Glenbrook and Barings Real Estate complete BTR development

Glenbrook and Barings Real Estate have announced the completion of VOX, a £70m BTR apartment scheme in Cornbrook, Manchester.


The 15-storey development brings 280 apartments to the rental market, with residents arriving in early February.

The units include 98 one-bed, 168 two-bed, and 14 three-bed furnished and unfurnished apartments, most with private outside space or balconies.

The scheme offers a rooftop residents’ lounge, fully-equipped gym, fitness studio and 130-metre external running track, all located on the 15th floor.

On the ground floor, Co-op Food will be opening this in March to serve residents and the wider community.

In addition, it will provide 250 MB broadband speed to all residents.

Allsop has been appointed to manage the VOX scheme.

Danny Roberts, senior project manager at Glenbrook, said: “The completion of VOX is timely when you consider that the global pandemic has placed people’s health and wellbeing right at the top of the agenda. 

“Although [it was] designed pre-Covid, the health and wellbeing of its residents was central to the vision, with the rooftop running track and communal areas being integral features. 

“We are very pleased with the finished project, which we believe sets a high standard for BTR developments in the UK. 

“Given the current constraints, we would like to thank [the] contractor and the entire project team, who have worked tirelessly to achieve practical completion.”

Darren Hutchinson, managing director and head of UK real estate transactions at Barings Real Estate, added: “This is an important milestone in the construction of one of Manchester’s most exciting new developments. 

“Glenbrook has worked hard to deliver a high-quality product that we can both be proud of and we look forward to welcoming our first residents in due course. 

BTR has stood firm against the challenges of Covid-19 and we will be looking to deepen our exposure to the living sector more broadly in 2021.”

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