Build to rent



Will Scarlett: Don’t take huge potential of build to rent for granted

While the build to rent (BTR) pipeline continues to grow in Scotland, Will Scarlett from Scarlett Land and Development said the sector’s viability should not be taken for granted.

Published 14 February 2020

Scottish build to rent market set to replicate success of Purpose Built Student Accommodation

Scotland’s build to rent (BTR) residential sector is expected to deliver many years of growth before reaching maturity, according to the results of Ryden’s latest detailed review of the Scottish commercial property market.

Published 13 February 2020

Moda Living appoints Robertson to deliver first phase of Edinburgh build-to-rent development

Construction work on the first phase of a build-to-rent development in central Edinburgh is due to start this month after Moda Living appointed Robertson as the main contractor.

Published 10 February 2020

Glasgow contributes to 51% surge in build to rent completions in 2019

The number of completed homes for the UK build to rent (BTR) sector increased by 51% in 2019 with Glasgow among the key cities leading the way, new figures have shown.

Published 20 January 2020

Green light for final phase of £215m build-to-rent 'urban village' in Edinburgh

Build-to-rent (BTR) developer and operator Moda Living has secured planning permission for the final phase of its £215 million Springside development in Edinburgh.

Published 5 December 2019

Drum Property Group begins build to rent phase at Glasgow’s Buchanan Wharf

The next significant building phase at Glasgow’s Buchanan Wharf starts this week with ground-breaking for Legal & General’s 324-home build to rent (BTR) scheme. 

Published 20 November 2019

Glasgow to host Build to Rent Forum Scotland this week

Glasgow is set to host this year's Build to Rent Forum Scotland which will see over 30 public and private sector leaders meet and debate the future of Scotland's Build to Rent sector.

Published 8 October 2019

Take off for £80m Skyliner build-to-rent development in Leith

A planning application by S1 Developments for the ‘Skyliner’ site in Leith has been granted approval subject to conditions.

Published 26 September 2019

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