Build to Rent in Scotland: Pipeline leaps to more than 7,000 homes

We are delighted to share our latest detailed Build to Rent Briefing with you on a rapidly emerging new residential market sector in which Rettie & Co. are playing an active part.

This Briefing has been put together by our Research Team, the largest of its kind in Scotland, which has been working with a number of developers, investors and government bodies in recent years to help get this new sector established.


  • The number of Build to Rent (BTR) homes built or in the pipeline in Scotland has now increased to over 7,200.
  • The bulk of this supply is in Glasgow (nearly 4,000 homes), with around 2,000 in Edinburgh and just over 1,000 in Aberdeen.
  • As well as providing much needed new homes, the sector is producing a significant economic impact, with the value of construction contracts in Glasgow alone around £0.5bn.
  • There is capacity for more growth, with BTR supply less than 2% of total private rented sector households in Scotland, compared with 3% in the wider UK and close to 9% in London.


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About Andrew Meehan

Andrew re-joined the Rettie & Co. Research Team at the start of 2015 having originally worked for the company from 2005 to 2010. Andrew has an MA (Hons) from Edinburgh University and an MSc in...

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