SOYO Leeds goes live with Venture

Venture, Workman’s specialist project management team, is providing development monitoring for build-to-rent developments encompassing 333 units over two buildings, which form the centre piece of the high-profile SOYO neighbourhood in Leeds. The build-to-rent (BTR) developments have been forward-funded as part of the Federated Hermes-operated Hestia fund, which is dedicated to this type of scheme, as reported by Property Week.

Caddick Construction Ltd has recently begun work on site, with the Venture Projects team, steered by Adam Austin, Senior Associate, having been involved since 2020, delivering due diligence and contractual advice.

Leeds-based DLG Architects has designed the buildings with sustainability credentials that go beyond current statutory requirements. The #WorkmanESG team is collaborating closely on the project, with our Hedley Jones, Partner, Head of ESG, Refurbishment and Development, providing ESG Project Advisor service.

The SOYO development will feature outdoor courtyards plus 12,000 sq. ft of retail and restaurant units on the ground floor, as well as new public realm including green spaces and a pedestrian boulevard leading through to the centre of Leeds.

The two BTR buildings are set for completion in December 2023, with Venture involvement continuing into 2024 as the public realm is finalised. 

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