Planning granted for Wales’ first co-living scheme at Knox Court

Urban Centric are pleased to confirm that the proposed development of 203 co-living apartments at Knox Court in Cardiff has been granted planning permission, subject to Section 106 agreement.  The former home of Legal & General in Cardiff city centre will be extended and re-purposed into Wales’ first institutional grade co-living scheme. Designed for the […]

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Gramercy Tower, Crawshay Court

Gramercy Tower ‘tops out’

Urban Centric’s development at Gramercy Tower reached a milestone recently with construction reaching the 28th storey and officially ‘topping out.’.  At completion, Gramercy will be one of Cardiff’s tallest buildings and comprise 188 build-to-rent apartments and associated amenity and commercial space, breathing further life into the emerging South Central district of Cardiff city centre. In […]

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Boutique Student Living launches Boutique Exeter

We are delighted that Boutique Student Living’s latest purpose built student accommodation development, Boutique Exeter has completed on time for the 2023/24 Academic year.   The development is the second completed by Boutique Student Living, a sister company of Urban Centric, following the successful 80no bed student scheme at Boutique Swansea which opened in 2022.   […]

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Daniel Ellis joins Urban Centric as Director of Development

Urban Centric are delighted to confirm the appointment of Daniel Ellis as Director of Development.  Daniel joins the team after a successful period with Rhomco Consulting. He brings with him over a decade of experience of working primarily in the living sector, delivering large scale mixed-use schemes throughout the UK. He has an impressive track record, working with industry […]

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Aled Thomas joins Urban Centric

We are pleased to welcome Aled Thomas to the team as Asset Manager.  Aled brings over a decade of property experience to Urban Centric, having previously worked for our sister company and award-winning Cardiff residential developer, Portabella. He currently also works for another of our sister companies, Expedite, as Project Manager. Aled’s main responsibilities are […]

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Urban Centric purchases site at The Wharf, Cardiff

Urban Centric are pleased to announce we have purchased a c.0.3 acre site at The Wharf, Cardiff from Cadwyn Housing Association. The site has amazing water views over Bute East Dock and is underpinned by its proximity to both the city centre and Cardiff Bay. The location will continue to grow from strength to strength with the new South […]

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Sun Alliance House – Complete and Operational

The conversion on Sun Alliance House has completed on time and budget in time for the September 2022 student intake. Within only 2 months of opening the property is almost 100% let. The property is being operated by Boutique Student Living (our sister company) together with the help of CRM. The property now comprises 80no […]

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Gramercy Tower, Cardiff

Gramercy Tower sold to Catella APAM in a c.£37.5M deal

The Catella European Residential Fund III has acquired Gramercy Tower, a 188-residential unit BTR development in Cardiff for c. £37.5M (c. €45M) from developer Urban Centric. The asset was purchased for the Fund by UK-based partner Catella APAM and Berlin-headquartered Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM).  Gramercy Tower is due to be completed in Q2 2024 […]

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Zero Gas & Solar PV Facade!

Urban Centric’s latest PBSA in Swansea is aiming to provide 100% of its energy use carbon free by eliminating the use of fossils fuels when in operation and through the use of renewable energy suppliers. In additional to the roof being flooding with the most efficient solar panels available on the uk market we are […]

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Tom Larkin

Tom Larkin joins the team as Acquisitions Director

We are delighted to announce that Tom Larkin has joined us as Acquisitions Director. Tom is well known in the industry, having been an agent at Savills and Hoddell Stotesbury Morgan for the last 10 years; his extensive contact base and proactive approach will no doubt secure Urban Centric new opportunities and increase our already […]

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