Newcastle’s Grainger in £63m Milton Keynes deal

Grainger CEO Helen Gordon

Newcastle-based Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, said it conditionally agreed to acquire a 261-home private rented sector (PRS) build to rent development in Milton Keynes from Peveril Securities Limited for about £63 million.

Peveril Securities Limited will develop the site, Mayforth will act as development manager and Bowmer and Kirkland will be the contractor.

The scheme has planning consent, and the transaction is conditional on the completion of a new adjacent YMCA as part of the first phase of the wider development which is expected in Q3 2019 prior to construction starting on site.

Grainger CEO Helen Gordon said: “We are pleased to announce our latest investment in Milton Keynes, one of our key target locations, which will deliver 261 new high quality, purpose built rental homes.

“This new investment will complement Silbury Boulevard, our other PRS build to rent scheme of 139 homes in Milton Keynes, which we own in our GRIP REIT joint venture, and is currently under construction.”

Peveril Securities Limited director Ralph Jones said: “We are delighted to be working with Grainger to provide a further 261 residential units in Milton Keynes, and we hope it will be first of many opportunities in the future for Peveril, Bowmer and Kirkland and Grainger to work together.”