Placefirst unveils new office space


Leading and award-winning build to rent provider Placefirst has expanded into a new head office, following a year of record growth.

Located in Exchange Quay, the 4,100 sq ft space has been fully redesigned to create a fresh, flexible and collaborative environment for employees. 

Placefirst worked with Braithwaite Group to complete the fit out for the new office, which includes multiple new meeting rooms with new technology, a high spec kitchen, and bespoke meeting pods.

The in-house team also collaborated with NoChintz to bring the new brand to life in the interior design, focusing on the overall styling and communal zones.

The office comprises a core open plan layout of fixed desks, various breakout areas and hot desking to encourage collaborative and flexible working, as well as a range of private meeting rooms. The kitchen is on brand with the spec that is installed in all Placefirst homes, and a bespoke navy sofa that was handmade in Manchester sits in the entrance area. 

The office move comes at the same time as launching the new Placefirst brand, marking a new era for the SFR provider. Placefirst collaborated with Manchester based agency True North on the brand project. The new brand reflects Placefirst’s core vision of creating high quality neighbourhoods for rent across the UK, making renting stress-free so residents can get more joy from their homelife. 

Placefirst has recently hit a milestone of 1,500 homes with a projection of reaching 6,500 by 2026. Key projects include the recently completed ‘Elevate’, an £8m apartment scheme in Manchester which was 85% pre-let, and developments at ‘Skye Edge’ in Sheffield and ‘Scholars View’ in Hetton-le-Hole, both of which will complete this summer.

Committed to creating thriving communities with a strong sense of place, Placefirst is responsible for every aspect of the home and neighbourhood. Each development has a dedicated resident services manager and renters are guaranteed a characterful, fully maintained, high quality home for as long as they like.
David Mawson, chief executive at Placefirst comments: “This is an incredibly exciting time for the business following a year of record growth. We’re proud to have expanded into our brand new office to support our teams.

“A new era for Placefirst, this rebrand and relocation paves the way for our next phase of growth where we expect to reach 6,500 homes across the country by 2026, and continue to extend our track record as leaders in the build-to-rent market. We are committed to creating best in class neighbourhoods, and high-quality rental homes where people love to live and want to stay for the long term.”


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