2021 Top 10 Developments in Manchester City Centre

Manchester City Centre is one of the invested in cities in Europe. Within The UK, Manchester is only behind London in foreign investment into the UK.


The reason for such investment is due to mass migration to the Northern Capital. Not only residential relocation but commercial relocation, pumping new jobs into the area, new infrastructure and new opportunities.


Based on the above we thought it would be a great idea to assist some newcomers to the city by running down our top 10 residential developments in Manchester City Centre.


1, Deansgate Square


A group of 4 high rise high luxury tower blocks, located at the south end of Deansgate minutes’ walk from Deansgate train station and the tram stop.


The quality of this development is 2nd to none, there seems to be no expense spared which is quite unusual in today’s world, most new blocks are penny pinchers – not the case here! Included with the development is a Swimming pool, tennis court, gymnasium, residents lounge and relaxation areas.


All apartments benefit from spectacular floor to ceiling windows and if you can bag a higher floor (up to 64 stories) the views are spectacular. There is still some areas of the development that is due for completion in 2021.


Approximate rent in 2021 – 1 Bed £1000pcm+ and 2 Bed £1400pcm+


2, Greengate



Less than 5 minutes’ walk to Victoria Train Station and 10 minutes to Manchester Arndale; this modern development is in a prime location for reaching university buildings, hospitals and Manchester's business districts.


Greengate offer an amazing standard of city living, on-site facilities including residents lounge with free WiFi access, on-site gymnasium, laundry and dry cleaning services, and much more.


The Apartments are finished to a high standard and are well maintained, the whole building is a private rented schemed managed onsite, making it a tightly run ship.


Approximate rent in 2021 – 1 Bed £800pcm+ and 2 Bed £995pcm+


3, Royal Mills

Royal Mills is Located in the Ancoats area of Manchester City Centre. One of the most iconic buildings in Manchester of recent history; for the architectural skills and characterful looks.


If converted mills is your thing; Manchester isn’t short of them. Royal Mills is a gem located in the most talked about area of the moment, Ancoats. Go and check out Cutting Square only 2 minutes’ walk from Royal Mills and you can see for yourself the transformation this area has made in the last 5 Years.


Approximate rent in 2021 – 1 Bed £800pcm+ and 2 Bed £1000pcm+


4, Century Buildings


Located just next to one of the most central parks in Manchester, St Mary’s Parsonage, and overlooking the River Irwell, Century Buildings has being long established as one of the best development in Manchester City Centre. Converted to residential in 2004, this once office block was originally constructed in the 1900’s.


Concierge onsite and a car parking service, this unlike any other building in town, for its contemporary design and original 1900’s working lift.


Approximate rent in 2021 – 1 Bed £1000pcm+ and 2 Bed £1400pcm+


5, Cotton Field Wharf

Another great development located in Ancoats, this is a new build block that offers a potentially more reasonable rental along with a high standard of living. Overlooking the canals of Ancoats there are some fantastic hidden eateries and beer houses on your doorstep.


Designed for the modern population, apartments here are well thought out for shares, having bedrooms at opposing sides and en-suites for both bedrooms. Sandwiched in the middle, The lounge Kitchen areas are functional and tasteful.


We can assure you this is a safe bet for a newcomer to the city, along with the 3 other developments ‘MCR Life’ have built recently.


Approximate rent in 2021 – 1 Bed £800pcm+ and 2 Bed £995pcm+


6, Castle Quay


Castle Quay was one of the first conversion in Castlefield to hit the market. The original Warehouse was Built in 1831 and was used to store Maize. Now residential there are only 44 apartments in the block and some commercial space below taken by a national radio station.


The main attractions of Castle Quay is the location, the views across the canal and the character of the build. It’s a bit quieter round this part of town, yet still central, and if you have a dog then this is perfect due to the number of parks and walks on the doorstep.


Approximate rent in 2021 – 1 Bed £850pcm+ and 2 Bed £1200pcm+




7, Beetham Tower

Beetham Tower was completed in 2006 and at the time was the highest residential building in Europe; at 47 Stories high. At the forefront of Manchester Luxury living for the last 15 Years, Beetham tower still boasts fantastic specs and amazing views.


Location is perfect at the south end of Deansgate, having multiple transport options at your feet.


With much competition in recent history the demand for the building has decreased allowing the rents to be (slightly) more affordable. Don’t overlook this beast of a building .



Approximate rent in 2021 – 1 Bed £850pcm+ and 2 Bed £1200pcm+



8, Angel Gardens


Angel Gardens is a brand new development that was completed in 2020. It is situated close to Victoria Train Station, just 5 minutes’ walk from Norther Quarter. If you haven’t already read up on Northern Quarter; take a walk around this bohemian Quarter. Beards and skinny jeans were here before they were cool. If it’s the one for you you’ll fall in love with this part of town and won’t look back. Many people call it the Shoreditch of Manchester.


The development itself is part of a wider scheme for the area, many privately rented scheme are being bult in the area and the facilities and amenities around are booming. One of the unique aspect of the development is its focus on sport and fitness; There is a 5 aside football pitch on the roof and a gym with equipment you could find in a high end leisure centre.


Approximate rent in 2021 – 1 Bed £1200pcm+ and 2 Bed £1500pcm+



9, Ice Plant

The Ice Plant was originally built in the 1880’s and as the name suggests was used a cold storage warehouse. The re-development of the building began in 2009 and completed in 2011 by the Northern Group. They constructed 136 apartments of a standard that was unprecedented at the time.


The quality of the fixtures and fitting has paid off and the privately rented development still boasts some of the best apartments in Manchester City Centre.


Located in yes... Ancoats again, this area of town has great access to what seems unlimited bars and restaurants of all styles and genres.


There are many unique layouts of apartments and the 3 bed in particular are exceptionally designed, some even have a saunas- a much needed requirement for any Mancuniun.


Approximate rent in 2021 – 1 Bed £850pcm+ and 2 Bed £1050pcm+


10, The Edge

The Edge is a contemporary purpose built glass cladded residential block. Located in the Salford part of the City, on the River Irwell just minutes from Deansgate, Arndale shopping Centre and Spinningfields.


18 Floors high and completed in 2004, The Edge has always had the ‘Edge’ on other residential blocks in its close vicinity. The design and specification are well thought out, the ultra-modern living has attracted many people over the years looking for light open plan living.


There are many types of apartment here with a large variation of rents, Including exceptional studios and penthouses of the highest spec.


Approximate rent in 2021 – 1 Bed £950pcm+ and 2 Bed £1200pcm+

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