Landmark BTR scheme launched

Fri 12 July 2019, 10:57 am

Bristol's first major build-to-rent scheme has launched at Finzels Reach, offering a modern waterside development with private rental accommodation.

Hawkins & George offers two unique buildings, Hawkins Lane and George’s Wharf, which provide 194 apartments, communal areas and amenities including a roof terrace with views of the city’s skyline.

Build-to-rent schemes offer benefits such as longer rent periods, communal areas and a range of services such as a concierge and on-site maintenance teams.

The homes at Hawkins & George are owned by residential landlord Grainger, who will also run the building, offering residents a concierge and dedicated on-site management team.

There are also optional longer-term tenancies for the pet-friendly apartments, which are available furnished and unfurnished including studios and one and two-bedroom homes.

There is also an on-site gym, Wi-Fi internet, a residents’ lounge, roof terrace, bike storage and co-working space.

Grainger chief executive Helen Gordon said: “We’re delighted to launch Hawkins & George in Bristol – the first development of its kind in the city.

“Our aim at Grainger is to redefine the rental experience, and in Bristol we will do this by creating an exciting new community at Finzels Reach that combines the flexibility of renting with professional services to give our residents the best rental experience possible.”

The historic waterside location of Finzels Reach is being developed by Cubex, which will bring a mixture of homes including build-to-rent properties, offices, a hotel and leisure facilities to the area.

Gavin Bridge, executive director at Cubex, said: “Hawkins & George is one of the final pieces of the jigsaw in the creation of the first phase of Finzels Reach, where we’ve paid careful attention to developing a mixed and balanced community of homes, workspace and social spaces.

“Hawkins & George provides much-needed homes through the innovative build-to-rent model, where residents essentially rent the building rather than an apartment, benefiting from an emphasis on high-quality communal spaces and customer service.”