Build-to-rent Birmingham apartments top out

The last piece of concrete has been laid at Dandara Living’s build-to-rent development, U&A (Unity & Armouries) on Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham.

U&A will bring 162 one, two, and three bedroom apartments to central Birmingham alongside co-working spaces, lounges, as well as outdoor spaces for relaxation and socialising.

Part of Dandara Living’s work at U&A involves giving a new lease of life to Unity House, a building dating back to the 19th century.

Construction of the concrete frame began in July 2021, with the development expected to be ready for resident occupation in summer 2023.

Cllr Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “I’m delighted to see the scale of progress being made at Dandara Living’s landmark U&A development. They are making great use of the Unity House site, which has been vacant for many years.

“The regeneration of this brownfield site contributes to the wider urban revival of the area. It represents a significant investment into Birmingham’s City Centre while offering a different choice for residents who are keen to live in purpose-built rented accommodation at the heart of a vibrant community. I look forward to seeing residents moving to the development next year.”

Jim Davies, managing director BTR at Dandara Living, said: “Dandara Living was born out of our ambition to deliver excellent places to live that reflect the way people want to live today, and U&A perfectly embodies this.

“Birmingham is an ideal fit for us – as the UK’s second largest city, it is home to the largest number of start-ups outside of London, and a unique and exciting cultural offering which makes it one of the UK’s most popular places to live and work.

“U&A will be a vibrant and inclusive community for residents to work, live and play and we look forward to welcoming residents to the development next year.”