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By Matthew Lane

Before the pandemic struck, Build to Rent (BTR) was undeniably the property market’s fastest-growing trend. Many expect it to recover quickly, too, as returns are solid enough to have nervous institutional investors happily ploughing money into what is seen as something of a safe haven.

With commercial, office, retail and industrial all set to suffer as a result of Covid-19, residential’s popularity among pension funds, private equity firms and other major financial players is likely to soar.


by Stephen Farrell Senior Digital Staff Write

Almost 450 homes could be built on the site of a former leatherworks in Leeds if newly submitted plans get the go-ahead.

Domus UK, supported by WYG and Hester Architects, has submitted an application to Leeds City Council for the redevelopment of a site on Buslingthorpe Lane in Chapeltown.

The specialist residential property developer is seeking planning permission for 449 apartments across five buildings at Hilltop Works, a brownfield site and former leatherworks which has largely fallen into disuse since the 1960s.