Related Argent has agreed a £243m loan with ICG Real Estate for the delivery of a landmark Build-to-Rent (BtR) scheme in Tottenham Hale, London featuring 484 new rental homes. ICG Real Estate provided the construction loan as part of its Real Estate Debt strategy.
The new BtR homes represent the second and final phase of the 3.5-acre Heart of Hale regeneration project which is owned, developed and managed by Related Argent. The total development, which is in excess of £600 million1, comprises of 1,032 new homes, including market sale, on-site affordable and BtR housing across seven buildings. The residential accommodation is being delivered alongside new public spaces and squares, leisure and retail facilities. 417 homes across three buildings have already been delivered with first residents moving in from July 2022.
Phase two comprises 1 Ferry Island, a 12-storey residential tower with 108 homes, and 2 Ferry Island, featuring 376 homes across two towers rising to 38-storeys, both designed by architectural practice Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMN). The development is being constructed by Midgard. Final completion is anticipated for Q4 2026.
The new BtR apartment buildings, 1 and 2 Ferry Island, will have a range of shared premium lifestyle amenities including the Island Club, which offers a gym, residents’ lounge, cinema/screening room and games room, studios, co-working space, meeting rooms, kitchen garden and sky garden. Residents will also benefit from an abundance of outside living space provided by balconies and three communal residents’ roof terraces/gardens located across the two buildings.
Related Argent’s BtR portfolio draws on the established record of Related Companies, which has over 71,000 homes across the USA. Known for its outstanding customer service, Related Companies has decades of proven experience in the sector. Related Argent’s BtR offering is led by Tom Goodall, Managing Director of Related Argent, together with Michael Herrington, Director of Build-to-Rent Operations. Michael brings over 20 years’ of BtR and residential operations experience including Senior Vice President of Related Rentals where he has overseen the successful operations management of thousands of rental homes across New York City, Boston and Chicago.
The scheme, in partnership with Haringey Council, will also feature a major new pedestrianised civic space at the heart of the Tottenham Hale masterplan with Related Argent bringing together a rich programme of public art, events and activities creating a vibrant new destination for the local area. Retail and commercial spaces will also line the main square including shops, cafes, leisure and offices.
The Related Argent and Haringey Council partnership is also delivering 131 affordable homes in the Welbourne building together with a new NHS health centre for the local community. Phase one of the residential scheme also saw Tottenham Hale railway and underground stations receive a £30 million upgrade alongside a new Tottenham Hale Bus Station.
Tom Goodall, Managing Director of Related Argent said: “The last year has seen successful delivery across our residential portfolio with 635 homes completed including the imminent opening of Author King’s Cross, our first BtR offer at King’s Cross, and over 1,200 new homes currently under construction. The capitalisation and start of major construction at 1 and 2 Ferry Island are important milestones to complete the Heart of Hale development, creating a new community and a destination for Tottenham Hale. Heart of Hale is evolving into what we believe is one of the most vibrant and best connected places to live in North London.”
Jai Patel, Managing Director of ICG Real Estate said: “Living remains one of ICG Real Estate’s long held high conviction sectors for both our debt and equity strategies. This substantial development loan reflects our ambitions in this sector and enables the delivery of 484 much needed new homes in the U.K. capital, alongside new public realm, leisure and retail amenities for the local community. This project forms part of a wider regeneration project in this part of North London and underlines our commitment to funding high quality accommodation within visionary mixed-use developments. It also allows us to extend our relationship with Related Argent, demonstrating our appetite to provide both large & flexible financing solutions to best in class sponsors across the UK and Europe.”
Kevin Keegan, Managing Director of Midgard said: “We are delighted that Related Argent has entrusted us with constructing the final phase of the Heart of Hale scheme. These are buildings of exceptional architectural quality and we look forward to delivering this new London landmark.”
The new BtR offering at Heart of Hale forms the next phase delivery of Related Argent’s portfolio of over 3,000 rental homes alongside Brent Cross Town and King’s Cross. The first BtR development, Author King’s Cross, is now build complete with the first residents scheduled to move in from October 2023. Related Argent plans to expand its rental portfolio beyond the initial 3,000 homes within its large-scale regeneration projects and a range of smaller sites.
For more information on Related Argent, visit: www.argentllp.co.u
For Heart of Hale, visit: www.heartofhale.co.uk
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About Related Argent Limited:
In 2015, Argent and Related joined forces to create an unrivalled UK property business and urban regeneration specialist. The company brings together the expertise and track record of Argent – the developer behind some of Britain’s most successful mixed-use places, and Related – one of the most innovative and prolific real estate companies in the US. The combined experience delivering ground breaking projects such as King’s Cross in London, Hudson Yards and Deutsche Bank Center in New York, Brindleyplace in Birmingham, The Square in West Palm Beach, Florida and The Grand LA in Los Angeles is brought to bear on each of the projects.
Related Argent operates across a range of property sectors including residential, workspace, education, shopping, hospitality and leisure. Its work goes beyond bricks and mortar development. It also specialises in the services, facilities and experiences that are so important to urban life – art, culture, events, schools, skills & training programmes and renewable energy networks.
Related Argent is one of the UK’s leading developer-owner-operators and, since its inception eight years ago, has rapidly grown a £9Bn+, 12m sq ft mixed-use development pipeline. This includes major regeneration projects in London, at Brent Cross Town and Tottenham Hale, as well as a Build-to-Rent (BtR) scheme at King’s Cross, known as ‘Author King’s Cross’. It’s accessing global capital markets to deliver major new projects across the UK and is seeking to expand its BtR housing portfolio. On 1 May 2024, Argent will transfer all employees, projects and assets to Related Argent Limited.
Related Argent’s vision is to be a great city builder – for people, planet, and prosperity and its purpose is to improve urban life for all, everyday. This means developing for the longterm - astutely, sustainably and with a sense of social purpose.Related Argent is delivering the places, homes,workspace, public space, arts, culture, events and services thatour UK cities and town centresneed. www.argentllp.co.uk
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