Sigma in Perth private rented plan with Springfield

Edinburgh and Manchester-based rented housing developer Sigma Capital Group announced its first PRS (private rented sector) development in Scotland near Perth with Springfield Properties plc as its strategic delivery partner.

Sigma said the site will be the first development of single family homes for the private rented sector in Scotland.

It also marks the launch of Sigma’s rental brand “Simple Life” in Scotland.

“The site will comprise 75 family rental homes with a combined estimated rental value of approximately £0.76m per annum,” said Sigma.

“It is part of a substantial, new standalone village development of around 3,000 homes already well underway by Springfield at Bertha Park, outside Perth on the Ruthvenfield Road.

“The gross development cost of Sigma’s site is £11.75m, including land acquisition, and as with Sigma’s other PRS developments, it is being delivered under a fixed-price ‘design and build’ contract. 

“Construction on the site is expected to commence in late March.

The new village development is designed with strong transport links and community amenities.

“This includes a newly-built secondary school, Bertha Park High School, which has opened recently.

“As the first Microsoft Flagship school in the UK and the first new secondary school to be established in Scotland for more than 15 years, it is expected to be a significant draw.”

Sigma Capital Group plc CEO Graham Barnet said: “We are delighted to be launching our first new-build rental homes in Scotland, with this development site at Bertha Park, as well as our Simple Life rental brand.

“Our strategic delivery partner, Springfield Properties, is an award-winning house builder and demand for its village developments is increasing.

“Bertha Park Village offers larger homes with gardens, ample green space, and community facilities, all within commuting distance of cities,  and we anticipate strong demand for our homes.

“There is a significant undersupply of quality rental homes in Scotland and we look forward to continuing to deploy additional resource in order to help meet this need.”

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