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Major Salford Build to Rent scheme launches virtual tours and viewings

Moorfield Group’s Duet scheme, one of the newest Build to Rent developments to join the MediaCityUK skyline, has developed an all areas fly-through video to highlight its facilities and offer virtual viewings for prospective residents during lockdown.

The video released by Duet showcases one of Greater Manchester’s biggest BTR schemes, a premium complex of 270 apartments which spans across two 15-storey buildings and is situated on the picturesque waterfront of Salford Quays.

To replace traditional property viewings for those looking to find new accommodation close to MediaCityUK, the development is releasing the video content and hosting virtual apartment viewings instead.


The fly-through content provides tenants with a virtual tour of the building and its facilities, including the reception area, communal spaces that are exclusive to residents, and the scheme’s one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

In line with the ethos of the BTR movement, the apartments together with the Duet service offering have been designed specifically to ‘provide renters with a better-quality private rental experience’. This includes a calendar of resident-only social events and pet-friendly accommodation – albeit the social events may now have to be virtual or conducted with social distancing in mind.

Residents typically enjoy facilities designed to deliver both convenience and a community feel, including – in the case of Duet - a free on-site gym and fitness centre, 24-hour concierge, communal podium garden with waterfront views, and a complimentary co-working space and residents’ lounge with a free coffee bar.

Dougie Orton-Wade, general manager at Duet Salford Quays, said: “In order to support our property offerings and continue helping prospective residents find a new apartment that caters to their specific needs, despite the challenges of the lockdown, we’ve launched a fly-through video tour of our award-winning development.”

He said the virtual viewings provide clear visuals of the space, layout and high-quality finish of the development, as well as the additional facilities that are exclusively available to Duet residents.

“It’s a great solution for anyone considering moving to MediaCityUK and becoming a part of Duet’s vivacious community, meaning those who are hoping to find their next home can conduct viewings and make plans without leaving their home,” he added.

The modern apartments are available as furnished or unfurnished, offering a variety of layouts with inbuilt appliances and the offer of premium furniture packages.

Duet was delivered by Moorfield managed funds, working closely with developer Glenbrook Property. It is professionally managed by specialist rental operator Allsop.

The scheme is Moorfield’s third ground-up BTR development following The Trilogy on Ellesmere Street, Manchester, which opened in April 2019 and is now fully occupied, and The Forge in Newcastle, which opened in September 2018.

You can view the video here.


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