2021 Build to Rent Resident Choice Award winners announced

2021 Build to Rent Resident Choice Award winners announced

HomeViews has announced the winners of the 2021 Build to Rent Resident Choice awards, which took place at the UKAA Build to Rent Fayre in London today. The awards were based on verified resident review data from the past 12 months and celebrate the industry’s best performers across six categories.

Awards categories were expanded in 2021 to reflect industry feedback and the rapidly-expanding dataset available to HomeViews. The site now holds over 30,000 verified reviews covering England, Wales and Scotland.

Last year’s awards listed the Top 10 National Developments, Top 10 Regional Developments, Top 10 London Developments and Top 10 Management Companies. New categories were added for 2021 and existing formats were changed.

See below for the full list of our six award-winners for 2021, with links to their company pages on HomeViews for more details on buildings and portfolios.

(Development awards are based on 20+ resident reviews received between 16th October 2020 – 17th October 2021 and rankings are based on star ratings. Management company awards are based on 50+ verified resident reviews received between 16th October 2020 – 15th October 2021. 3+ developments with reviews.)

★ 2021 AWARD WINNERS ★

Top National Development – 350 or more units

Chapel Wharf, M3

Dandara Living
4.89 (273 reviews) 4.89 (273 reviews)
Area guide to Salford
Image of Chapel Wharf, M3

Chapel Wharf by Dandara Living takes the top spot in our Top National Developments Award for developments of 350 or more units. This hugely popular scheme is comprised of a range of studios to 3-bed apartments. Residents benefit from a pet-friendly policy, an onsite gym as well as car/bike parking. In addition, there is a courtyard, a library and a stylish resident’s lounge known as The Gallery.

Read reviews and details of Chapel Wharf, M3

Top National Development – fewer than 350 units

Duet MediaCityUK, M50

JLL
4.89 (122 reviews) 4.89 (122 reviews)
Area guide to Salford
Image of Duet MediaCityUK, M50

Duet is a perennially popular More. ‘Superenting’ development in Salford Quays, and wins our 2021 Top National Development Award for schemes under 350 units. Outstanding local amenities include 15 bars/restaurants, shopping outlets, leisure facilities, a cinema, a theatre, and a nursery. The development comprises 270 pet-friendly one, two and three-bedroom apartments to rent, and provides a 24-hour concierge service.

Read reviews and details of Duet MediaCityUK, M50

Top London Development

8 Water Street, E14

Vertus
4.20 (37 reviews) 4.20 (37 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of 8 Water Street, E14

8 Water Street Residents have given this development the highest praise in their reviews, placing it top of the pile when it comes to London BTR schemes. The building overlooks the South Dock and the quiet boardwalks and floating pavilions of Water Square. The development also boasts an expansive roof terrace and residents also enjoy access to a landscaped private garden.

Read reviews and details of 8 Water Street, E14

Top Regional Development

Duet MediaCity, M50

Duet does it again, winning the Top Regional Development Award for the first time, as well as the Top National Development under 350 units. This Salford scheme is a permanent fixture at the top of our ratings, and clearly a smash hit with residents.

Reviewing Duet MediaCityUK, M50

“Best location, full of beautiful people, very clean and great facilities”

Jack W
Amazing apartment me and my partner are so happy to move in from Sydney, Australia. perfect location not too busy like the middle of the city and not too quiet like out in the country but can access both areas with ease. Lovely local bars and supermarket just up the road. Parking availability is just Read All
Amazing apartment me and my partner are so happy to move in from Sydney, Australia. perfect location not too Read All

Top Management Company (over 2,000 units)

Dandara Living

Dandara Living

Number of Developments

4
4.88 Rating (based on 941 reviews)

Founded in 2016, Dandara Living has firmly established itself as one of the UK’s leading designers, developers and operators of large scale Build-to-Rent properties. Its aim is to offer “great places to live in great locations” and, judging by its reviews, it is succeeding. With over 5,800 apartments across the UK, the company prides itself on offering a wide range of amenities and great customer service.

Read more about Dandara Living

Top Management Company (under 2,000 units)

Allsop Letting and Management

Allsop Letting and Management

Number of Developments

4
4.85 Rating (based on 345 reviews)

The success of Allsop has built up over 100 years’ experience in commercial and residential property consultancy, investment and also management. The Trilogy in Manchester, Duet in Manchester, Vox in Manchester and The Keel in Liverpool are all developments managed by Allsop currently featured on HomeViews. These Build to Rent sites include flexible lease options and offer a range of state-of-the-art facilities and are pet-friendly.

Read more about Allsop Letting and Management

HomeViews National Build to Rent Report 2022

The 2022 HomeViews National Build to Rent Report will be released in January 2022.

Drawing on detailed review data covering 64% of completed BTR stock in the UK, the report will provide the most comprehensive insights available on the Build to Rent sector.


HomeViews provides verified resident reviews of the UK’s housing developments. We’re working with developers, house builders, operators, housing associations and the Government to recognise high performers and help improve standards in the built environment.

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