Build to Rent specialists, Get Living and Watkin Jones have jointly appointed Rund as Independent Certifier / Independent Employer’s Agent at a major Build to Rent (BTR) scheme – Sherlock Street, Birmingham.
The development will provide 551 Build to Rent homes, comprising one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The mixed-use development will also feature a range of high-quality amenities including social lounges, a gym, co-working space, landscaped podium, and double-height sky lounge.
We will carry out a range of responsibilities including monitoring compliance of construction works, providing regular progress reports, and issuing certification in relation to practical completion and making good defects. We will also handle extensions of time and loss and expense claims, where required.
Paul Belfield, Director at Rund commented: “Get Living and Watkin Jones are capitalising on the thriving Build to Rent market, as the sector saw investment almost doubling year-on-year in Q3 2022. A total of £1.17bn was invested during this time, up from £600m recorded in Q3 2021, according to Cushman & Wakefield.
“Sherlock Street, Birmingham promises to give renters an exceptional environment in which to live, work and enjoy at their leisure. We are delighted to be involved as Independent Certifier / Independent Employer’s Agent, ensuring every element of the scheme delivers on top quality standards.”
Our appointment at Sherlock Street, Birmingham adds to our portfolio of work across multiple Build to Rent schemes including Bowback House, a 263-home scheme in Milton Keynes and The Paddocks, a £20.6m development in Braintree.