Professional landlord Simple Life welcomed, housing minister, the Rt Honourable Christopher Pincher MP to its Stonefield Edge development, in the Bilston area of Wolverhampton last week.
Simple Life currently has over 4,400 homes in its portfolio and is leading the delivery of built to rent housing across the UK.
The minister was shown the site plan of the 420-home development comprising of 123 private rental homes, 105 affordable homes and 192 private sale properties, as well as being given a tour of the show homes and a walk around the development to see quality of both the properties and landscaping across all tenures.
Stonefield Edge has proved an exceptionally popular development with residents who can benefit from access to the market town of Bilston whilst being less than three miles from Wolverhampton City Centre.
While families are the main focus across the regions, Simple Life homes appeal to a cross section of people, from single people and young professionals couples to retirees and those looking to downsize.
The visit by the housing minister follows Simple Life’s double win at the Property Week RESI awards last week, when the team picked up both PRS Deal of the Year and the Best COVID Response award.
Rob Sumner, Residential Investment Director, Simple Life, said: “Arranged through the BPF, we were honoured to welcome the housing minister to one of our larger schemes. Chris Pincher and his team were very enthusiastic about the positive impact Build To Rent is having on the housing industry, by not only in creating much needed additionality to housing numbers, but also providing the catalyst for larger, multi tenure developments..
Housing Minister RT Hon Christopher Pincher MP said “Boosting housing supply is a key part of our levelling up agenda and Stonefield Edge is a fantastic example of delivering new affordable homes for families and young people in the region.
“The development also showcases what is possible when we build new homes on previously disused Brownfield Land: well-designed, modern and elegant new homes with beautiful landscaping at its heart.”