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St. Mary’s Student Apartments, Newcastle

Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, St Mary’s is a luxury purpose-built student accommodation development. A stunning conversion of a Grade II listed building, St Mary’s will offer students in the Newcastle area access to unrivalled student accommodation in the UK’s number one student city. The building itself was originally known as Fenham Hall and was completed back in 1748, with the estate itself having origins in the 14th century. Fenham Hall was built for the then-Mayor of Newcastle, John Ord, and designed by renowned British architect Daniel Garrett. This latest stage in its impressive journey will see St Mary’s pay homage to its esteemed history whilst providing students with an unrivalled student living space. Investment Highlights Prices from just £57,500 Close to Newcastle University Guaranteed 7% NET returns for 2 years Outstanding historic occupancy rates Wide selection of 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-bedroom apartments available High-end conversion Unrivalled student facilities Located in the UK’s #1 student city Purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) is in high demand amongst students as universities across the UK struggle to deal with the ever-increasing number of students. 2020/21 saw the UK’s total full-time student population grow by 8.0%, and this is only set to continue. These elevated student numbers will only increase the demand for PBSA, resulting in extremely high demand in prime student developments such as St Mary’s.
Sanjit Dhanjal
19th September 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

Scholars Quarter, Birmingham

Prices from £199,950 Projected 5% Yield Scholars Quarter occupies a prominent location in Birmingham’s vibrant Jewellery Quarter. A community of 100 new-build homes, Scholars Quarter offers a unique combination of one and two bedroom apartments within seven interconnected buildings, each with its own character, some offering views of the Birmingham skyline. This development is ideal for renters and owner-occupiers who live and work within the city centre. Designed in an attractive and contemporary way, these homes will give renters the desirable mix of high end luxury living in a historical ex-industrial building, similar to the New York style loft apartments and other regeneration schemes across the industrial heartlands of the United Kingdom. Getting around the city of Birmingham really couldn't be easier with the local network of trams and trains. Scholars Quarter is located 12 minutes walk away from Birmingham New Street station and 3 minutes walk from Snow Hill station. In terms of specification, the developer hasn't left any stone unturned. All apartments will be built to an exceptional standard and specification in keeping with the high-quality values and ethics set by this most exacting of construction companies. Investment Highlights 100 one and two bed apartments starting from £199,950 12 minutes walk from Birmingham New Street Station 4.5-5% projected Yield available Completing Q4 2023 999 year leasehold No Ground rent and affordable service charges Balconies and terraces with selected apartments
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9th June 2022

Kiln House, Stoke

Welcome to Kiln House in Stoke-on-Trent, a completed and operational student accommodation building consisting of 96 already occupied studio apartments perfectly designed for todays modern students. Kiln House is situated approximately 8 minutes walk from the University of Staffordshire and has been operational now for the last 4 years achieving occupancy in excess of 80% for most of those years. The project is also conveniently located to Stoke train station providing easy access out across the rest of the UK. Amenities include a gymnasium, games room, cinema room as well as fully staffed concierge / reception area. All units on this project will come complete with a 2 years rental assurance at 7% net assured by the developer and will be managed directly by the University of Staffordshire's student union Greenpad. The university involvement effectively ensures that no stamp duty will be payable on any of these units. This coupled with the low service charges and zero ground rent make this an appealing prospect for student accommodation investors searching for yields north of 7%. The University of Staffordshire consists of approx. 13,000 students and is due to open in September of this year. The building is already open to accept students for the forthcoming academic year and is already 50% occupied having been 100% occupied during COVID. Prices are extremely reasonable at just £69,950 per unit. Investment Highlights Completed, operational student accommodation Only £69,950 Zero ground rent Zero stamp duty The only University approved PBSA studios Managed by Staffordshire University’s student union 2 year rental assurance (7% NET)
Sanjit Dhanjal
6th June 2022

X1 Cheltenham Place, Manchester

Introducing the next project in a long list of successful ventures by award- winning developer X1, we welcome you to X1 Cheltenham Place. This luxury studio apartments are perfect for professionals, graduates and students, and come with all the amenities you need to make life easy. Residents will have access to a gym, laundry facilities and bike storage, as well as being just five minutes’ walk from Salford Crescent station. And if that’s not enough, we’re also close to the incredible city of Manchester either a short journey by train or car, or a leisurely walk. This development follows on from the hugely popular project across the road, X1 The Campus – now enjoying 100% occupancy. X1 Cheltenham Place is eagerly awaited by investors and residents alike, bringing hundreds of luxury studio apartments to this thriving city. Investment Highlights Luxury studio apartments from £119,995 7% net rental return assured for 10 years 999 years lease Earn an assured £83,964 over 10 years Excellent location prime for rentals
Sanjit Dhanjal
21st March 2022

Hayes Village, West London

Welcome to Hayes Village, A brand-new development, enviably well connected and within easy reach of central London. Imagine an idyllic location that’s steeped in local heritage, with an evolving high street just a walk away and the bright lights of central London within easy reach. Imagine a light, contemporary apartment where the Grand Union Canal is on your doorstep and history is in the air around you. Imagine making Hayes Village your home. We’re proud to introduce a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments in a buzzing new residential quarter that’s bursting with local history. With easy access to local amenities, quick connections to Heathrow and a vibrant village-like feel at its heart, you could soon be soaking up everything this new community has to offer. Now, imagine that. This stunning project forms part of a larger regeneration plan to build 1500 homes on the site of the former Nestle Factory in Hayes. Close to a number of business's as well as Heathrow Airport, the project is located in a prime position to capitalise on a growing number of prospective tenants. Add to this the arrival of Cross-rail scheduled to begin in 2022 reducing travel times to Central and East London to a matter of minutes, it all makes for the ideal investment scenario for investors looking to capitalise on the London commuter belt region. Cross Rail Travel Times Bond Street 20 Minutes Liverpool Street 27 Minutes Canary Wharf 34 Minutes Heathrow Airport 5 Minutes Faster to canary wharf than, Fulham, Hammersmith, Chiswick, Wimbledon or Clapham Starting Prices 1 Beds starting from £288,000 2 Beds starting from £414,000 3 beds starting from £523,000 Transport Links Walk to Hayes & Harlington station in under 10 minutes For drivers, it will take under 5 minutes to reach the M4 Just an 8-min walk from Hayes and Harlington Station on the Elizabeth Line (due to open in 2022) directly connecting Central London and Canary Wharf Ealing Broadway is just an 8-min train ride away, with over 80 shops and range of restaurants Investment Highlights Projected yields of 4.8% Strong capital growth projected at 17% over the next 5 years Rental appreciation of 18% forecasted in the next 5 years Part of a wider regeneration scheme On the Cross-rail 999 years leasehold Peppercorn ground rent Low service charges
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5th January 2022

Fifty5ive, Manchester City Centre

Welcome to Fifty5ive, a vibrant and fast-paced community in the centre of Salford and Manchester which is perfect for those who want a life that goes beyond the ordinary. The Building This is a quality, contemporary building minutes from everything that both cities have to offer which is designed to surpass high expectations – the perfect work-hard-play-hard home in the city centre. Fifty5ive is far more than a place to rest your head, it is the ideal modern home where the extraordinary comes as standard. The Apartments. Each and every apartment at Fifty5ive has been conceived and built to reflect how you want to live. Bespoke designs and a commitment to the highest quality set these homes apart from the competition. The needs of the resident are at the heart of each home. Open plan layouts, floor to ceiling windows and thoughtfully-designed lighting schemes offer a living environment where health and wellbeing come first. All fixtures, fittings and furnishings are carefully selected by the developers expert interior design team to create a sophisticated, stylish home which inspires, excites and works seamlessly. Every feature has been maximised so that the final apartment is more than the sum of its parts. The Amenities. It’s not just the apartments at Fifty5ive which exceed expectations – the amenities are just as good, providing the sort of five star living experience that turns a home into a real community. The state-of the-art private gymnasium is fully-equipped with the sort of high-end kit that puts a regular high street gym to shame. Open to residents 24 hours a day, it’s perfect for people who value the health of their body and mind. For those who prefer to spend their spare time in a calmer fashion, the communal areas are perfect for you. Whether it’s the roof terrace which provides stunning, unique views over the city or the communal break out areas inside, you’ll be able to find the perfect relaxation spot you never knew you were missing at Fifty5ive.  The Investment. 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments as well as Duplex's starting from £163,000 Experienced and reliable developer Deposit protection Completion set for Q4 2022 250 years leasehold Projected yields of 5%
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10th August 2021

Card House, Bradford

Card House is our latest investment opportunity in the up-and-coming city of Bradford. This conversion of a grade II listed building will create 144 apartments over four floors, all providing a ready to move in living space that will suit those looking for well-appointed apartments that offer easy access to the city centre. This splendid conversion will create 144 apartments over four floors, all providing ready to move in living space that will suit those looking for well-appointed apartments that offer easy access to Bradford city centre. All apartments in Card House are spacious, delivering larger than average accommodation. The clever use of natural and electrical lighting ensures the apartments are light and airy, providing truly special homes. Why invest? Card House is certain to be popular with both investors and tenants alike. The development occupies a highly prominent position between the higher quality outer Bradford residential suburbs and the Airedale towns and villages of Shipley, Cottingley and Bingley. In addition to this, Card House will offer excellent transport links to both Bradford and Leeds city centre, offering a perfect location for those looking to commute. Investment Highlights Prices from £105,000 2 years 7% net rental assurance Completion set for Q1 2022 £750 per annum service charge Ground rent £250 per annum
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9th August 2021

Affinity Living, Birmingham

Introducing - Affinity Living Lancaster Wharf, Birmingham Following the fantastic success of the Affinity Living purpose built residential properties in Manchester, the high end brand now moves its focus to Birmingham, with this stunning collection of 266 1 and 2 bedroom apartments situated in a prime location in Birmingham's City Centre. Our Affinity Living development in Birmingham is a bespoke 266-apartment development in a prime city centre location. Bringing Affinity Living’s user-led approach to rental living to a city where a quarter of households rent their properties. Promising the brand’s standard of prime location, modern design and premium amenities, Lancaster Wharf is set to provide a living experience unmatched anywhere else in the city. With a range of premium communal living areas and state-of-the-art garden spaces, Affinity Living encourages residents out of their apartments and into a thriving resident community. Reintroducing greenery to the canal front, the waterfront courtyard will provide a relaxing outdoor space for residents to escape busy city life. Amenities Large, contemporary living spaces State-of-the-art gymnasium Rooftop Terrace Waterfront garden courtyard Residents’ lounge TV lounge area Live/work lounge & private working booths Payment Plan Reservation Fee: £5000 Deposit on exchange: 30% of property value Final payment on completion: 70% of property value less the reservation fee
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3rd June 2021

Dolphin Bridge House, Uxbridge

We are delighted to offer this exciting new development in a very desirable London location. Dolphin House is located in Uxbridge within the London Borough of Hillingdon and beautifully combines a West London location with countryside and rolling hills on your doorstep. The development is situated on the banks of the Grand Union Canal and River Colne and offers a great deal of tranquillity within the boundaries of the UK’s capital city. This building has undergone an amazing transformation and is now a highly desirable residential development that is very attractive to renters and owner occupiers alike. Uxbridge itself is a business node within the Greater London area. Its fantastic transport links give it an enviable position within London’s reach. The area is well renowned for having a large number of offices within the town centre with companies like Coca Cola, Cadburys, Apple, Mitsubishi, Hertz, Hasbro, GSK, Xerox, Fujitsu, Cisco, PWC & IBM all having a significant office presence within Uxbridge. When you also consider it is within a 10 minute drive of Heathrow, there are many reasons why businesses want to be located in Uxbridge and why demand for rental property is very high here. Furthermore, there is high demand for serviced apartments and hotel accommodation in Uxbridge for this reason, meaning if you wanted to let it out as a serviced apartment there would be ample demand. In terms of positioning within Uxbridge itself, Dolphin Bridge House is excellently located to capitalise on these business travellers. Located just a 10-minute walk from the town centre and the underground station, and quite literally within a stone’s throw of the Premier Inn hotel, which is located just 100 yards away, demonstrate this is already a hotspot for business stays within the area. Investment Highlights Uxbridge location. 30 min train ride into Central London 10 min walk to Uxbridge Station M25, M4 & M40 all a short distance away. 10 min drive to Heathrow Airport. Next to Colne Valley Regional Park, a beautiful area of canals, rivers, lakes and woodland. Uxbridge has a large amount of offices and high employment rates Allocated car parking for every apartment Completion November 2019 5% gross rental yield on headline price. 10% NET rental yield if managed as serviced apartment 999 year lease 20% deposit Ground Rent = £250-£325 p.a. Service Charge = £3 per sqft p.a.
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20th April 2021

The Hallmark, Manchester

Designed by award-winning architects Broadway Malyan, this stunning new building is set over 15 storeys with extensive views out over the city. The 145 luxury one, two and three bedroom apartments include residents-only access to a ground floor terrace with covered seating area, landscaped roof garden, spacious interior designed lobby and concierge facilities. With 80% of the development now sold out the remaining apartments are all 2 bedroom. The stylish and contemporary interiors feature high specification finishes that have been carefully selected to complement the eye-catching architecture. With excellent transport connections, The Hallmark stands proudly on the doorstep of one of Manchester’s most vibrant districts. Highlights 5 mins walk to Manchester Victoria Station Completed in December 2020 Private balconies with some apartments Secure Underground Parking High Specification Apartments Highly desirable location in Manchester's Green Quarter
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23rd September 2020

Poulson House, Stoke

Poulson House in Stoke is our latest completed and fully operational student accommodation development, situated a mere 9-minute walk from the University of Staffordshire. The project is also just 25-minutes’ drive away from The University of Keele. Completed in 2016, Poulson House consists of 122 studio apartments, approx. 15-25m2. In addition to its convenient proximity to the University of Staffordshire, the Poulson House new-build development also benefits from being fully operational with no development risk and a three year track record. This represents an attractive and immediate income for investors. Poulson House is managed by Greenpad, the university student union's own management company. This is their sole management property and ensures a high level of focus and maximum occupancy each year. Investors can benefit from a fully managed investment opportunity with a 2 years rental assurance provided for the first 40 investors. The University of Staffordshire consists of approx. 13,000 students and is due to open in September of this year. The building is already open to accept students for the forthcoming academic year and is already 50% occupied having been 100% occupied during COVID. Prices are extremely reasonable at just £62,950 per unit. Investment Highlights Completed, operational student accommodation Only £62,950 True live yield of 7% The only University approved PBSA studios Managed by Staffordshire University’s student union 2 year rental assurance (7% NET) starting September 2020 (COVID protection) University has confirmed its open next year £4000 rental assurance per unit is placed into a deposit protection scheme client account / or lodged in an escrow, held by a 3rd party solicitor 2 years assurance at 7% net 100% occupied for 20/21 academic year
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21st September 2020