Build to Rent Awards 2021: Top 10 National Developments (less than 350 units)

Build to Rent Awards 2021: Top 10 National Developments (less than 350 units)

The 2021 Build to Rent Resident Choice awards took place at the UKAA Build to Rent Fayre in London on November 16th. For 2021, two Top National Development Awards were given to larger developments of 350 or more units and smaller developments under 350 units. Here we take a look at the winner and nine other top-rated Build to Rent developments of less than 350 units.

Awards criteria

HomeViews Top Development Awards listings are calculated by taking all BTR developments on HomeViews.com with 20+ resident reviews received between 16th October 2020 – 17th October 2021. The winner and Top 10 rankings are based on the overall star ratings the buildings achieve. This star rating is an average of the five main review criteria on HomeViews: Design, Location, Management, Value and Facilities.

The annual HomeViews Build to Rent Awards are the industry’s only ‘resident choice’ awards, calculated purely on verified resident ratings for their developments. This provides the most accurate picture of the industry’s top performers. These best-practice examples are essential for raising standards across the sector, as well as celebrating its key successes.

★ 2021 AWARD WINNERS ★

Top National Developments – less than 350 units

1. Duet MediaCityUK, M50

JLL
4.89 (122 reviews) 4.89 (122 reviews)
Area guide to Salford
Image of Duet MediaCityUK, M50
Now managed by JLL, Duet is adjacent to the bustling MediaCityUK on the waterfront in Salford Quays. There are wide range of local amenities, including 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. In addition, the building also […] Read reviews and details of Duet MediaCityUK, M50

2. 8 Water Street, E14

Vertus
4.19 (37 reviews) 4.19 (37 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of 8 Water Street, E14
8 Water Street comprises of 174 apartments. Residents can enjoy access to a landscaped private garden. This overlooks the South Dock and the quiet boardwalks and floating pavilions of Water Square. Similarly, the development also boasts an expansive roof terrace. This is the largest outdoor space in the Vertus portfolio. Read reviews and details of 8 Water Street, E14

3. Aston Place, B1

Dandara Living
4.92 (504 reviews) 4.92 (504 reviews)
Area guide to Birmingham
Image of Aston Place, B1
Located on Suffolk Queensway in central Birmingham, Aston Place is less than 0.1 miles from The Mailbox and wide range of bars, restaurants and cafes around the canal area. Offering a choice of studio, one and two bedroom apartments, residents benefit from a free gym with fitness classes, resident lounge and co-working facilities and bookable […] Read reviews and details of Aston Place, B1

4. Vox, M15

Allsop Letting and Management
4.92 (111 reviews) 4.92 (111 reviews)
Area guide to Manchester
Image of Vox, M15
Vox, managed by Allsop is located just off the A56 in Manchester. The Vox offers a collection of 1,2 and 3-bed apartments. Moreover, they are only a short bus away from the city centre. In addition to underbuilding parking, there is also storage for over 280 bikes. These are monitored by CCTV and stored behind […] Read reviews and details of Vox, M15

5. Mustard Wharf, LS1

Legal & General, Urbanbubble
4.69 (80 reviews) 4.69 (80 reviews)
Area guide to Leeds
Image of Mustard Wharf, LS1
Mustard Wharf is a new development located a few minutes’ walk from Leeds train station. It consists of 247 rental apartments in total. All apartments are furnished with an option of 1,2 and 3 bedrooms. Also, all are pet friendly. In addition, residents are able to enjoy various facilities. Some of these include, a residents […] Read reviews and details of Mustard Wharf, LS1

6. The Green Rooms MediaCityUK, M50

AmroLiving
4.87 (136 reviews) 4.87 (136 reviews)
Area guide to Salford
Image of The Green Rooms MediaCityUK, M50
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

7. The Whitmore Collection, B3

Legal & General, Urbanbubble
4.91 (132 reviews) 4.91 (132 reviews)
Area guide to Birmingham
Image of The Whitmore Collection, B3
The Whitmore Collection is a development offering a range of 1 & 2 bedroom canal-side apartments and townhouses. These feature high-quality appliances and and video security intercom along with speedy 100MB Virgin broadband. Likewise, residents can enjoy facilities including a residents’ courtyard, gym, a clubhouse and private dining room. Read reviews and details of The Whitmore Collection, B3

8. The Quarters Croydon, CR0

The Quarters by Bravo
4.72 (105 reviews) 4.72 (105 reviews)
Area guide to Croydon
Image of The Quarters Croydon, CR0
Long-term letting scheme The Quarters Croydon offers residents a stylish and convenient base in this thriving South London suburb. There are 151 high-specification studios at the development, with Croydon station only a 4-minute walk away. Trains reach London Bridge in just 14 minutes, while Gatwick Airport is also easily accessible.   Read reviews and details of The Quarters Croydon, CR0

9. be:here Hayes, UB3

be:here, Apo
4.67 (144 reviews) 4.67 (144 reviews)
Area guide to Hayes
Image of be:here Hayes, UB3
be:here Hayes is a residential development comprising of 119 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. It offers commercial units including restaurants, leisure amenities and a music venue. In addition, the development is close to Hayes & Harlington station, the M4, M25 and Heathrow Airport. Read reviews and details of be:here Hayes, UB3

10. The Trilogy, M15

Allsop Letting and Management
4.80 (157 reviews) 4.80 (157 reviews)
Area guide to Manchester
Image of The Trilogy, M15
The Trilogy is a HomeViews award-winning development comprising of 232 one, two and three bedroom apartment. This is more than an outstanding development. It’s the start of a whole new community – and a new chapter in your life. Feel safe whatever the time of day or night with 24-hour security, while the on-site resident […] Read reviews and details of The Trilogy, M15

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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