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 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.
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.
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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