The UK’s largest listed provider of private rental homes, Grainger plc, has announced its first build-to-rent development in Derby (and the first of its kind in the city), The Condor, will be operational from July with viewings available from July.

Located on the former Debenhams site on Victoria Street, The Condor, named to celebrate one of the first engines built by Rolls Royce in 1918, Rolls-Royce Condor III, will provide 259 new build-to-rent apartments comprising a mix of stylish studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.

The Condor has been designed to celebrate Derby with interiors taking inspiration from the city’s engineering excellence, silk manufacturing, right through to The Derby Ram symbol.

Nods to the famed Rolls-Royce aircraft engine can be seen in the form of metal work, with dynamic shapes, mechanical features, and industrial accents throughout the development. Spiral forms also subtly nod to the iconic Derby Ram horns.

Within the resident’s lounge and co-working space, slate-grey and rich green soft furnishings with silk textures, create soft, inviting, and comfortable spaces, in addition to artwork which displays Derby’s famed mosaic street art.

The Condor offers a private dining room and kitchen area complete with cooking facilities, which residents can book to host dinner parties with friends and family, in addition to a 2,185sq ft roof terrace.

Complete with tree planting and greenery, the external rooftop provides residents with a space to celebrate the great outdoors – enjoy a picnic or read a book in the sunshine, whilst bringing nature into the heart of the development.

In addition, residents enjoy a gym, high speed broadband, dedicated onsite resident services team, secure car parking & bike store, and electric car charging points – all included within the rent.

Situated in the heart of the city centre, The Condor, provides an easy commute to Sheffield, Nottingham and Birmingham, and is within walking distance to Derby train station and popular Derbion shopping centre.

Helen Gordon, Chief Executive at Grainger said:

“The Condor is a great new addition to our build-to-rent portfolio, particularly with it being our first development in Derby.

“The Condor offers a new style of renting in the city, and we look forward to showcasing the benefits of professionally managed, Build to Rent homes as our residents settle into The Condor this summer.”

Also commenting Paul Morris, director of St James Securities, said:

“More than five years since we first visited this much neglected site, we are delighted to see The Condor become fully operational in the first phase of the landmark development.

“The Condor will allow hundreds of people to live in high-quality homes in the heart of the city and has revitalised an area which has been challenged for many years.

“Alongside the apartments and public square that will make up phase one of the scheme, there will be wider development, including an exciting new performance venue, which will be developed by St James Securities and owned by Derby City Council and run by the world’s leading venue management and services company, ASM Global.”

The Condor’s stylish apartments are complete with fantastic storage, modern integrated appliances & interiors and fibre optic WiFi – all included within the rent.

Monthly rent prices start from £875.

For more information please visit The Condor.