James Caan Backed POD Breaks New Ground With Inspired Homes Partnership

POD Management, the residential management company backed by former Dragons’ Den investor James Caan and entrepreneur Faisal Butt, has clinched a deal with property firm Inspired Homes.

The London-based firm is introducing its home management system to Fabrick, a scheme of 184 micro-apartments in Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester, via the deal.

POD aims to provide residents with round-the-clock support, local community engagement and an online neighbours’ forum via its myPod platform.

Fabrick’s living space is optimised with a hallway-free design to put homes within reach of first-time buyers.

The development will also feature shared social spaces, including a reception area created by POD, a rooftop terrace and a club lounge designed to serve as a co-working area in the day and a venue for music or events at night, Bdaily said.

“Manchester has become a hotspot for UK and overseas investment,” said Pod Management’s founder and CEO David Goldberg. “This, combined with its rich cultural heritage makes the city a key target for us too, as we grow the business. With a desire to create enviable homes, Inspired Homes is a developer with a similar mindset to our own, making Fabrick a perfect vehicle to launch POD in Manchester.”

Martin Skinner, founder and chief executive of Inspired Homes, added: “We look forward to working with POD and were excited by their proposal, which we thought would provide the best experience for our residents. Like POD, Fabrick is our first development in Greater Manchester so we want to make a good impression and raise our brand profile for future schemes in the region.”