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Opulent new builds in Manchester are rapidly multiplying and reshaping the city’s skyline – meaning now more than ever is the time to consider a Manchester property investment. The city is quickly establishing itself as one of the nation’s leading property investment markets. Manchester apartments offer high rental yields and the promise of capital gain, with a recent study by Hometrack having revealed that the Manchester buy to let market is the third most valuable in the country.
As the first industrialised city in the world, Manchester is a city with many impressive statistics to its name. The city was the birthplace of the world’s first public library and the world’s first computer. Not to mention, Manchester is also home to the world’s oldest train station.
Manchester is establishing itself as the UK’s unofficial second city and is now a key business hub within the North West. The city’s rise to being a world leading modern economy has seen Oxford University economists predict that employment growth in the city over the next five years will exceed many international capitals including Paris, Berlin and Tokyo.
Significant investment is being made across Greater Manchester into all sectors of the economy. Notable infrastructure spending will make Manchester one of Europe’s best integrated cities with seamless transport solutions for its citizens.
Manchester Waters is the regeneration of a former 26 acre dockland site and is one of the largescale regeneration opportunities close to the heart of the city centre. A formal masterplan for Manchester Waters has been approved and adopted by both Trafford and Manchester City Councils and includes the potential to develop over 2,500 new homes. Further regeneration projects include: the £650m MediaCityUK, a 200 acre business hub for media, digital and creative industries – home to the BBC. The £1.35 billion St John’s: Manchester’s newest city centre neighbourhood underpinned by enterprise, culture and living.
Moreover, Manchester airport is the largest UK airport outside of London with flights to more destinations than any other airport in the UK. An investment to transform the airport and surrounding area for rapid expansion of business, aviation, science, and biotechnology industries is now taking place.
Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has signed a joint venture deal with Beijing Construction Engineering Group, UK support services company, Carillion, and the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to accelerate the development of the £800m Airport City scheme.
In addition, NOMA is an £800 million 20 acre mixed use regeneration scheme led by two UK institutional investors, Co-op and Hermes, in Manchester. It is the largest development project in North West England ahead of developments such as MediaCityUK and Atlantic Gateway. Overall, it is the largest development in the UK outside South East England.
Further plans include Manchester City Council’s £1 billion deal with the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG) to build 6,000 homes in the city’s fringe areas. Moreover, the £600 million New Bailey, situated next to Spinningfields, is an exciting new extension to Manchester’s Central Business District comprising 2.2 million sq ft new offices. The first phase was completed in 2015.
With the increase of prices in Manchester and Salford over the last 3-4 years, Trafford has come into investors’ focus as the next property hotspot due to significant capital growth in central Manchester.
Prices have consequently increased an additional 9.1% in Trafford over the last 12 months, compared with 3.2% for Manchester as a whole, this shows that the market is already beginning to recognise Trafford’s potential as an up and coming area for residential investment. Take a look at our Manchester apartments located in Trafford.
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Salford is one of the UK’s most exciting regeneration areas and attracts significant interest from property investors with its wide range of residential and commercial opportunities. In prime position, one mile west of Manchester city centre, Salford is making a name for itself as the UK’s leading hot-spot for startup businesses. According to a recent study by DueDil, 1,393 new companies launched in Salford during the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 85% compared to the same period in 2016…
Much of this success can be attributed to MediaCityUK’s thriving network of major corporations and ambitious startups. Salford’s popularity with tech creatives and entrepreneurs has generated significant demand for high quality residential property. With a host of new projects in the pipeline, investors are watching closely as an exciting era of innovation unfolds in this historic town.
MediaCityUK is a 200-acre mixed use property development that reaches from Salford Quays into Trafford Park. The complex is home to a diverse range of companies ̶ from digital startups to major organisations ̶ with the BBC, ITV, and BUPA among the big name tenants. The sheer number of businesses attracted to MediaCityUK has generated a thriving property investment market, both within the development itself, and across Salford and Trafford…
This vast plot on the Manchester Ship Canal wasn’t always a gleaming business district. The transformation from industrial docklands to commercial hub began in the mid-1980s following the decline of UK heavy industry and the closure of Salford Docks. In 1985, the Salford Quays Development Plan was unveiled and one of the UK’s largest ever urban regeneration projects began. As the development took shape, attractions such as The Lowry and the Imperial War Museum moved to the area and signalled a new era of prosperity.
The concept for MediaCityUK was inspired by media clusters in Dubai and Singapore, in direct response to the BBC’s announcement in 2004 that it would relocate several departments from London to the north. In the face of strong regional competition, the BBC chose Salford Quays as its site. Developed by the Peel Group, Phase 1 of construction on MediaCityUK began in 2007.
With over 11,000 businesses and boasting the highest productivity per head in Greater Manchester, Trafford is one of the North West’s most economically competitive areas. Four kilometres west of Manchester city centre, Trafford attracts strong interest from residential property investors looking to capitalise on demand for luxury apartments aimed at young professionals. The highest concentration of commercial activity is within Trafford Park, which claims to be the first purpose-built industrial park in the world…
Home to 1,330 businesses employing over 35,000 people, Trafford Park’s melting-pot of business and industry ranges from manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, to national media outlets, and a growing cluster of digital enterprises. The Intu Trafford Centre is the second largest retail park in the UK and attracts 35 million visitors per year. In 2011 the Trafford Centre was bought by Intu Properties for £1.65 billion, breaking all records for the largest single property acquisition in British history.
Trafford’s most famous resident is Manchester United FC, while Lancashire County Cricket Club are also based here. Lancashire’s stadium is a frequent venue for England cricket matches. Both the football and cricket stadiums are called Old Trafford. The quality of its schools – which consistently rank among the UK’s top-performers – is just one of the many reasons Trafford has become such a popular place to live. And with the extension of the Metrolink line between the Trafford Centre and Pomona opening up the region, the long-term residential property investment market offers highly favourable conditions.
Spinningfields was developed in the 2000s as the city’s high-end commercial centre. Despite encountering turbulence during the economic crisis, Manchester City Council noted that by 2010 Spinningfields accounted for 35% of the city’s prime office space, and that 16,000 people were employed in the area…
Manchester’s answer to Canary Wharf, Spinningfields houses a wide range of blue-chip firms, including Barclays, BDO, and BNY Mellon. UK law firm Weightmans is among the big names set to follow. The final piece in the jigsaw, No.1 Spinningfields is set for imminent completion and will comprise 300,000 sq ft of office space.
The Northern Quarter is widely regarded as the axis of Manchester’s famous social scene. From independent shops and emporiums, to off-beat bars and restaurants, the Northern Quarter attracts young professionals looking balance out working life with the weird and wonderful. As compact as it is cool, the Quarter comprises Oldham Street, Thomas Street, Church Street, Newton Street, Stevenson Square and the roads in between. The Northern Quarter’s vibrant rental market tends to centre around loft spaces and purpose-built apartments. Manchester’s burgeoning network of digital startups means this is one area property investors will be watching closely in the years ahead.
The Manchester Arndale Centre is the hub of the central retail district and attracts some 41 million visitors a year. One of the largest shopping centres in the UK the Arndale Centre dates back to the 1970s and has witnessed significant investment over the years. It currently has around 1.5 million sq ft of retail space.
Open since 2014, NOMA is a 20-acre mixed-use development adjoining Victoria Station in Manchester city centre. Driven by a vision of sustainability and sympathetic urban regeneration, the complex is a work in progress and combines state-of-the-art office space with cafes, restaurants, events and communal space…
Further phases are in the pipeline over the next 10-15 years, and once complete, the area will feature 4-million sq ft of offices, along with apartments and a host of other facilities. The centerpiece of NOMA is the £100 million One Angel Square, but a host of ambitious proposals are set to upstage it in the years ahead. The residential property market in around NOMA is among the North West’s most exciting propositions.
In 1800 Liverpool surveyor John Foster Snr laid out plans for a new area of housing east of Rodney Street. Over the next 100 years, elegant rows of houses were built, mainly in Georgian style, and populated by Liverpool’s wealthy elite. The streets were laid out in a distinctive grid structure and offer one of the finest examples of Georgian urban design anywhere in the UK…
Classified as an Innovation District, the zone facilitates collaboration between health, science and technology clusters, startup businesses and academic institutions. Manchester Science Park is already home to a thriving community of over 125 innovative science-based businesses, employing over 1,500 people across eight buildings. The Science Park is in perfect proximity to University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, CMFT, and the city’s leading cultural venues. Over the next nine years the science park is forecast to create 5,400 new jobs, with huge capacity for further commercial floorspace.
Manchester Airport is the third busiest in the UK and has direct connections to many of the world’s major cities, including Beijing, Singapore and Los Angeles. Airport City is an £800 million expansion, encompassing on-site office, retail, leisure manufacturing and logistics facilities. It is the only one of its kind in the UK…
The site, which opened in 2016, was initially declared an enterprise zone in 2011. In 2013 the Beijing Engineering Group become the largest single investor in any British project when it announced it would inject £800 million into the development.
It is forecast that by 2036 Manchester Airport will increase its number of passengers to 46 million, driving global commerce to the region through direct flights and the world-class facilities on the ground. Manchester city centre is just 17 minutes from Airport City.
Sportscity is a multi-purpose sporting complex 1.5km east of Manchester city centre. Manchester City FC play their home matches at the Etihad Stadium: originally built as the athletics stadium for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the Etihad has a capacity of 55,000 and has been part of the team’s transition from underdogs to Premier League Champions…
In 2014 Man City unveiled their staggering £200 million training complex. Featuring 16 football pitches, three gyms, six swimming pools and much more, the facility is the crowning achievement of Sheikh Mansour’s investment in the club. Sportscity is also home to British Cycling, who are based at the Manchester Velodrome, which was completed in 2011 along with the National Indoor BMX Arena. The National Squash Centre and the Manchester Regional Arena for athletics are also within the complex.
Manchester city centre is served by the Metrolink, a light rail and tram system that reaches out to Altrincham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bury, East Didsbury, Eccles, Manchester Airport, and Rochdale. The service is operated by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and construction is currently underway to extend the service between Pomona and the Trafford Centre…
The city has national rail connections at Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Victoria, and Deansgate. With more than 25 million passengers transiting between April 2015 and March 2016, Manchester Piccadilly is the UK’s fourth busiest station outside of London.