Watkin Jones set for £500m-plus of deals as forward funding returns

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Watkin Jones is set for more than £500m of forward funding deals after failing to secure any during the first half of its financial year, it can be revealed.

The student accommodation and build-to-rent (BTR) group has sold its 819-bed student scheme in Bedminster, Bristol, for around £100m to KKR and hopes to complete further forward funding deals worth around £420m by the end of its financial year.

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