Near-perfect Salford scheme wins Best UK BTR Development Award 2020

Salford development The Green Rooms claimed the titles of Best Regional and Best National BTR Development at the HomeViews BTR Awards last night, with a near-perfect score of 4.93 out of 5.

The 19-storey scheme opened in February and is operated by AmroLiving. Residents gave the building’s design 4.96 out of 5 and its management earned a 4.91 rating from impressed residents.

HomeViews reviewers repeatedly highlight the building’s management team: “Lovely, friendly, helpful staff team who provide a warm welcome when you get home.” The building’s design, facilities and location also receive plenty of praise from reviewers, with one even stating, “I can’t envisage ever wanting to move.”

The Green Rooms MediaCityUK, M50

4.88 (89 reviews) 4.88 (89 reviews)
Area guide to Manchester
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The Green Rooms, managed by AmroLiving, sits near Media City in Manchester. It offers a range of one to three-bedroom apartments for rent. Additionally,  the development benefits from being pet friendly, waterside views, a residents’ gym and bike storage. The Green Rooms is also just just a few minutes walk from a wide variety of […] Read reviews and details of The Green Rooms MediaCityUK, M50

The 2020 HomeViews BTR Awards took place at the UKAA Festival of Build to Rent last night, and are the only BTR awards to be decided by residents. To accurately reflect performance during such a uniquely challenging year, the 2020 awards were solely based on reviews submitted between January 1st and 19th October, 2020.

Best BTR management company

Operators Vertus and Urbanbubble joined AmroLiving as award-winners, with Urbanbubble claiming the top spot as Best BTR Management Company for 2020. 99% of their residents said they would recommend the Manchester-based company, while an impressive score of 4.74 out of 5 for Management across six of its developments also greatly aided the win.



Number of Developments

4.63 Rating (based on 437 reviews)

Based in the heart of Manchester, Urbanbubble is the North West’s fastest-growing residential property management company. It currently manages  Build to Rent schemes across Bath, Birmingham, London and Leeds. In addition, it manages 1,500 rental apartments across Blackfriars, Deansgate Square’s West Tower, Anco&Co and Crescent. Urbanbubble developments Spring Wharf, The Slate Yard and West Tower […] Read more about Urbanbubble

Best London BTR Development

The Best BTR Development Award for London went to 10 George Street by Vertus. This luxurious Canary Wharf development’s overall star rating (based on specific awards scoring) was 4.91 out of 5, with specific scores of 5 out of 5 for both Management and Design.

10 George Street, E14

4.74 (52 reviews) 4.74 (52 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
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10 George Street rises 37 storeys above Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf. The development comprises of 327 apartments, which overlook waterside gardens and boardwalks below. In addition, residents have exclusive access to “Club Vertus.”  This includes access to a 24/7 gym studio, self-service bar, private dining room and lounge which opens out onto a […] Read reviews and details of 10 George Street, E14

Hannah Marsh, Co-founder and Marketing Director at HomeViews, commented:

My congratulations go to the amazing team behind The Green Rooms, as well as our other deserving winners at Urbanbubble and 10 George Street. This extraordinary year has seen BTR buildings and management teams excel and the 2020 HomeViews Awards is a very welcome chance for us to celebrate the sky-high standards already achieved in this exciting sector.

HomeViews reviews now cover 131 BTR developments in the UK, representing 47% of all operational BTR schemes. Of more than 15,000 new development reviews on the site, almost 3,700 are for BTR buildings.

Keep an eye on the HomeViews blog next week for all the Top 10 lists for this year’s HomeViews BTR Residents’ Choice Awards. Discover the Top 10 BTR management companies, plus all the highest-rated national, regional and London developments.

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