Oblix Living instructs Centrick for second BTR development launch

Property specialist Centrick has been appointed to launch and operate an exciting new multi-million-pound build-to-rent (BTR) development in Leicester. 

Centrick will provide its market leading BTR services, through its VICI platform, on behalf of developer and investor Oblix Living for its latest development.

The Saxons is Leicester’s most exciting and desirable new development, ideally located for residents looking for a stylish and peaceful escape just moments away from the vibrant city core.

Comprising 100 spacious one and two-bedroom homes, The Saxons apartments are flooded with light from large, wrap-around windows which give the interiors an airy and relaxing feel. Although the development is in one of the most central locations in the city, each home has been intelligently designed to offer privacy and a level of poise and sophistication that feels removed from the hustle and bustle outside.

With the city’s largest shopping centre located just across the road, those living at The Saxons can not only enjoy all of the state-of-the-art on-site facilities, but also have easy access to a range of dining, entertainment, and retail options right on their doorstep. It has a residents’ gym and separate yoga lounge, a co-working hub and residents’ lounge as well as private parking with EV chargers also available. Residents will also have exclusive access to the courtyard gardens, bringing a sense of alfresco lifestyle to the development. 

VICI is Centrick’s platform aimed at supporting the rapidly growing build-to-rent (BTR) sector. It is the only truly end-to-end BTR solution for property developers and funds and is designed to simplify, support, and streamline BTR operations.

Centrick founder James Ackrill said:

“It is enormously exciting to be working alongside Oblix Living once again, watching The Saxons coming to life, and we are very pleased to be launching this scheme. Working with Oblix Living is always a pleasure. It is great to see their BTR vision come to fruition and to be able to share in the success of launching a high-quality scheme which focuses on the residents and addresses their needs in so many ways.”

Centrick BTR director Clare Johnson said:

“The Saxons is a fabulous boutique scheme, and we are looking forward to working alongside Oblix Living to deliver outstanding consulting, pre-launch, branding and of course operational BTR services which we have continued to grow over many years of experience and expertise in this key growth sector. With community-led technology and a dedicated residents’ experience team, we will work hand-in-hand with residents to create a thriving, sustainable community.”

Oblix Living is a specialist developer, investor, and operator of residential rental assets in strategically selected locations across the UK. It develops mid-sized schemes in urban areas where there is demand for well serviced, custom built rental accommodation.

The Saxons is specially designed to cater to Leicester’s growing professional population, with state-of-the-art amenities, a skilled, friendly, and welcoming on-site team and contemporary apartments and excellent access to all that the city has to offer.

Rishi Patel, CEO of Oblix Living, said: “At Oblix Living we’ve always focused on service, design, and amenities in key locations to provide design-led, well specified apartments that residents are proud to call home. I’m delighted to be launching The Saxons, which is our second Build to Rent development and our first in Leicester, and excited for residents to enjoy not just the convenience and opportunity of the city, but the living spaces and exceptional communal spaces within the development.”

About Centrick

Centrick’s vision is simple, “To make customers’ lives better everyday, the Centrick way” and for almost 20 years Centrick has nurtured, driven and grown its team by delivering industry leading service. Centrick prides itself on being a company of knowledgeable industry experts with a trusted, joined-up approach to all aspects of residential property. Innovation is at the heart of everything it does, helping it to adapt to the ever-changing market. This is all underpinned with a strong ethical code of trust and family values, where the team works as one to deliver exceptional service. National residential property experts, Centrick is forward-thinking and agile; always looking for new ways to work flexibly to meet the needs of its clients, using its strength and depth, across the property sector. By investing in talent, leading the way on industry practices, developing its technology and systems, it delivers outstanding service to clients. Providing services across the UK, with offices in Birmingham, London, Manchester, Sheffield, Gerrards Cross and Fareham Centrick’s services include:

– Build to Rent – BTR, Student & SFH

– Building & Estate Management

– PRS Portfolio Asset Management

– Property Asset Management

– Valuation

– Professional Services