Sigma wins award for Best PRS Scheme

Sigma is tremendously proud and delighted to have won the award for the ‘Best PRS Scheme’ at the Rent Magazine Awards 2017. The entry focuses on Sigma’s new build development at Norris Green, Liverpool.

As part of the scheme, Sigma successfully launched its first Private Rental Sector (PRS) platform with joint partner Gatehouse Bank. This would initially look to provide 221 two, three and four bed PRS homes, which are constructed by Sigma’s housebuilding partner, Countryside, under PRS brand – ‘DifRent’.

Since the launch of DifRent in 2015, over 186 PRS homes at Norris Green have been completed and are fully tenanted. From a more holistic perspective, Norris Green is now the first of many DifRent PRS locations which have been specially selected to form part of the DifRent portfolio.

Ian Sutcliffe, Group CEO, Countryside comments ‘Sigma’s PRS model is a perfect example of how a successful partnership is able to leverage on different fields of expertise and knowledge in order to create something greater and more sustainable. The combined expertise has allowed us to offer something new to the rental market, which also fulfills a genuine consumer demand’.

‘I love living in the area. Family and friends are really surprised when they come over – they all think the house is gorgeous. I’ve always lived in rented accommodation and no-one’s ever raved about a house as much as they do about this one. I’d love to live here for a while – given the opportunity I’d love to stay here and got it to be the place that my children grow up’ – Emma Stringfellow, DifRent tenant at Norris Green.

Sigma is delighted to be creating places that people are happy to call home!

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