Welcome to the 2021 investment overview!

January 9, 2021

Happy New Year! 

2021 is going to be a big year for Fabrik Invest, so we thought we would kick things off with an overview of some of the investments that we think will most appeal to investors looking to profit from property this year. As ever, we’re offering buy-to-let homes in a mix of both established locations and some more up-and-coming destinations. Read on to discover which is right for you!

“The Christmas and New Year break came as a welcome relief to many of us after the trials and tribulations of 2020. Now that 2021 is upon us, the Fabrik Invest team is excited to have a number of new investment opportunities to share. We’ll be revealing these over the coming weeks and months, as well as focusing on some key investments that are available right now.”

Dale Anderson, Managing Director, Fabrik Invest

Michigan Towers, Manchester

Manchester is likely to be at the top of a lot of investors’ lists this year, as the city has so much going for it. Home to the hugely successful MediaCityUK site, Salford Quays is the area to watch. The 200-acre site is the heart of Manchester’s creative industry and home to more than 250 media and creative firms, including the BBC and ITV. It is also a major centre of learning and innovation thanks to the presence of the University of Salford. 

The current expansion to MediaCityUK, which has a development value of over £1 billion, will see the addition of ten new buildings and comprehensive landscaping and public realm work. 

Michigan Towers is set to benefit from all of this and more. The stunning, contemporary apartments and townhouses come with an on-site gym and cinema, right at the heart of MediaCityUK.

On a wider scale, Manchester itself is currently enjoying the highest sales price forecast of any UK city, according to JLL, with rents expected to increase over the coming five years as well. 

It’s no coincidence that both Telegraph Money and Aldermore have named Manchester as the most attractive location for buy-to-let investors – the city has low private rental accommodation supply levels, while 31% of its population rents. 2021 will be a strong year for Manchester’s buy-to-let sector.

Bishopgate Gardens, Preston

Another key location in North West England to watch in 2021 is the city of Preston. A city since 2002, Preston has attracted major investment over the past two decades. Right now, the Preston City Deal is overseeing the investment of £434 million into local transport infrastructure and public realm projects. Major regeneration is also underway in the Harris Quarter, Stoneygate and Preston’s new urban park. 

Preston was flagged up by the 2016 Good Growth for Cities index as the best city in North West England in which to live and work. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength. With a £7.4 billion economy, the city is packed with financial services providers, with consultancies, insurance companies and law firms clustered in the centrally located Winckley Square.

The private rented sector, meanwhile, is growing rapidly. In 2001 it housed 10% of Preston’s population. That figure now stands at 22%. 
Set to benefit from the regeneration work taking place on its doorstep, Bishopgate Gardens is a luxury development of 130 apartments in Preston city centre. The one, two and three-bedroom homes come with exceptional communal spaces, while ground-floor retail units add neighbourhood appeal.

The Roscoe, Liverpool

Another well-established favourite with buy-to-let investors (and for plenty of good reasons), Liverpool is home to The Roscoe. This boutique collection of 82 beautifully presented one- and two-bedroom apartments is in the heart of Liverpool city centre, within walking distance of every amenity.

Liverpool is a hive of property investment activity. It held more places than any other UK city in the Totally Money UK Buy-to-Let Yield Map 2019/2020’s top 25 locations. The city’s central L1 postcode area topped the ranking, providing the best yields in the UK. 

With the £2 billion Upper Central regeneration scheme on its doorstep, The Roscoe is ideally located to deliver everything that investors look for. Upper Central will deliver a new, vibrant central zone with new shops, offices, galleries, bars, restaurants, gyms and university space, covering a total of 56 acres in this prized investment destination.

Icona, York

With completion due this month, Icona provides an excellent opportunity for quick returns. Located in the popular city of York, it delivers sophisticated rental apartments within sight of the famous York Minster. 

The Yorkshire and the Humber region is projected to outperform the UK average for house price rises over the coming five years. York itself is a major tourism destination, as well as a bustling city in which to live. As such, Icona’s 32 spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments, including three penthouses with private terraces, offer the flexibility to be rented out as holiday lets/Airbnb apartments, as well as longer-term residences.


If you’re ready to find out more and start 2021 on a positive note, why not get in touch with the Fabrik Invest team? You can call us on 020 8175 9891, email enquiries@fabrikpropertygroup.com or visit www.fabrikinvest.com.

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Wayne Venter

International Business Development Manager

Wayne has been in the property industry for over 17 years. He started out selling residential properties in the northern suburbs of Sandton, South Africa, for one of the bigger real estate brands, before moving to a boutique, Johannesburg-based property developer. He worked at a senior level, specialising in residential developments on the north coast of KZN and various other areas of Northern Johannesburg.

Wayne moved to selling luxury, free standing homes and apartments in Sandton, Johannesburg in 2006, having joined the Country’s leading real estate brand and within six months was leading the team. In 2008, he began to focus exclusively on the luxury apartments in central Sandton, priced from approximately R2 million to R60 million. Over the years, he has also added commercial property sales and rentals to his repertoire, as well as building his own investment property portfolio between 2011 and 2018.

By 2018, realising where the South African property market was headed, he sold out of his investment property portfolio to de-risk and went looking for a real estate company to buy into. South Africa’s property market was extremely volatile at that time, so Wayne took the initiative and moved to London to work in property in the UK.

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Edward Snell

Senior Property Consultant

I live in Spanish countryside with my wife and our 11 rescue dogs.

Originally from Bedford, I have two sons, two step children & 6 grandchildren.

I have a keen interest in property investment and over the years have built up a personal portfolio for the purposes of rental income and capital growth.

I have over 20 years’ experience in property investment, both in the UK & overseas.

My other interests include animal welfare, football, motorsports, travel and music

My personality is of an even temperament and I enjoy the cut and thrust of doing deals.
I am happy and successful in what I do & take great pleasure in providing my clients with successful outcomes.

I’m a good team player but work well as an individual.

Daniel Harburn

Property Sales Consultant

Daniel had a passion for property from a young age so he began his working life by undertaking a plumbing apprenticeship for a large well known UK developer to pursue a career in construction. After qualifying he soon realised that building relationships was a preferred skill of his due to his loyal and trusting nature.

From then on Daniel launched his career in sales where he worked his way to to a high performing sales person at a creative media company. Part of Daniels success in accumulating clients over the last 10 years is put down to his diligence in customer experience.

Daniel has a keen interest in golf and also in keeping himself fit which is essential as he and his fiancé have 4 year old twins, Jacob and Sofia who keep them both on their toes.

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