Go-ahead for £160m family rental housing scheme

Aaron Morby 2 years ago
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The UK’s first purpose-built and designed single-family rental housing platform, Present Made, has secured planning approval for its debut development.

Located in Eddington,  Cambridge, the £160m scheme has been designed by Jo Cowen Architects and will form a key part of the University of Cambridge’s North West Cambridge development plan.

Present Made will develop, own and operate 373 sustainable rental homes, including the UK’s first family houses to be designed and built specifically for rent.

Construction is due to start on-site later this year, with practical completion expected in 2024.

Alan Penfold, executive director of Present Made said that the community will have a ‘people before cars’ masterplan, with expansive green space and ecology corridors and edible gardens.

On-site amenities will include a communal pavilion, gym, yoga studio, private dining room, bike café, children’s playgrounds and co-working.

The Present Made team will provide round-the-clock on-site management, responsible for all maintenance as well as running a year-long calendar of social and wellbeing activities.

These will include zero waste pop-ups, cycling and running clubs, cultural celebrations, live music, art classes, cooking classes, charitable events and talks from inspirational people.

 

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