Bracknell's first private build to rent development opens

A block of 87 hi-tech apartments that boast a rooftop terrace and a residents’ lounge have become a Berkshire town’s first private development designed specifically for rent.

The building above Bracknell’s train station was opened earlier this year by build to rent specialist developer PLATFORM_.

Boasting a range of on-site amenities – including a concierge and car and bicycle parking – the company says the apartments are designed for time-poor young professionals that will appeal to renters looking for town centre living.

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One of the first post-war “new towns”, Bracknell has benefitted from a wave of investment in recent years. The Lexicon, one of the biggest town centre regeneration projects in the UK, completes in spring 2017 and residents will benefit from new shops, bars and restaurants

Dominic Martin, operations and strategy director for Westrock, the developer behind PLATFORM_, said: “We’re proud to open our latest project in Bracknell. We are confident that the high quality apartments with these fantastic facilities, as well as the on-site concierge will appeal to renters looking for the best of town centre living.”

“The launch at Bracknell is a key part of PLATFORM_’s ongoing strategy to reimagine renting in towns and cities across the country.”  

PLATFORM_ now has five schemes – in Bedford, Bracknell, Crawley, Exeter and Stevenage – totalling almost 600 homes, going live in 2016. 

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