Cost model: Birmingham build to rent

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Birmingham’s build-to-rent sector is belatedly taking off

01 / Introduction

Build to rent (BTR) may be booming across the UK, but Birmingham has taken a while to get the message. Now at last that is changing, thanks to a growing population and a bustling, vibrant economy – not to mention a host of high-profile schemes completed, in progress or in planning. 

Projects such as Nikal’s major city‑centre development Exchange Square 2 and Blackswan’s Gilder’s Yard are part of an expected pipeline of around 5,000 units around the city. They join existing landmarks such as Exchange Square 1, the Lansdowne in Edgbaston and the Forum in the Chinese Quarter in bringing critical mass to Birmingham’s BTR sector.

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