New housing project

Leith homes plan advances build-to-rent concept

Community life: build-to-rent remains new to UK

A plan for 527 build-to-rent (BTR) homes in Leith has been submitted by property developer and operator PLATFORM_.

The development will be on the site of a derelict John Lewis depot and warehouse in Bonnington Road Lane.

The new homes will be a mix of studios, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments spread across three blocks ranging from four to seven storeys.

All PLATFORM_ units are available to rent, meaning that fewer are used as second homes or remain unoccupied, and in turn, more homes are available for people to rent.

Build-to-Rent (BTR) is a relatively recent model for new residential buildings in the UK, where all the properties are built for rent, rather than for sale.

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