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Development opportunities with Placefirst

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We're the experienced
build-to-rent developer

We have a proven track record of delivering quality neighbourhoods, with homes that are built specifically for rent. We stay for the long term - after each development is complete, our in-house teams stay on site to manage our neighbourhoods well. We are not scared of challenging sites and we have the expertise.

We have ambitious growth plans and are always looking for new sites.

Placefirst at a glance

Recently hit 1500
homes milestone
Plan to hit
6500 homes by 2026
Variety of properties
throughout the UK

Placefirst at a glance

Recently hit 1500
homes milestone
Plan to hit
6500 homes by 2026
Variety of properties
throughout the UK

Specialist in-house development team

We have an expanding specialist in house development team who work closely on both existing and new projects at Placefirst.

Darran Lawless

Darran Lawless

Development Director

Darran joined us in 2021 and is responsible for driving UK growth. With over 30 years' experience in the property sector Darran has worked on a wide range of high profile projects.

David Clifton

Business Development Manager

A qualified Master Planner, David has 20 years' experience in the sector. David's roles have included working in development, surveying, and land, before joining us in May.

Phil Jones

Phil Jones

Project Director

A chartered builder with experience in a wide range of roles across the built environment, Phil is responsible for the safe delivery of all projects.

James Litherland

Planning and Development Manager

James is a chartered town planner responsible for planning and development as well as new business and early stakeholder engagement.

Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson

Development Surveyor

Alex is a development surveyor, working closely with our teams to identify potential development opportunities and complete investments appraisals.

Nicky Lee

Nicky Lee

Investment Analyst

Nicky joined us as an investment analyst in 2022 and analyses the early stages of development viability, and undertakes extensive market research

A proven track record
of developments

We have a market leading track record of delivering exceptional neighbourhoods in multiple regions across the UK.

Our map shows a mix of our live and pipeline projects. Explore all neighbourhoods below to see a list of our completed sites.

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New build developments

Our homes are built specifically for rent, and we design all of our neighbourhoods carefully, with the modern renter in mind.

Welsh Streets, Liverpool

Welsh Streets is one of our flagship projects, delivering a mix of thoughtfully developed Victorian terraces and modern new build homes.

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Skye Edge neighbourhood

Skye Edge, Sheffield

Located just outside Sheffield City Centre with incredible hilltop views, Skye Edge is a neighbourhood of 113 3 and 4 bedroom homes.

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Scholars Views neighbourhood

Scholars View, Hetton

A thriving family neighbourhood located on the site of a historic primary school, consisting of 116 homes.

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Regeneration developments

We also have a strong track record of delivering high quality refurbishment, with homes that focus on energy efficiency, quality, and a respectful nod to the past by keeping heritage aspects wherever we can.

Elevate neighbourhood

Elevate, Manchester

A 53 apartment scheme in Manchester, Elevate completed in April 2022 and has been incredibly popular.

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West End, Morecambe

A mix of spacious homes and apartments, we have transformed these interiors into must-have contemporary homes.

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Woodnook, Accrington

We created a great new neighbourhood of family homes, transforming three streets of Victorian terraced houses.

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Pipeline developments

We have an exciting pipeline, with several projects receiving full planning permission in the last quarter of 2021.

Esh Winning

Esh Winning

This project will deliver 89 new homes in Esh Winning. The scheme on this brownfield site will deliver the biggest delivery of bungalows in a generation.

For more information please contact the team.

Bolton

Bolton

We are working on an exciting scheme in collaboration with Bolton Council. The project is set to deliver over 150 rental homes in the town centre as part of a significant regeneration project.

For more information please contact the team.

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

A £65m residential scheme in Wolverhampton for 366 new homes and commercial space as part of a major regeneration project in the heart of the city’s historic Canalside Quarter.

For more information please contact the team.

Our partners

We are proud to work with a variety of partners across our portfolio, working collaboratively to deliver exceptional neighbourhoods of high quality homes for rent, that cater for local communities.

What our partners say about us

Testimonials

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Working with us

Please get in touch with the development team if you would like to discuss our track record, new projects, potential partnership opportunities or a future project you would like to work with us on.

The team would love to hear from you.