Property consultant to advise on Broad Street residential scheme
A Birmingham residential sales and lettings agency has been appointed to advise Urban Vision on its 100 Broad Street residential scheme plans.
FleetMilne has been brought on by the developer to provide consultancy advice on apartment living design, tech facilities and achievable rents, on its first scheme in Birmingham.
The former Uber HQ and 0.6-acre site was acquired by Urban Vision in Summer 2022. The developer is currently running a public consultation and plans to submit a planning application in April, to build 294 rental apartments, designed by Glenn Howells Architects.
Urban Vision say the project is being designed around the latest principle of reducing the carbon footprint and offering low energy living using smart building technology.
Nicola Fleet-Milne, chief executive of the Colmore Row-based business and winner of the public and third sector leader award at TheBusinessDesk.com’s Leadership Awards 2023, said: “Build-to-rent is still a relatively new offer and it has been a huge learning curve for both scheme owners and operators.
“We let and manage a number of private rental assets around the city and are generally handed the finished product. All too often we have seen amenity features, for example, quickly become redundant, with owners forced to undertake costly retro fits.
“We have invaluable insight on what residents want and what works in a building, as well as local demand. Getting us involved at the planning stage means we can influence the content of an asset, helping Urban Vision achieve full occupancy, retain residents and maximise rents.”
Mark Owen at Urban Vision said: “We acquired 100 Broad Street with an existing planning consent and are revisiting this with our experienced design team to produce a deliverable development of exceptional quality and appeal.
“FleetMilne has extensive experience of letting and operating private rental assets in Birmingham. We want to ensure our residents have a great experience, whether that’s via a considered amenity offer or a bespoke resident app”.