With a focus on delivering for our customers since 1791, Watkin Jones Group (WJG) is the UK’s leading developer and manager of residential for rent homes.
By spearheading this emerging sector, we are creating the future of living for a diverse and growing group of people who want flexibility, convenience and a strong sense of community alongside the best location and value. Our purpose-built Build to Rent (BtR), co-living and student homes are designed and built sustainably, and welcome people from all backgrounds to enjoy a great way of life, generating a positive impact for wider communities. Beyond residential for rent, our successful and well-established home-building division has an increasing focus on the delivery of affordable housing products.
With increasing pressure on many areas to quickly create new housing, we have an excellent track record of delivering homes fast without compromising on quality. Over 95% of our developments are on site within six months of the grant of planning permission and our in-house construction capacity means we can rapidly boost local housing supply. Over the last 25 years we have delivered over 43,000 student beds across 130 sites, with a pipeline of over 12,300 BtR, student or Co-Living homes currently.
Today, we are successfully working across every part of the UK. We closely engage with local authorities, our neighbours, and a wide range of relevant stakeholders to focus on investing in central brownfield sites that make the best use of land, and create high quality, appropriately designed places. Our end-to-end delivery model means that when we acquire, design and build places, we often stay to manage them as a valuable long-term member of the community.
Fresh is our multi-award-winning operator and manager of residential for rent schemes and works on behalf of a wide range of clients, managing over 20,000 rental homes and student bed spaces at over 60 sites across the UK and Ireland. Fresh achieves 95% customer satisfaction and cares for its residents with a range of wellbeing and community building activities. Fresh is acutely aware of the requirements of student management and undertakes effective and adaptive student management, based on its own experience and the requirements of Accreditation Network UK (ANUK), of which it is a member. Their Code of Standards set out a number of management principles that must be adopted and undertaken to provide ‘assured’ accommodation status.