The 2020 HomeViews Awards are fast approaching. Taking place on November 19th as part of the UKAA Festival of Build to Rent, HomeViews will be presenting the only BTR awards decided by the residents themselves. We take a look at 15 contenders for the title of Best Regional BTR Development for 2020.
Many of the UK’s highest-rated BTR developments on HomeViews are located outside London. This makes the regional award a highly competitive and sought-after accolade among developers and management teams performing at the very highest standard.
2020: Challenge and Opportunity
2020 has been a year of great challenges as well as opportunity for the UK BTR industry. Developers and operators have had to adapt to rapidly-changing circumstances and maintain customer service levels in the midst of a global pandemic. However, market conditions also continue to create substantial opportunities for expansion, with record levels of investment into the sector.
We have seen BTR operators going above and beyond to ensure residents are well looked after. Our 2020 Awards will reveal those companies who were best able to respond effectively to the pandemic and all its associated challenges. As we explain below, we’re making sure that reviews from 2020 will have the most impact on our awards.
Awards judging criteria
The list below offers a rough guide to some of the regional BTR developments that could feature in the final Top 10 list in November. This list is based on overall ratings from all reviews for those developments. However, the 2020 rankings will be assessed purely on reviews submitted in 2020.
Reviews from previous years are published on HomeViews but we want our awards to reflect the most up-to-date opinions of residents. This means we can celebrate operators who have made efforts to source regular reviews. It also gives a fairer view of those developments who are addressing resident concerns and seeing their scores improve as a result.
The contenders: Regional BTR Development of the Year
The Green Rooms, managed by Amro Living, sits near Media City in Manchester. Comprised of a range of one to three-bedroom apartments for rent, 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
Duet is a HomeViews award-winning More. ‘Superenting’ scheme by Moorfield, managed by Allsop Letting & Management, adjacent to the bustling MediaCityUK on the waterfront in Salford Quays. There are range of local amenities, which include 15 bars/restaurants, four shopping outlets, six leisure facilities, a cinema, a theatre, and a nursery. The development comprises 270 pet-friendly […] Read reviews and details of Duet MediaCityUK, M50
The Lansdowne, managed by Way of Life is located in Birmingham’s Edgbaston Village. The building offers 206 apartments, furnished or unfurnished. There are a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and duplexes on offer. In addition, residents have access to a wide range of amenities including 24h concierge and free super-fast Wi-Fi. Similarly, facilities […] Read reviews and details of The Lansdowne, B16
Aston Place, by Dandara Living, sits in central Birmingham. Comprising of studio to 2-bed apartments, residents benefit from a gym with fitness classes, resident events and car parking. As well as this, the development is just five minutes from Birmingham New Street Station and the business/retail districts. Read reviews and details of Aston Place, B1
The Cargo Building is a Build to Rent development managed by Savills on behalf of Hermes. It features 324 one, two and three-bedroom apartments located in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle and facing the Albert Dock. Residents have access to free broadband, a residents’ lounge, a private gym, onsite management, underground parking as well as 24 hour […] Read reviews and details of The Cargo Building, L1
Leodis Square by Dandara Living is located in central Leeds. Comprising studio to 3-bed apartments, residents here benefit from an onsite gym, a pet-friendly policy and community events. As well as this, the development is just 5 minutes from Leeds’ business and retail districts. Read reviews and details of Leodis Square, LS11
Situated in Deansgate Square, West Tower is a Build to Rent development featuring a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Residents have access to a wide range of amenities including dry cleaning services and access to a residents lounge. Once completed in 2020, residents will be able enjoy a variety of facilities, which will […] Read reviews and details of West Tower, M15
New Maker Yards features 275 homes with a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments in the heart of Middlewood Locks. The development is located only 10-minutes away from Salford Central and 14-minutes from Spinningfields and Manchester city centre. In addition, New Maker Yards was built around three historic canal basins and is bounded by […] Read reviews and details of New Maker Yards, M5
Oxbow offers a collection of one, two and three-bedroom rental homes. Situated close to the River Irwell and only a 12-minute walk away from Salford Central train station, this INSTRATA Lifestyle Residence managed by Greystar gives residents access to an impressive range of facilities, including onsite gym and a 24-hour on-site team. Read reviews and details of Oxbow, M5
The Forge is a HomeViews award-winning More. ‘Superenting’ scheme by Moorfield, managed by Allsop Letting & Management, situated at the heart of Stephenson Quarter next to Newcastle station. It comprises of 283 pet-friendly, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Residents have access to range of facilities and amenities. These include a 24-hour on-property concierge service, a […] Read reviews and details of The Forge, NE1
The Slate Yard is a Build to Rent development located in Spinningfields, Manchester’s city centre and only a 6-minute walk away from Salford Central. Residents have access to a wide range of facilities including a 24 hour on-site team, a residents’ gym, housekeeping services and a residents’ lounge. The development is also pet friendly. Read reviews and details of The Slate Yard, M3
The Trilogy is a HomeViews award-winning More. ‘Superenting’ scheme by Moorfield, managed by Allsop Letting & Management, located in the heart of Castlefield in Manchester with access to a variety of transport links. Deansgate is a three-minute journey on the tram whilst Cornbrook Metrolink Station is a three-minute walk away. In addition, MediaCityUK is a […] Read reviews and details of The Trilogy, M15
The Wullcomb is a Build to Rent development managed by Way of Life, located in the heart of Leicester. The building offers 297 apartments with a mix of spacious Manhattan studios alongside one and two-bedroom apartments. Residents have the option of choosing a furnished or unfurnished apartment. Additionally, there are a wide range of facilities […] Read reviews and details of The Wullcomb, LE1
Deansgate Square by Renaker is a residential development in the heart of Manchester city centre designed by SimpsonHaugh & Partners. The development comprises of four sleek glazed towers which reach as high as 64 storeys, providing 1508 luxury apartments and exclusive penthouses, some featuring private winter gardens. The scheme incorporates high end residents’ facilities including 25m swimming pool, indoor tennis […] Read reviews and details of Deansgate Square, M15
Affinity Living Riverview, by Affinity Living, is located in Spinningfields. Comprising of 319 one to three-bedroom apartments in a 17-storey building, residents benefit from a pet friendly policy, socials, co-working spaces and a TV area. Read reviews and details of Affinity Living Riverview, M3
The 2020 HomeViews Awards will take place at the UKAA Festival of Build to Rent. The event will run from 16th-20th November 2020.
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