Specialist build-to-rent developer PlaceFirst has launched marketing of their latest PRS development in the West End of Morecambe, Lancashire.

West End One is a collection of 51 unique houses and apartments clustered around a central, landscaped courtyard. The new homes have been created through innovative remodelling of 27 former guesthouses and, when completed, will offer a choice of one, two, three, and four bedroom homes. All homes will be available for private rent with PlaceFirst who design, build, and manage a growing portfolio of high quality, fair value homes.

The £5.5m project is the first phase of a two phase development that will see over 50 empty, former guesthouses transformed into modern, energy efficient family homes. The project is being delivered in partnership with Lancaster City Council.

PlaceFirst commenced work on site in May and confirm the first homes should be ready for customers to move into by December 2015. The first release of homes will be 10 four-bedroom houses on Westminster Road. The spacious family homes have a fresh, modern interior, whilst the Victorian street fronts have been restored to preserve the heritage of the wider West End neighbourhood. Each property includes a private garden or terrace, and a first floor terrace overlooking the new landscaped courtyard. The four-bedroom homes can be rented for £743 p.c.m on a standard 12-month Assured Shorthold Tenancy which customers can renew with no charge.

Market interest in the four bedroom houses prior to their launch has been very strong, with PlaceFirst reporting over 50 registers of interest for the 10 four-bedroom properties available in the first release.

Following the completion of the four-bedroom houses, PlaceFirst’s next release of homes is anticipated by Spring 2016 and includes a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments. Full completion of West End One is scheduled for Summer 2016.

Anyone interested in renting a brand new, energy efficient home at West End One can register interest or apply online through PlaceFirst’s website, or can call them on 0161 413 5810.

David Smith-Milne, Managing Director of PlaceFirst said, “West End One will set new standards in private renting for Morecambe and demonstrate that renting can offer an attractive alternative to home ownership.

There is a great choice of homes from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom houses, and a new landscaped courtyard will create an attractive social space that can help build a genuine sense of community for our customers. The homes look great and include a range of energy efficiency measures that should significantly reduce household bills compared to other Victorian terraced properties in the local area.

The market interest in West End One has been very encouraging with over 180 registers of interest for 51 homes prior to our marketing launch today.”


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