Dolphin Living’s Gorleston Street development completes

Dolphin Living’s Gorleston Street development completes

Our latest development of 29 apartments, 14 of which are intermediate rental, completed at the end of July 2017. This is our first development in Hammersmith & Fulham and we are looking forward to welcoming our new tenants in August and September.  View photos of the development below and contact applications@dolphinliving.com if you have any queries about renting at any of our properties Bedroom Living room Kitchen living Kitchen Open plan Gorleston...
Dolphin Living makes acquisition of 68 new homes as part of 333 Kingsland Road re-development

Dolphin Living makes acquisition of 68 new homes as part of 333 Kingsland Road re-development

Today we have announced the purchase of 68 residential units at 333 Kingsland Road from Downham Road Ltd., a joint venture between Thornsett and the Benyon Estate.  The announcement follows the recent issuing of planning permission by the London Borough of Hackney, following endorsement by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to re-develop the former Kingsland Fire Station to provide a mixed use development. The site was previously owned by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) who decided to sell the site as surplus to operational requirements.  The wider development, contained within a scheme of 12 storeys across the 0.2123 hectare site, comprises 68 new homes in a range of 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments above a new free school, and a 298m2 commercial unit. In line with our charitable objectives we have decided to voluntarily make available half of the 68 homes as intermediate rental homes for working Londoners on modest salaries.  This acquisition strengthens our offering of affordable rental homes for working Londoners within the Borough of Hackney, and further demonstrates our commitment to deliver 1,000 homes by 2020. Each intermediate rental home will be targeted to working Londoners on low to middle incomes who are finding it increasingly difficult to find a quality homes close to their workplace.  Olivia Harris, Chief Executive, comments: I am pleased to confirm Dolphin Living’s acquisition of the proposed 68 new homes as part of the re-development of the former Kingsland fire station to provide more homes within Hackney for working Londoners. Our commitment and charitable objectives are to provide affordable rental homes to working Londoners who are becoming increasingly...
Dolphin Living raises £24.7 million through Retail Charity Bond issue

Dolphin Living raises £24.7 million through Retail Charity Bond issue

Dolphin Living has raised £24.7m through the offer of a retail charity bond, the proceeds of which will be used to invest in the growth of its London portfolio, including the existing pipeline of 196 homes under development. The bond offered a fixed interest payment of 4.25% per annum until 6 July 2026, payable twice yearly. Launched on the 21 June, the offer closed within 24 hours, reflecting the strength of demand from investors for individuals and organisations who create social benefit. The bond was launched by Retail Charity Bonds, a special purpose issuing vehicle created and managed by Allia, a charity that supports impact entrepreneurs and ventures. Olivia Harris, Chief Executive, comments: “Closing this bond within 24 hours of launch, having raised our target amount, is a strong endorsement of the Dolphin business and vision and will further support our strategic target of providing 1,000 affordable rental homes in the capital by 2020. London is a truly global city with an enviably eclectic and diverse key worker population and we are committed to providing a portion of these individuals with the opportunity to live within reasonable distance of their work...
Dolphin is Highly Commended at the RESI Awards 2017

Dolphin is Highly Commended at the RESI Awards 2017

Last week Dolphin Living attended the RESI Awards 2017 at Grosvenor House, and we were delighted to be highly commended in the Landlord of the Year (Registered Social) category. Our greatest achievements in 2016 were the introduction of a new personalised rents policy on the New Era Estate in Hackney, and the introduction of an innovative new homeownership product in partnership with Westminster City Council, the Westminster Home Ownership Accelerator. Both of these initiatives have been delivered in a highly challenging environment over the last 12 months, both with changing policy context set by central government and the Mayor of London, as well as Brexit and the ever increasing shortage of sites that can be delivered without significant grant funding. Therefore we are very proud to have been recognised by the RESI Awards.  ...