Bertha Park Village to host first PRS homes from Springfield Properties

Springfield Properties will shortly enter the private rental sector (PRS) market after being granted planning approval for 75 homes at its Bertha Park Village in Perth.

Bertha Park Village to host first PRS homes from Springfield Properties

Innes Smith

The move to deliver purpose-built houses for families to rent is expected to provide the company with an “additional, visible and secure” revenue stream.

Bertha Park is a Village development comprising private and affordable housing, alongside neighbourhood amenities, such as a convenience store, playpark and secondary school, and plenty of greenspace. Perth & Kinross Council has now approved the construction of 75 houses, which will comprise 22 two-bedroom terraced houses, 49 three-bedroom semi/terraced houses and four four-bedroom semi/terraced houses.

This is Springfield’s first development to be approved for PRS housing and follows the company entering into a strategic partnership last year with a PRS provider which specialises in suburban, family homes built to rent. Springfield will deliver the housing under a fixed-cost design and build contract, which, following handover, will be owned, let and managed by the company’s partner.

Innes Smith, CEO of Springfield Properties, said: “We are delighted to have received consent to build our first houses for the private rental market, underscoring our commitment to develop mixed-tenure Villages that meet everyone’s housing needs. These high-quality, professionally-managed homes will be an asset to the community and attract those who might not yet be ready to buy but want to benefit from everything our Villages have to offer.

“The development of PRS housing will also further diversify our revenue streams and provide additional visibility over future sales. We look forward to delivering these houses for PRS at Bertha Park and, in due course, at our other Village developments to increase housing choice and help set a new standard for the creation of successful, sustainable communities in Scotland.”

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