The residential managing agent and private rented sector specialist has announced it will open an office in the Baltic Triangle, following its appointment to manage the whole of Elliot Group’s portfolio of 1,700 units.
Earlier this year Urbanbubble was named as agent on Elliot Group’s The Residence, a £70m project due to be built within Salford’s Greengate.
In Liverpool, Urbanbubble’s sites will include Baltic Tower, the recently approved £50m mid-rise project on Liverpool’s southern gateway, which will be made up of two 14- and 15-storey blocks, totalling 257 apartments, an onsite gym, outdoor spa and secure basement parking.
In addition to seven other schemes across Liverpool, one being the recently completed Artesian with 99 apartments and offices, the instruction includes Victoria House in Leeds with 106 apartments planned for delivery in late 2017.
Urbanbubble’s Liverpool office will be on Jamaica Street in Baltic Triangle, with six office-based staff and 20 site-based colleagues hired over the next 18 months to manage the properties.
The office will be led by a new regional director.
Elliot Lawless, director of Elliot Group, said: “Elliot Group is investing more than £450m into 15 projects over the next three years and after meticulously reviewing Urbanbubble’s processes, service and success rate of their portfolio, we knew they were the right partner for our residential pipeline.”
Michael Howard, managing director of Urbanbubble, said: “The wholesale instruction for Urbanbubble to manage the property, facilities and lettings of their 2,100-unit portfolio is a huge pat on the back for everyone here at Urbanbubble.
“While we can easily manage the portfolio from a little down the M62, we thought this was the right time to open our Liverpool office. We’ll be out looking for the right individual to lead this team imminently and we expect to be employing near 30 new members to our team split between property and office based roles.”