Why the cool kids of property are falling in love with Middlewood Locks regeneration…

Why the cool kids of property are falling in love with Middlewood Locks regeneration…

Manchester never fails to impress, from sport and theatre to entertainment and property. Demand for the rainy city is seeing property value increasing by 29.22%, thanks to the rise in people heading to Manchester for the growing job prospects. The regeneration plans have completely reinvented the city, with new neighbourhoods evolving to meet the growing

Why the cool kids of property are falling in love with Middlewood Locks regeneration…

Manchester never fails to impress, from sport and theatre to entertainment and property. Demand for the rainy city is seeing property value increasing by 29.22%, thanks to the rise in people heading to Manchester for the growing job prospects. The regeneration plans have completely reinvented the city, with new neighbourhoods evolving to meet the growing demand. Middlewood Locks, an exciting new neighbourhood by Salford Central railway station is the biggest scheme of regeneration in the Manchester area.

Community

Cleverly located by the waterside, Middlewood Locks offers the serenity of suburbia with the excitement of city life, an innovative place of business and a new location for shops, hotels, restaurants and bars, public open spaces, only ten minutes away from Spinningfields. More than just a neighbourhood, the £1 billion regeneration, Manchester’s most vibrant, and soon to be the favoured place to live among young professionals and growing families, is a lifestyle compiling of amenities including a gym, bar, nursery and medical centre.

Green Space

In the clean and open spaces featuring nature trails and cycle paths, Middlewood Locks offers relaxing greenery by the beautiful canal. Complemented by the beautiful trees, the park life will be a welcome calmness from the hustle and bustle of city life, operating at a slower pace.

Transport

The attractive 24.5acre site offers the gift of transportation with Manchester City Centre within walking distance and main transportation links only a mile away. The local area offers a host of developments coming from source including The Greengate Generation to revive 13 hectares in order to reconnect the historic centre of Salford with Manchester’s modern vibrancy. Additionally, Irwell River Park is creating an international waterfront destination providing a range of environmental improvements for sustainable transportation in addition to commercial and residential development.

A place to call home.

A place to live, work and relax, Middlewood Locks, plays host to Middlewood Plaza, an impressive development featuring split-height blocks of six and nine storeys, with a total of 125 homes across the site.

 

  • Smart technology included as standard, for a future-proofed development
  • An appealing mix of apartments, townhouses and duplexes
  • High-quality kitchens and bathrooms included as standard
  • Secure underground parking
  • Dedicated cycle bays
  • Fully wheelchair accessible apartments
  • All apartments serviced by fully maintained lifts
  • Whole-house ventilation and sprinkler system protection
  • Private roof terrace access for all residents

 

As an investment, Middlewood Locks is showcasing the future of property: a combination of the quietness of suburbia and the cosmopolitan of the city. Middlewood Locks is the answer for the accommodation needs of the Manchester urban professional. Mixing luxury living spaces with close-knit amenities means the demand for tenancy will be high upon completion.

For more information about Middlewood Plaza, please call (0)20 8445 6542 or email info@tarquinjones.com

 

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Neighbourhood Watch: Northern Quarter, Manchester

Neighbourhood Watch: Northern Quarter, Manchester

Northern Quarter Sandwiched between Piccadilly and the Ancoats, the Northern Quarter retains a unique character and charm. Located around the revamped High Street and the ‘original Northern Quarter’ on Oldham Street, it’s next to both the Arndale Centre and Piccadilly Gardens, and now stretches up to Piccadilly Basin, next to the station, taking its name from the M4

Neighbourhood Watch: Northern Quarter, Manchester

Northern Quarter

Sandwiched between Piccadilly and the Ancoats, the Northern Quarter retains a unique character and charm. Located around the revamped High Street and the ‘original Northern Quarter’ on Oldham Street, it’s next to both the Arndale Centre and Piccadilly Gardens, and now stretches up to Piccadilly Basin, next to the station, taking its name from the M4 postcode, in which it sits.

Retail

 

Affleck’s Palace

The heart of Manchester’s urban creative scene, Northern Quarter is home to countless independent fashion stores, record shops, cafes. Bars and restaurants and the world-famous Affleck’s Palace, providing affordable outlets for independent designers and traders across four floors.

 

Retro Rehab

Home to Manchester’s independent shopping scene, the Northern Quarter’s top retail attractions include Retro Rehab, a vintage clothing boutique, offering unique vintage and hand-tailored clothing and accessories while the Manchester Craft & Design Centre, housed in the beautifully restored former Victorian Fish and Poultry Market, is home to an array of artist-run studios offering the best in local design, jewellery, bags and accessories.

Cuisine

 

Cafe Pop

More than a quirky shopping utopia, the Northern Quarter’s eateries are a big success with Café Pop and Oklahoma among the hotspot eateries. Among the variety of cuisine available in the Northern Quarter, Cottonpolis pays homage to Manchester’s industrial past. Hidden behind Piccadilly, the venue offers an exclusive experience boasting unique cocktails, delicious bites and some of the best DJ’s on Manchester’s music scene. Their Japanese inspired menu is served daily from 12-10pm with the bar staying open till 12am Monday-Wednesday and till 2am Friday and Saturday.

 

Cane & Grain

Alternatively, a celebration of American food, Cane and Grain offer three floors of rum, ribs and beef. Their first floor Rib Joint is perfect for a lunchtime beer with a stack of short ribs, while the Science & Industry area is ideal for a sophisticated cocktail.

Nightlife

 

Dive NQ

The Northern Quarter has established itself as the most popular place to go for a night in Manchester, with some of the city’s best independent bars and traditional pubs to be found here. The Northern Quarter also has a high proportion of live music venues with the long-standing Band On The Wall, Night & Day Cafe, Dry Bar and Matt & Phreds Jazz Bar all enjoying a great resurgence.

NQ offers everything from live DJ’s and entertainment to bites, beats and liquor with the stars of the show being the giant sharing cocktail buckets.

 

The Bay Horse Tavern

Alternatively, The Bay Horse Tavern is a Victorian pub with a modern twist. Positioned in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, The Bay Horse is a laid-back pub with charm acting as a home away from home, with a vast range of gins, craft beers and other libations.

Final Note

Northern Quarter stands as a hotspot for Manchester’s economy. The large numbers of students and young professionals make the neighbourhood a fantastic opportunity for hotel, residential, student and commercial property.

Ready to see Manchester properties? Email us at info@tarquinjones.com for more details.

 

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Neighbourhood Watch: Deansgate, Manchester  

Neighbourhood Watch: Deansgate, Manchester  

Deansgate, Manchester The epicentre for Manchester’s creativity, Deansgate combines a rich history of culture dating back as far as the Roman Empire. Home to the towering Hilton Hotel, the stunning John Rylands Library and Deansgate Locks, Deansgate is a hotspot for Manchester’s nightlife. Transport Boasting its own train station by Deansgate Locks, the trendy neighbourhood

Neighbourhood Watch: Deansgate, Manchester  

Deansgate, Manchester

The epicentre for Manchester’s creativity, Deansgate combines a rich history of culture dating back as far as the Roman Empire. Home to the towering Hilton Hotel, the stunning John Rylands Library and Deansgate Locks, Deansgate is a hotspot for Manchester’s nightlife.

Transport

Deansgate Railway Station

Boasting its own train station by Deansgate Locks, the trendy neighbourhood is well connected to Manchester’s city centre. In addition, the tram system is on hand to commute conveniently around the city.

Nightlife

Living Room

Home to some of Manchester’s trendiest bars, Deansgate has a thriving night scene. From the original Living Room and La Tasca, Deansgate has an array of cocktail bars, traditional pubs, wine lounges, TIKI dives and rock clubs.

Cuisine

The Botanist

A popular area for young professionals, Deansgate has an array of restaurants, cafes and bars to appease the local community and tourists. Among the fantastic offerings of eateries, The Botanist is revered for its eclectic gluten-free friendly menu and Australasia’s exotic atmosphere.

Retail

The Great Northern, Manchester

A short walk from Oxford Road, shopping is a highlight for many a Mancunian. A popular shopping hotspot in Deansgate is Shopping Complex, The Great Northern. Built by Great Northern Railway between 1896-1899, it is 267 ft long, 217 ft wide, 75 ft and 5 storeys high. Encompassing restaurants, entertainment, gyms and shopping, The Great Northern is a powerhouse in Manchester’s booming economy.

Final Note

Deansgate stands as a hotspot for Manchester’s economy. The large numbers of students and young professionals make the neighbourhood a fantastic opportunity for hotel, residential, student and commercial property.

Ready to see Manchester properties? Email us at info@tarquinjones.com for more details.

 

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Neighbourhood Watch: Ancoats, Manchester

Neighbourhood Watch: Ancoats, Manchester

Ancoats Property Investment Ancoats was once at the very centre of a revolution which really put Manchester on the map. In the 19th Century, Manchester was a powerhouse of textile manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution and earned Manchester its nickname ‘cottonopolis’.  But come the 1990s, the cotton mills had closed and it was more of an

Neighbourhood Watch: Ancoats, Manchester

Ancoats Property Investment

Ancoats was once at the very centre of a revolution which really put Manchester on the map. In the 19th Century, Manchester was a powerhouse of textile manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution and earned Manchester its nickname ‘cottonopolis’.  But come the 1990s, the cotton mills had closed and it was more of an industrial wasteland, with 80% of business space left vacant.

Nowadays, the area has experienced extensive regeneration but you can still find street signs still named after the notorious ‘scuttlers’ who once fought here. For example, Bengal Street is named after the Bengal Tigers, and Angel Meadow for the Angels.

Transport

 

In addition to being walking distance to central Manchester, Ancoats is well connected to Greater Manchester. The New Islington Tram, which is pretty central in the area, can take you up into the north towards Prestwich, Ashton, Ramsbottom and Bury, and south to equally desirable places like Chorlton and Didsbury. Manchester Piccadilly Train Station is also pretty close if you wanted to get to London or anywhere else in the country. If you have a car, you will leave just outside the Manchester Ring Road and so you can get out to wherever you want to be with ease.

Culture

 

 

Steeped in history, Ancoats is a beacon culture. From the iconic Halle St. Peter’s, home to one of Manchester’s best-regarded symphony orchestras, and also doubles as an event space and community hub and The Peeps, a series of brass eyepieces built into the walls of the buildings around Ancoats that give you a glimpse into the past, Ancoats past is vividly alive.

In contrast, Hope Mill Theatre, inspired by the highly regarded West end theatres dominating London’s theatre scene, is one of the most successful and reputable independent venues in England.

Embracing the family atmosphere of Manchester, the Islington Marina is a hidden waterside oasis providing a calming retreat away from the bustling city centre.

Cuisine

 

From street food heavens at Mayfield Depot to Ancoat favourite Rudy’s Pizzeria, Ancoats independent food scene is thriving among the hipster community.

Earning Manchester’s first Michelin star in over 40 years, Mana is the highlight of Ancoat.  It was opened by ex-Noma chef Simon Martin last year and has consistently wowed foodies  with elaborate fermented creations and, as The Times critic Marina O’Loughlin put it, all-round “backstage cleverness.”

 

Retail

 

Embracing the diversity of Manchester, Ancoats’ return offering offers everything from Wing Kip, Manchester’s largest Oriental supermarket to Ancoats General Store. So much more than your standard neighbourhood corner shop, AGS has it all: a post office, all the local products you could want, coffee making equipment, plants, cards, and ever a little bar with tables, magazines, and games.

Nightlife

 

When it comes to nightlife, residents are spoilt for choice. Cask, with hand-pulled casks, draught beers and brightly coloured cans is the perfect Saturday afternoon, Seven Brothers, a brewery filled with plush leather seating is a great option for a light lunch.

On the other side of the spectrum, The Jane Eyre specialises in fine cocktails and Second City, one of Cutting Room square’s longest residents, offers a selection of beers, cocktails and mixers plus an American-inspired food menu in front of the huge screens showing sport.

Regeneration

 

An extension of the Northern Quarter and the neighbouring Ancoats Urban Village, the New Islington regeneration scheme by Urban Splash is transforming the area and effectively seeing a rise of property price by 1.29% and led to neighbouring areas value fall by 3%.

 

          

 

 

 

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