment Highlights Prices from £135,000 Completed and tenanted apartments 24 contemporary 1 and 2-bedroom apartments Leasehold with zero ground rent Service charge of £1.59 / sqft 6% current rental yield London Commuter Belt, just 53 minutes to London Kings Cross station 10 minute drive from Northampton Big regeneration area, lots of money being spent on this area to refresh it and increase the population Population is due to increase
Sanjit Dhanjal
19th July 2023

The Glassworks, Nottingham

The Glassworks Nottingham is a collection of 27 high specification, luxury loft style apartments within a Victorian-era factory right in the centre of Nottingham. With an enviable location 2 minutes’ walk from Nottingham Central Station, 5 mins walk from the City Centre and a short walking distance to all major sports grounds, cultural attractions, business district, and universities, this is a unique opportunity to purchase a high-specification apartment in a highly desirable area for well under the UK national average flat price and an area in demand for young professional tenants as well as higher education participants. Investors can invest from as little as £26,000 to secure an apartment here with the balance due on completion scheduled for Q1 2024.   About Nottingham Nottingham is the 9th largest city in the UK and the largest in the East Midlands region with a population just shy of 332,000. Brimming with history (the home of the Robin Hood legend), culture, and entertainment, it has been named one of the best cities to live in across the UK. The economy is the 7th largest in the UK worth £55 billion and is ranked as a global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Traditionally an economy based on lace and tobacco, the modern economy has evolved and holds host to several large-scale businesses within the service sector. The headquarters of several large companies are based in the city: these include Alliance Boots (formerly Boots the Chemists); Chinook Sciences; GM (cricket bats); Pedigree Petfoods; VF Corporation (American clothing); Changan Automobile (Chinese-made automobiles); the credit reference agency Experian; energy company E.ON Energy UK; betting company Gala Bingo; amusement and gambling machine manufacturer Bell-Fruit-Games; engineering company Siemens; sportswear manufacturers Speedo; high-street opticians Vision Express and Specsavers; games and publishing company Games Workshop; PC software developer Serif Europe (publisher of PagePlus and other titles); web hosting provider Heart Internet and the American credit card company Capital One. Nottingham also has offices of Nottingham Building Society (established 1849); HM Revenue & Customs; the Driving Standards Agency; Ofsted; the Care Quality Commission and BBC East Midlands. As an important centre for sports, the city plays host to 2 of the world’s oldest football clubs Nottingham Forest and Notts County and Nottingham Rugby Club who play in the English second division. Dubbed the ‘Home of English Sport’, The National Ice Centre, Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre and Trent Bridge international cricket ground are all based in and around the city, with the vast majority a stone’s throw from The Glassworks. The city also plays host to 2 world-class universities, the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University ranked 25th and 56th respectively in the 2023 Good University Guide, with a total of over 65,000 students studying in the city.   Why Nottingham? 10.7% increase in house prices between 2021 and 2022, the highest increase across the country. Voted Best City to live in the UK by the Sunday Times. A thriving rental market with 13% growth in rental yield between 2021 and 2022! £250 million Southside regeneration scheme located next door to the scheme. The NG2 postcode has an average asking price of £332,000, much higher than the prices in this development. £11 billion growth in metropolitan area GVA expected between 2020 and 2030. Fantastic transport connection with the city tram, M1 Motorway, Central Rail station and East Midlands Airport all a short distance from the development 6-7% Yields based on current rental prices (which will likely increase before completion)   Investment Highlights Prices from £130,000 Studio’s, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments Share of freehold opportunity with zero ground rent Service charge of £2.31 / sqft Up to 7% projected yield Completes in Q1 2024 Invest with just £26,000 20% on exchange, 80% on completion Excellent Nottingham city centre location
Sanjit Dhanjal
22nd May 2023

The Triangle, Ashford

The Triangle is a striking development overlooking the River Stour and neighbouring Victoria Park in the boom town of Ashford, Kent. Ideally located and directly opposite Ashford’s flagship leisure centre Elwick Place, the development is only a 12-minute walk from Ashford International Station. Buyers can choose from studios, one, two and three-bedroomed apartments with views over the river and parkland. From Ashford International, reach London Stratford in only 29 minutes and London St Pancras in 36 minutes. What’s more, Ashford is a major terminus for Europe, directly connected to three European capitals; Brussels in 1h 32 mins, Paris in 1h 52 mins and Amsterdam in 3hrs 50 mins.   About Ashford Ashford is a very interesting location, where property prices have increased by over 30% in the last 5 years, where house prices are on average 38% cheaper than in London and where population in the area has increased by 22.5% in just the last 15 years. What's more, Kings Cross St Pancras is just 36 minutes away by train making Ashford the perfect London commuter belt town. All of these facts mean this investment has the potential of working very well for our investors and hence why we expect the units to sell quickly. Below are a few investment highlights.   Why invest in Ashford? 22.5% population growth over last 15 years 22.5% population growth over last 15 years 38% growth in Ashford prime industrial rents 30% average house price growth over last 5 years 73% lower office rents than London 39% lower house prices than London Ashford Designer Outlet attracting more than 3 million visitors per year Ashford is home to Kent's largest office complex   Investment Highlights Prices from £180k Projected rental yields of 5.8% Parking included with all 2 and 3 bedroom apartments Zero ground rent 999 years leasehold Balconies included with all apartments
Sanjit Dhanjal
26th April 2023

Completed Buy-to-Let Apartments, Sheffield

Completed Buy-to-Let Apartments in Sheffield City Centre. A spectacular 17-storey curved glass tower overlooking the River Don in the heart of Sheffield City Centre, consisting of a stunning collection of 123 superbly designed high-specification apartments within a vibrant new retail and leisure quarter, with riverside restaurants, bars and outdoor terraces. It’s a contemporary collection of riverside apartments in a landmark building in the Central Riverside Regeneration district. The striking glass-clad development enjoys a fabulous location close to the city centre amenities, as well as the relaxed living pace amongst the revitalized industrial quarters, rivers, and canals of Sheffield. About Sheffield Sheffield, the ‘City of Steel’ is in the eastern foothills of the Pennines and the valleys of the River Don with its four tributaries: the Loxley, the Porter Brook, the Rivelin and the Sheaf. Sixty-one per cent of Sheffield's entire area is green space and a third of the city lies within the Peak District National Park, the only city in the world to lie within a National Park boundary. There are more than 250 parks, woodlands and gardens in the city,  which is estimated to contain around 4.5 million trees. The city is 29 miles (47 km) south of Leeds, 32 miles (51 km) east of Manchester, and 33 miles (53 km) north of Nottingham. Sheffield played a crucial role in the Industrial Revolution, with many significant inventions and technologies having developed in the city. In the 19th century, the city saw a huge expansion of its traditional cutlery trade, when stainless steel and crucible steel were developed locally, fuelling an almost tenfold increase in the population. The city then became part of the county of South Yorkshire; this has been made up of separately-governed unitary authorities since 1986. The 21st century has seen extensive redevelopment in Sheffield. Sheffield's gross value added (GVA) has increased by 60% since 1997, standing at £11.3 billion in 2015. The economy has experienced steady growth, averaging around 5% annually, which is greater than that of the broader region of Yorkshire and the Humber. Investment Highlights 123 BMV Apartments with 31 available now. Prices from £95k below local comparisons at just £250 psf. 6% on AST, higher with short-term lets Completed and tenanted apartments Leisure hotspots and universities within walking distance Located in Sheffield City Centre Immediate income with zero development risk
Sanjit Dhanjal
28th February 2023

The Forum, Manchester

An exciting opportunity in Victoria North, a prime location chosen for the extension of Manchester City Centre. The Forum offers thoughtfully crafted boutique residences that connect you to both nature and the city. Embrace city living in a quiet residential oasis with easy access to Ancoats and Northern Quarter neighbourhoods. The scheme has been designed to be a contemporary, design-led urban home, influenced by the heritage of the local theatre. Featuring creative twists across 90 apartments, with additional residents lounge, communal gardens, bike storage and car parking all within the heart of Manchester’s Victoria North District, The scheme is truly perfect for young professionals and families alike. £1b developing Victoria North over the next 20 years Manchester City Council and developer partners including CERT property will collectively invest over £1 Billion in developing Victoria North over the next 20 years. All along the Irk River Valley will be new homes, schools, healthcare, connected public spaces and improved travel links. Together, we’ll make Victoria North a more unified, greener place to call home. The site covers approximately 155 hectares to the north of Manchester city centre between Victoria Station, NOMA and the Northern Quarter in the southwest, and Queens Park and the intermediate Ring Road (Queens Road) to the North-East.  
Sanjit Dhanjal
9th February 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

Key Ready Apartments in Bagshot, Surrey

A residential development, completed in February 2022. It is the result of an ambitious scheme that has converted an existing commercial property into a modern mix of 79, one-and-two-bedroom apartments. The development is set in a quiet and leafy residential district in Bagshot. It lies just 300m from the A322, and less than 900m from the nearest junction of the M3. This makes it an exceptionally convenient base for commuters: central London is less than 45km to the east, and many other employment hotspots are considerably closer still, namely Reading and Bracknell that house major corporations and large industrial estates. Like many districts of Britain, Bagshot is characterised by an insufficient supply of good, modern homes, which means that local rental demand is robust and reliable. The property is already over 75% tenanted and the developer will take responsibility for ensuring full occupancy. Consequently, as the newest and most striking development in the area, it promises low risk, dependable yields and excellent potential for continuing capital growth. A new residential conversion scheme Completed: February 2022 79 apartments A mix of studios and one and two-bedroom apartments Backed by a 10-year warranty 250-year leasehold £0 ground rent Prices from £190,000 Investment Highlights Prices start from £190,000 for a studio and £195,000 for a 1 bed and £265,000 for a 2 bed. Completed Development in February 2022 Strong local rental demand with all units currently rented Average Rent: £890 PCM 8.4% average annual price growth in the area Zero ground rent 250-year lease Service charges £1,027 per annum Allocated parking included with each apartment Short term lets allowed in the lease, providing up to 12% yield
Sanjit Dhanjal
13th September 2022

One London Road, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Priced at £79,999, 8.5% Net Assured for 3 years, 3% Deposit Interest  One London Road is Opulent's latest student accommodation investment offering an impressive 10% net return assured for 3 years.  Located in the picturesque town of Newcastle-Under-Lyme, One London Road features 499 state of the art purpose built student accommodation studio apartments spread across 5 blocks. The project, destined for completion in September 2020 features great facilities such as roof top terrace and BBQ areas, state of the art gymnasium and various common lounges featuring table football and other activities to keep the students busy. The project lies approximately 10 minutes away from the Keele University that houses some 10,000 students. Keele University was recently voted number 1 in the UK in 2018 for student satisfaction and ranks 13th in the country for medicine. The university is just a short bus ride away from One London Road, and with the University being very rural, this is one of the closest purpose built student accommodation buildings to the University. Built by a reputable developer with extensive experience in this area, One London Road is scheduled to complete in January 2023 in time for that years in take of students. The project will be managed by the leading student management company Urban Student Living who will look after all of the management on behalf of our investors. Investment Highlights Prices from £79,999 for a studio apartment 8.5% net return for 3 years from completion 3% interest on deposits during construction 250 years leasehold £350 per annum ground rent £1350 per annum service charge and management (not applicable during rental assurance)
Sanjit Dhanjal
3rd May 2019