Catella buys build-to-rent development in Cardiff for £37.5m

Catella buys build-to-rent development in Cardiff for £37.5m
Gramercy Tower in Cardiff Image: Catella

The Catella European Residential Fund III, through UK-based partner Catella APAM and Catella Residential Investment Management, has purchased Gramercy Tower, a 188-residential unit build-to-rent (BTR) development in Cardiff for c. £37.5M (c. €45M) from developer Urban Centric.

Gramercy Tower is due to be completed in Q2 2024 and will offer 120 one-bed, 66 two-bed, and two three-bed apartments.

Gramercy Tower is located at the heart of the Cardiff Central Enterprise Zone, adjacent to the Central Quay development and Cardiff Central Railway Station.

Hugh McAleer, for Catella APAM, said: “We are pleased to be working with Urban Centric to bring forward Gramercy Tower on behalf of the CER III Fund to deliver 188 new, high-quality, purpose-built rental homes in Cardiff. Gramercy Tower is an excellent addition to the Fund’s growing UK residential portfolio and demonstrates its continued ambition to invest in the UK residential market. The asset will be developed by placing ESG at the forefront of its design, delivering a sustainable development in line with the Fund’s environmental and social impact investment strategy.”

Xavier Jongen, Managing Director for Catella Residential IM, added: “In partnership with Catella APAM, the CER III Fund is pursuing a longer-term strategy of investing in high-quality, purpose-built and well-located residential assets across the UK. The Fund strategy will be to continue to invest this capital in the UK build-to-rent market targeting purpose built, high-quality residential accommodation with strong ESG credentials in line with our impact investing objectives.”