Sigma Capital and Kellen Homes partnership reaches £250m investment milestone

Leading build-to-rent provider Sigma Capital and housebuilder Kellen Homes are celebrating a milestone of the commencement and delivery of nearly 1,000 homes in Greater Manchester in just 20 months of working together, representing an investment in the city region by Sigma Capital of £250m.

The delivery of almost 1000 new build-to-rent homes in Greater Manchester is good news for family tenants as they continue to be affected nationally by the short supply of good quality rental homes brought about by low levels of housebuilding and the exodus of individual landlords from the market.

The homes span five former brownfield sites across the city region; Albion Place (Salford), The Gateway (Ardwick), Mill Vale (Middleton), Irwell View (Bury) and Mellands Park (Gorton). Each site will deliver crucial rental homes for working families, in areas in need of regeneration, and create jobs in construction. Four of the five sites have already broken ground, with the fifth due to start in July. The homes will be marketed under Sigma Capital’s Simple Life portfolio.

The news follows the partnership’s recent success at the Property Week Resi Awards where The Gateway single family BTR development was awarded top prize for PRS Deal of the Year.

Graham Barnet, Chief Executive and founder of Sigma Capital added:

“In the build-to-rent industry, we know that working in partnership with trusted delivery partners such as Kellen Homes yields results, and these incredible numbers are testament to that belief.

“We’re looking forward to ramping up our presence in the Manchester City Region and addressing a clear shortfall in the market, raising the standard for high-quality rental housing.”

Ian Kelley, founder of Kellen Homes said:

“Kellen Homes is committed to building quality new homes for a diverse range of tenures across the Northwest and Partnerships play a key role in helping deliver against that goal. Our established Partnership with Sigma Capital has seen us provide this significant number of new homes for private rent and we are delighted to celebrate this milestone. We already working with Sigma Capital on the next 1,000 new homes to continue this much needed investment for communities in the Northwest.”

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