WHO WE ARE

We are on a mission to continue to develop inspiring places to live.

With over twenty years in the business, our experience and industry knowledge has led to the creation of vibrant local communities within mixed use developments throughout major cities in the UK. We believe in supplying high quality modern living for people looking to rent a contemporary and convenient home set in the heart of city life.

Our team of innovative architects design units based on thorough research to produce developments that epitomise the best city living experiences in each hand picked location. This makes every project represent a specific vision with intentional architecture befitting of the location and lifestyle enhancing the space surrounding it. Whether we decide to add a rooftop garden to make the most of cityscape views, or include a variety of communal spaces to encourage neighbourly interaction such as cinema rooms, kitchenettes or a comfortable living space on the ground floor – everything a tenant could desire and need is within easy reach.

WHAT WE DO

We know what it takes to create something special.

Our impressive apartment complexes reside in prime city centre locations and have been built to support the modern day lifestyle. Each development houses a range of studio, one, two, or three bedroom apartment options that pay attention to every fine detail, and our tenancies are structured to support long-term lets where tenants can feel secure in their commitment whether they sign for six months, three years or a lifetime.

Immediate access to amenities such as food stores, gyms and workplaces allow for convenient city living to ensure that tenants can make the most of what city life has to offer whilst we take care of the rest. Many developments include onsite concierge teams and rapid response maintenance staff to monitor the building and quickly fix any issues. Developments have been fitted with smart technology to control secure door access, as well as heating and lighting.

It has also been important to us to include private social spaces for tenants in each development to nurture interpersonal connections, including residents lounges, gyms, study rooms and private cinemas.

Urban Centric are actively seeking projects in all major cities throughout the UK including Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Plymouth and Exeter on an independent or joint venture basis, and welcome conversations with councils, public bodies and land owners regarding new development opportunities.

THE TEAM

Andrew Woods

Andrew Woods

Managing Director

Andrew Woods
Andrew Woods

Managing Director

Andrew is the MD of Urban Centric and is responsible for the overall operation of the company. With a technical background as a Chartered Surveyor and Project Manager, Andrew is absolutely focused on project delivery.

Previous to the launch of Urban Centric, Andrew worked extensively in the PBSA sector delivering numerous projects for Institutional Investors, REITS’s & high net worth individuals.

Andrew is also the Founder and CEO of Expedite Group, a SME consultancy firm with 40 employees. For 16 years Andrew has gained significant experience in funder due diligence and advises over a dozen senior debt providers.

David Loosemore

David Loosemore

Chairman

David Loosemore
David Loosemore

Chairman

Dave has over 20 years’ experience in the property sector.  With a background in Accountancy (please don’t hold that against him) and professional sport, Dave is also the founder and Managing Director of Portabella, which he founded in 2020.

He co-founded Urban Centric in 2017 and in his role as Chairman, he advises, cajoles and helps set out the strategic direction of the business

Tom Larkin

Tom Larkin

Acquisitions Director

Tom Larkin
Tom Larkin

Acquisitions Director

Tom is the most recent addition to the Urban Centric team, having started life as a Development and Investment agent for Savills and Hoddell Stotesbury Morgan. Life as an agent has given Tom great insight into the institutional market, working with some of the industry’s biggest names including Aberdeen Standard, BlackRock, BP, L&G and NFUM.

Away from the office, Tom is a big foodie and claims to cook the best Gnocchi Beef Ragu in Wales and Wandsworth.  He is also a keen golfer and can often be found on the weekend at his home club Royal Mid Surrey.

Liliana Aust

Liliana Aust

Head of Finance

Liliana Aust
Liliana Aust

Head of Finance

Liliana has over 2o’ years experience in the construction industry and has progressed from technical design to Head of Finance.

Together with Andrew, she manages several consultancy companies and three global property companies.