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Castle Trust agrees £13.2m development loan for BTR scheme

Specialist property lender Castle Trust Bank has agreed a £13.2m development loan with Laner Ltd, for a commercial and residential build-to-rent (BTR) scheme in Dagenham.


The OXLO project, being developed by Barking Dog Developments Ltd, will provide ground floor commercial space, plus residential apartments for private rent.

The project requires the demolition of an existing warehouse and the redevelopment of the site to provide 63 residential units, including studio flats, one and two-bedroom flats, and one-bedroom maisonettes.

The project will also provide over 350 square metres of mixed commercial space, together with associated car parking spaces and communal areas.

Simon Whitfield, head of development finance at Castle Trust Bank, said: “We’re delighted to be providing funding for this exciting project in Dagenham.

“The development is ideally situated, and there will be high demand for the units once they become available to rent.

“We’ve provided finance for projects undertaken by Barking Dog Developments before, and continue to be impressed by their experience, professionalism and expertise.”

Kirk Pickering of Barking Dog Developments Ltd added: “We are delighted to have concluded development funding with Castle Trust Bank for the OXLO Project, an innovative 60+ unit PRS scheme in east London.

“They supported the delivery team and understood the product, which is a continuation from a previous project also funded by Castle Trust Bank.”

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