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Grainger – Clippers Quay


Clippers Quay was the largest Build to Rent scheme in England outside of London

We were initially tasked by Grainger plc with pre-letting the first block (150 units) of this development prior to build-completion, then the remainder of the units once Clippers Quay opened its doors.

Ascend’s marketing strategy was put into action, resulting in 50 units (33% of phase 1) being pre-let within 3 weeks. Since then, both phase 1 and phase 2 have been let, with the latter achieving an increase of 25% on rental return.


Units across all phases


of phase 1 units let in just 3 weeks


Increase in rental return

The Clippers Quay success led to us being appointed on projects, including the iconic Kings Mill Dock development in Liverpool, Tribe in Manchester, Indigo Blu in Leeds and multiple sites across the North.

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Ascend has used their extensive knowledge of the industry to successfully increase letting for a number of Grainger developments in recent months… We are delighted with Ascend’s quality of work, vast market knowledge and the support of its dedicated BTR team

Sam Brown – Lettings Manager (North) for PRS and BTR at Grainger plc

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