Placefirst submit plans for Sunderland Build-to-Rent Community

Award-winning build-to-rent developer, Placefirst, has submitted a planning application that aims to deliver 116 purpose-built homes on a former primary school site in Hetton-le-Hole, Sunderland.

Under plans submitted to Sunderland City Council last week, Placefirst are proposing to redevelop the former Easington Lane primary school site that has remained vacant since the school was relocated in 2006. Plans for the new homes include a mix of house-types including bungalows, mews homes and townhouses that will appeal to households of all sizes.

Properties will range from two to four-bedroom homes, and will be complimented by high-quality public realm, including a new children’s play area and a range of shared landscaped courtyard gardens overlooked by the new homes.

IMAGE ABOVE: A computer generated image of the proposed homes NB. images subject to design development.

 

Proposals for the new homes were shared with the local community and ward members at a public consultation event at the Easington Lane Community Access Point on 19th October 2018.

Subject to planning approval and enabling works, Placefirst aim to commence construction in early 2019, working with in-house contractor, Placefirst Construction. The site in Hetton-le-Hole will be Placefirst’s second family build-to-rent community in the North East, following on from The Green in Hartlepool that is delivering 94 homes around a new urban park.

David Smith-Milne, Managing Director of Placefirst commented: “The proposals for Hetton-le-Hole represent our first new-build rental community in the North-East, following on from the success of The Green in Hartlepool, which has transformed over 200 empty homes into a range of family homes centred around a new park managed by our team.

“Through Placefirst’s build-to-rent approach our residents are at the forefront of everything we do – we think long-term about the places we create and do as much as we can to build homes in an attractive, professionally managed setting where our residents enjoy living.

“More families are renting than ever before and the need for a reliable, quality offer has never been greater. Our homes offer a genuine, high-quality alternative for working families priced out of the housing market, or who prefer to the flexibility of renting.”

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Placefirst submits planning application for first new-build rental community.

Placefirst, the award-winning build-to-rent developer, has submitted a planning application that could transform a long-term vacant site into a new, purpose-built rental community of 113 family homes.

Under proposals submitted to Sheffield City Council last week, Placefirst propose a mix of three and four-bedroom family homes off Skye Edge Avenue. The site, located on a prominent position overlooking Sheffield city centre, has previously been awaiting redevelopment since 2005.

The plans for the new homes were shared with the local community and ward members at a public consultation event at the Skye Edge social centre on 14th September 2018.

Subject to planning approval and enabling works, Placefirst aim to commence construction in early 2019, working with in-house contractor, Placefirst Construction.

David Smith-Milne, Managing Director of Placefirst commented:

The homes proposed for Skye Edge will set a new benchmark in private renting for the families of Sheffield. Through our build-to-rent approach not only will we create best-in-class homes, we will compliment those homes with professionally managed outdoor spaces where neighbours can socialise and a community can flourish.

More families are renting than ever before and the need for a reliable, quality offer has never been greater. Our homes offer a genuine, high-quality alternative for working families priced out of the housing market, or who prefer to the flexibility of renting.

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New Homes and Urban Park nearing completion at The Green, Hartlepool

Dozens of applications have been flooding in from residents looking to rent new homes within the multi-million-pound redevelopment of The Green, in Hartlepool.

Phase two of the build is progressing quickly, which will see specialist residential developer, Placefirst, providing more than 80 quality, long-term one, two and three-bedroom rental homes for the Hartlepool market by late spring.

Managing director, David Smith-Milne, said: “We had a fantastic response to the launch of The Green last May, with the first release of homes being reserved within days. All the homes are now fully occupied and provide ‘best-in-class’ rental housing for the people of Hartlepool.

What is really exciting is that we’re already seeing people sign up to reserve properties being transformed as part of phase two. They’ve been able to watch their new home being created before their very eyes.

Turning rental houses into genuine, long-term homes is at the heart of Placefirst’s approach, which is why the firm is one of the very few landlords that allow pets.

David said: “An aspect of regular feedback we receive from our residents is how appreciative they are that we accept pets. As a dog owner myself, I would hate to think I wouldn’t be able to move into a beautiful new property because of my pet, so we wanted to make sure this wasn’t an issue for Placefirst residents.”

The Placefirst team has been working hard throughout the winter to ensure that the latest properties, a selection of two-bedroom homes for rent, are available ahead of schedule.

David said: “The reason so many people have been contacting us to reserve their property before the building work was finished, is thanks to our ability to tailor homes to meet the specific requirements of the people who are going to live in them.

As a Placefirst resident you can pick your own kitchens, colour schemes and if you have a special request we will do whatever we can to accommodate it. This kind of customisation is usually limited to home owners buying a new property, but we want our residents to see this as their home for many years to come, and personalising their new house is very much a part of that.

Phase two will see a series of structural alterations taking place within the properties, including restructuring walls to make the homes bigger, brighter and lighter. In some cases, extensions are being added at the rear to create large, open plan living downstairs, with spacious additional bedrooms upstairs.

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Placefirst confirm second phase of award winning Morecambe homes

Specialist build-to-rent developer Placefirst is set to start work on a £5m scheme that will transform long-term empty properties in the historic West End of Morecambe.

West End Two will be a collection of townhouses, duplexes and apartments created through the refurbishment and remodeling of 23 former guesthouses. The scheme follows on from West End One which on 21 September 2017 won Best Conversion/Refurbishment at The Sunday Times British Homes Awards.

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Demolition of empty homes paves way for exciting housing regeneration project

Manchester based build-to-rent developer PlaceFirst has begun the demolition of empty terraced properties at a key regeneration site on the edge of Hartlepool town centre.

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Placefirst starts work on scheme to transform empty guesthouses in Morecambe, Lancashire

£5.5m project will create affordable, energy efficient homes for rent

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