• Capabilities: Program Management

Springside North Block

Edinburgh, United Kingdom - The rapidly expanding build to rent sector represents a sizable piece of the jigsaw when it comes to taking the pressure off the nation’s housing market and responding to some of the deepest challenges of supply and affordability.

130

new homes

18

storey apartment building

Springside is one of the first Build to Rent schemes to be designed specifically for private residential lettings in the UK. Situated on the site of a former brewery, the first block will comprise 130 new apartments and is part of a wider development, which the current strategy proposes will be constructed in three phases. The development will eventually comprise more than 600 new homes, alongside existing student accommodation, a hotel, offices and retail space.

Arcadis was appointed by developer Grosvenor in 2014 to provide full Project Management services for the first phase of development, known as Springside North Block. This included drawing on global knowledge to steer the concept design and quickly incorporate elements from successful Build to Rent schemes in the US.

A key consideration was that the design of the building should allow for as much flexibility as possible and consider the target market, both in the present and how it may evolve going forward. Calling on a detailed knowledge of the residential product, design approach, procurement and contractual procedures, Arcadis was able to help produce an intelligently designed Build to Rent product that, once constructed, will be able to respond to customer needs and requirements as they change over time.

“Arcadis are at the forefront of working with a wide range of clients in the Build to Rent sector, from operators to institutional investors and Local Authorities, all looking to evolve their typical models with a view to better managing their risk and addressing the long term challenges in the housing market.”
Chris Jones, Residential Development Consultant, Arcadis

Outcomes

130

new homes

18

storey apartment building

1st

UK scheme specifically for private lettings

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