Present Made sees a future in the suburbs for build-to-rent schemes

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Rather than high-rise city centre blocks aimed at single renters and couples, Apache Capital is focusing on traditional homes for families further out of town

At the start of May rented housing developer Apache Capital Partners made public its plans – four years in the making – for a £1.6bn new business focused entirely on building communities of single houses for private rent.

The 3,000-home new venture, named Present Made and led by Apache’s co-founder Richard Jackson, is the latest to capitalise on the growing demand for suburban “build to rent” developments, and, it would argue, will be one of the first to really think through what this new form of development means in placemaking terms.

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