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Glenbrook secures £40m Moorfield backing

Property company Glenbrook has agreed its second forward funding deal with institutional investor Moorfield, providing £40m to build 230 private rented sector apartments in Manchester’s Castlefield.

This is the second PRS development the two companies have partnered together on, having delivered phase one of The Keel, a 240-unit PRS scheme at Queen’s Dock in Liverpool which completed in September 2015, and is now fully occupied.

The joint venture has appointed Graham Construction as main contractor to deliver the Castlefield project on Ellesmere Street, which was granted planning consent by Manchester City Council in April. The scheme by AEW Architects will total 200,000 sq ft of residential and ancillary accommodation across three buildings, ranging between eight and 12-storeys. Construction has started on site with completion scheduled for summer 2018.

Ian Sherry, director of Glenbrook, said: “Speed of execution is very important in this sector and we are pleased to have successfully purchased, achieved planning and secured a funding partner for Ellesmere Street well within a 12-month period, allowing us to make an immediate start on site.

“We believe the private rented sector to be resilient, a belief which has been underlined by our commitment to bring forward over 750 further units which are in design or planning stages across the North West.”

Charles Ferguson Davie, chief investment officer at Moorfield, said: “We are delivering new homes for renters in Manchester by focusing on design and service and are pleased to be partnering again with Glenbrook to deliver another fantastic place to live. The build to rent sector is in its infancy and we are proud to be at the forefront and helping deliver much needed housing supply in Manchester.”

Your Comments

I’m all for the development of the Castlefield/Ellesemere Street, but can’t the developers at least make considerations for providing retail units on the ground floor to encourage foot traffic? No point even going through the area if they are just cramping people in apartments with private amenities. Lots of nice new resi developments going up but no concern for improving public space.

By Iverson

What is this “public space” ye speak of?

By zebith

Love it!

By Elephant

Is this what they are building or pulling down?

By Elephant

I love this

By Demolition dave

I do not believe that guy, Just thinking about their pockets than a livable place, especially after Brexit ….

Charles Ferguson Davie, chief investment officer at Moorfield, said: “…… focusing on design and service and are pleased to be partnering again with Glenbrook to deliver another fantastic place to live.”

By Anonymous

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