Winners of our Best BTR Image – Get Living

The UKAA ran a competition looking for the ‘Best BTR Image’ to feature in this years’ UKAA Annual Conference A Life in a Day: Build To Rent from Idea to Stabilisation. 

Many thanks to all our members who sent in spectacular BTR images, it was sincerely inspirational to see what our members are accomplishing out there!

We are delighted to name Get Living as our winners with an image photographed by a Get Living resident, Frank Da Silva of Victory Plaza, East Village.


We were pleasantly surprised to learn the project was documented and photographed by a resident:

“Since I moved to East Village with my partner five years ago, our lifestyle has changed dramatically. We use the Olympic Park’s facilities on a regular basis, we joined a local running club and we are always engaging more in community activities. As an urban landscape photographer and architecture enthusiast, the transformation of the area and the Olympic legacy always fascinated me and being in here inspired me to capture all the latest developments in East Village and the new and exciting neighbourhoods that are emerging in the area.”
Frank Da Silva, Photographer |

Get Living are transforming landscapes with great BTR initiatives and an award-winning residential owner:

We’re delighted to have won the photography competition with images of Victory Plaza, our first 500 new homes in East Village since the 2012 Games, captured by one of our very first residents.  


“Designed with the resident experience in mind and built using innovative construction methods, Victory Plaza represents everything we know makes for great city living and marks a major milestone for East Village, which over the last five years has been hailed as the standard bearer for the build-to-rent sector. It was the first neighbourhood of its kind in the UK and we’ve shown that it can work. We’ve learnt a lot along the way, primarily shifting the focus in the private rental sector to a customer experience that is rewarding and hassle-free, so our residents have greater opportunity to live life in the city to full potential.”


“This year Get Living will reach 8,000-homes in operation or development across five major city neighbourhoods. The wider build-to-rent sector is also gaining momentum and together we are delivering much needed homes across the UK. In recognition of the sector’s successes the government is showing more support for quality, well-managed rental homes in the housing mix, with sector-led initiatives reflected in the Tenants Fee Bill. Our new homes at Victory Plaza, together with our new neighbourhood of 300 homes in Manchester, now mean there are more than 30,000 build to rent homes completed across the UK.”

Neil Young, CEO, Get Living

We always love to see images of BTR projects our members are working on. Please feel free to send them to us at [email protected].