Build to rent



Surge in Scotland’s Build to Rent sector as pipeline leaps to more than 7,000 homes

The pipeline of homes in Scotland’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector has increased by a third in the past year to reach more than 7,200, according to a new report.

Published 27 August 2019

Construction completes on Glasgow’s first major Build to Rent development

Glasgow’s first major city centre Build to Rent (BTR) housing development has been successfully delivered following a multi-million redevelopment.

Published 1 July 2019

Will Scarlett: Build to Rent (Scotland) comes of age

Build to Rent is critical to addressing issues of a lack of housing supply but Scotland still lags the rest of the UK, writes Will Scarlett.

Published 28 June 2019

Developers pull plug on Dundee build to rent project

Plans for the conversion of a former Dundee college building into build to rent and serviced apartments development have been shelved due to a lack of funding.

Published 5 June 2019

Up to 1,000 more Build to Rent homes planned at Harbour Gateway

A Build to Rent project on Edinburgh’s Western Harbour is planning to expand as residents are welcomed into the latest phase of the development.

Published 29 May 2019

Major Glasgow build-to-rent development set for summer completion

Glasgow’s first significant city centre build-to-rent (BTR) housing development will be delivered in the heart of Merchant City this summer.

Published 23 April 2019

Dr John Boyle: Build to rent is here to stay

This is the third in a series of blog posts reflecting on approaches to delivering alternative tenures in Scotland. In the first post, Professor Moira Munro reflects on the discussion from a recent roundtable; and, in the second post, Dr Richard Jennings shared his experience of delivering mid-market rent. In this post, Dr John Boyle (Rettie & Co.) reflects on the small but growing Build to Rent market in Scotland.

Published 15 April 2019

Demolition under way at Moda Living’s Glasgow build-to-rent site

Demolition works have started at Holland Park, the former Strathclyde Police headquarters that is being transformed into rental housing by Moda Living and Apache Capital Partners.

Published 22 February 2019

Contracts exchanged on twin build-to-rent towers in Glasgow

Construction work on more than 300 build-to-rent apartments in Glasgow city centre is set to start by the end of this year after Legal & General exchanged contracts on the project.

Published 31 January 2019

Build-to-rent drive is supporting Scotland’s city living agenda

A plan to boost economic growth within Scotland’s cities through an increase in city-living is benefitting from a surge in build-to-rent led developments, with Glasgow now in the top five cities outside London for the number of homes in planning, under construction and complete.

Published 22 January 2019

£100m Clydeside build-to-rent development gets green light

Detailed planning permission has been granted for a 498-apartment build-to-rent development on the banks of the River Clyde.

Published 21 January 2019

Green light for £200m proposal for 700 rental homes in central Glasgow

Planning permission has been granted for a new 7.5-acre city centre neighbourhood in central Glasgow, Scotland’s largest build-to-rent (BTR) scheme to date.

Published 10 December 2018

Blog: Welcome to the new era of renting

While the build to rent market in Scotland is still behind the rest of the UK, demand is growing and developments in the sector can cater for everyone, including families, writes Matt Willcock.

Published 21 November 2018

Blog: Mid-market investment could alleviate housing storage

Amy Norton argues that promoting more Build to Rent developments for the mid-market rent sector would be an effective means of striking a balance to get investment so more properties are built to help contribute towards the Scottish Government’s affordable housing pledge.

Published 25 October 2018

Moda Living secures major investment towards Glasgow and Edinburgh build-to-rent schemes

Moda Living has secured new institutional investment to fund seven new city centre build-to-rent schemes across the UK, including two in Scotland.

Published 12 October 2018