This week saw the completion The Trilogy, our 232 apartment Build to Rent scheme on Ellesmere Street in Castlefield on the outskirts of Manchester City Centre.
Occupying a prominent position on Chester Road, The Trilogy comprises 220,000 sq ft of high quality one, two and three-bedroom apartments across three buildings. The development, which was forward funded by The Moorfield Group in a £40million deal, incorporates a series of features specifically for the rental market such as: pet friendly apartments, a residents’ lounge overlooking private internal gardens; a residents’ gym; a large secure cycle hub and concierge facilities.
Glenbrook is one of the Build To Rent sectors most active developers with over 1,000 apartments under construction and a similar number due to start on site this year. Schemes are being delivered in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham with additional sites being acquired in major cities around the UK.
The Trilogy project team includes GRAHAM Construction, AEW Architects, cost and project consultancy Abacus, Shepherd Gilmore Engineers and Beechfield.
Speaking about project completion, Ian Sherry, director at Glenbrook, commented: “Both the design and quality of these newly completed buildings are exceptional and we believe future residents will be highly impressed by this new rental offer. This is already being shown by the number of apartments that have been reserved prior to completion.
“The area is going through a rapid transformation and as a developer we wholeheartedly believe in this location as a natural extension of the city centre. We have already started work at our latest scheme at Cornbrook, a £60million 280 apartment development adjacent to The Trilogy where we are again working with GRAHAM Construction towards completion in 2020.”