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Ancoats, Manchester

Ancoats and New Islington is one of Manchester’s most appealing places to live. The area is a blend of cutting-edge design, contemporary architecture and ongoing regeneration, whilst incorporating and revamping it’s industrial heritage.

Ancoats benefits from nearby bus routes, and the ‘Metrolink’ tram stop; connecting you to the entire city and it’s suburbs. Ancoats is located within walking distance to Manchester City Centre, as well as Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations.

Ancoats also neighbours the Northern Quarter, an area that hosts an array of eclectic bars, fine restaurants, clothing and coffee shops. Living in Ancoats, you can feel the rush of the city centre but come home to an oasis of calm; with new marinas, revamped canals and squares, all creating a renewed sense of place.

Local amenities include the retail outlet ‘Urban Exchange Great Ancoats’, providing gym facilities and grocery stores. A new development that includes a cinema and shopping complex is set to be built close this site, furthering new links between the city centre and East Manchester.

Stylish apartments stand shoulder to shoulder with Manchester’s most architecturally important buildings. Once the heartland of the industrial revolution, Ancoats has seen a swathe of cotton-mill conversions, and revitalised terraces.

Scattered throughout the area are mysterious viewing portals called The Ancoats Peeps. They offer fascinating glimpses into the industrial workings of Ancoats, from underground tunnels to century’s old machinery, they re-connect an enterprising history with an exciting future.

The New Islington and Ancoats area is seeing Manchester’s single biggest residential investment for a generation; with the owners of Etihad and Manchester City Council working together to provide thousands of quality homes. Building upon successful and ongoing projects from property developers ‘urbansplash’.

With a rich history and exciting future, Ancoats / New Islington is making it’s mark on Manchester.

If you’d like further information or you’re interested in moving to Ancoats then please get in touch with us on 0161 834 8486 or alternatively you can visit our Ancoats Office on Pickford Street.

As the first City Centre Agents in Manchester, Julie Twist Properties can offer you a personal insight into the city and help you to discover the best area for you as an individual

Featured Developments

'Weavers Quay, 51 Old Mill St, Manchester

Weavers Quay, 51 Old Mill St, Manchester

Weavers Quay is a purpose built development in New Islington comprising of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent. The development offers cycle storage, 24hr concierge, parking and gym access. This waterside development is a short walk from Piccadilly ...Read More
'Canal Point, 1 New Union Street, Manchester

Canal Point, 1 New Union Street, Manchester

Canal Point is a development situation on the banks of Rochdale Canal and overlooks the marina at Cotton Field Park in New Islington. Comprising of 104 apartments and 13 houses, the development has been carefully designed to maximise the water ...Read More

POPworks, 162-164 Oldham Road, Manchester

POPworks is located within Ancoats, only a short walk from Piccadilly & Victoria train station, as well as plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants that Ancoats and the Northern Quarter has to offer. The development consists of 28 apartments with ...Read More
'Ingenta, 2 Poland St, Ancoats, Manchester

Ingenta, 2 Poland St, Ancoats, Manchester

Ingenta is based on Poland Street in the sought after area of Ancoats. It is 5 storeys, the ground floor has commercial units and the 1st to 4th floor is residential apartments, it has 30 apartments in total. Ancoats has ...Read More
'Brooklyn Lofts, 34 Mason Street, Manchester

Brooklyn Lofts, 34 Mason Street, Manchester

Brooklyn Lofts a former textile factory, is a new conversion development on Mason Street which was completed it February 2019. It has 10 units in total which comprise of 7 one bedroom apartments and 3 two bedroom apartments. Brooklyn Lofts ...Read More
'Broadside, New Cross, Oldham Road, Manchester

Broadside, New Cross, Oldham Road, Manchester

Broadside was completed in 2019 and is one of the latest developments within the New Cross area of the city centre. New Cross is positioned between the Northern Quarter, Ancoats, NOMA and Shudehill areas of the city and has recently ...Read More
'Residenza, George Leigh St, Ancoats, Manchester

Residenza, George Leigh St, Ancoats, Manchester

Residenza is smart development of only fourteen homes, located on the iconic George Leigh Street in ‘Little Italy’ Ancoats. Known as ‘Little Italy’ due to Italian immigrants making it their home in the latter half of the 1800’s. George Leigh ...Read More
'The Astley, 61 Houldsworth St, Manchester

The Astley, 61 Houldsworth St, Manchester

The Astley is located just off Great Ancoats Street and sits perfectly between the Northern Quarter and Ancoats area. There is a range of studio, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, all of which are fully-furnished and finished to a ...Read More
'Cotton House, Blossom Street, Manchester

Cotton House, Blossom Street, Manchester

Cotton House is located on the edge of Cutting Room Square in the heart of Ancoats. This exciting development is a mix of 23 apartments and townhouses and offers a unique opportunity to own a home which fuses cool industrial ...Read More
'Burgess House, New Union Street, Manchester

Burgess House, New Union Street, Manchester

Burgess House is part of New Islington’s The Point Development and features lovely communal gardens. Burgess House is named after a very famous previous Manchester resident, Anthony Burgess the author of Clockwork Orange. Based in New Islington, it’s right next ...Read More
'BS41 Loom Street, Manchester

BS41 Loom Street, Manchester

BS41 is a purpose built development consisting of 48 apartments with a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms and completed in 2008. Located in Ancoats, just a few minutes walk away from Cotton Room Square where a number of ...Read More
'1 Jersey Street, Ancoats, Manchester

1 Jersey Street, Ancoats, Manchester

1 Jersey Street located in the heart of Ancoats has 40 apartments which were originally sold on a shared ownership basis giving the residents the option to increase the ownership percentage when they wish to. 1 Jersey Street has retail ...Read More
'Nuovo, Ancoats, Manchester

Nuovo, Ancoats, Manchester

Nuovo is a modern contemporary development which was completed in 2014. There are 126 apartments across two linked but very different blocks with retail units underneath which is home to the Ancoats General Store and some of Ancoats most-loved restaurants ...Read More
'Murray Mills, Ancoats, Manchester

Murray Mills, Ancoats, Manchester

Murrays’ Mills is a beautiful collection of Grade II and II* listed buildings forming a horseshoe around a landscaped courtyard garden. It’s now been thoughtfully converted into 124 chic and distinctive homes which consist of 1, 2 and 3 bed ...Read More

Ancoats Gardens, Manchester

Ancoats Gardens will feature a deluxe range of 1, 2 & 3 bedroomed apartments in the sought-after Ancoats neighbourhood. Designed for those professionals, investors and homeowners who want the hassle of purchasing, furnishing and renting taken away from them. This ...Read More

Union Square, Union Street, Northern Quarter

A stunning development located in the Northern Quarter district of Central Manchester. Comprised of 37 urban luxury apartments and a blend of 1-Bedroom and 2-Bedroom apartments, duplexes & townhouses. This is one of the last remaining new-build land spots in ...Read More

Mason Street, Ancoats

Mason Street has 13 beautifully presented Victorian mill conversion apartments. The residential development boasts character and industrial features whilst offering a choice of one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with well designed living spaces along with basement level duplexes. The distinctive brick ...Read More

Warehaus, George Leigh Street, Ancoats

Warehaus Ancoats is another addition to thriving Ancoats area which is the birthplace of the industrial revolution and now regularly rated one of the coolest places to live in the UK. The first truly urban district to be revitalised into ...Read More

Alumni Buildings Ancoats Manchester M4

Alumni Buildings has a total 20 apartments this includes duplex’s and penthouses from 1 ,2 and 3 bedroom apartments.  The Penthouse apartments benefits from a parking space each. Situated in the Ancoats area of Manchester, Alumni Buildings is just a ...Read More

X1 The Plaza, Manchester

X1 The Plaza in  Manchester is the second exciting development situated next to  X1 Eastbank the first phase of this developement.  This development comprises of 196 exclusive, one, two and three bedroom apartments, X1 The Plaza Manchester  includes 11 luxury ...Read More

X1 Eastbank Manchester

 X1 Eastbank,  Thiis situated in the thriving area of Ancoats. This luxurious development has all the advantages of being a short walk away from the local parks and independent shops of suburbia, but also close to all the vibrant bars ...Read More

hoUSe Manchester M4

This Manchester project is  from renowned developers Urban Splash is ‘HoUSe’, based in the trendy New Islington area. This new concept by award-winning architects shedkm is a property ‘Designed by you, built by US’. hoUSe was designed to bring suburban ...Read More

The Ovale New Islington Manchester

The Ovale New Islington Manchester  development is situated in the middle of the Albion Works Development in New Islington/Ancoats area of Manchester The name Ovale, meaning ellipse in Italian, was chosen to reflect the Italian history associated with this former ...Read More

Royal Mills Manchester

Royal Mills is simply stunning, consisting of three blocks spread between three separate former mills. The apartments utilise old iron beams, exposed brickwork and oak rafters. The apartments are always spacious and are beautiful.

Islington Wharf Manchester

Islington Wharf cannot be missed by the eyes. Its oddly shaped tower, with some of the largest windows of any apartment block in the UK. The apartments are huge in size and the slanted windows provide great character.

Flintglass Wharf

Flint Glass Wharf is located at the far-eastern edge of Ancoats. It’s surprisingly quiet, even though the Northern Quarter is only a few minutes’ walk away. This development sits between the converted warehouses on Jersey Street and the Rochdale Canal ...Read More

The Advent Manchester

Another Artisan development located behind Albion Works, The Advent is in walking distance to Piccadilly Train Station and the popular Northern Quarter. The development offers secure accommodation with a quirky feel, surrounded by courtyards and water views.

Milliners Wharf Manchester

Milliners Wharf is one of the newest developments in the city and has an iconic look. The building’s outer shell is silver and incorporates a vast amount of glass to give it a shining appearance. The apartments are of a ...Read More

MM2 Manchester

MM2 is situated on the outer reaches of the Northern Quarter, on the way towards Ancoats. This very modern block of apartments has ample parking and the apartments are well known to be large in size, often being over two ...Read More

Fairbairn Building

The Fairbairn Building is a handsome contemporary block situated in the heart of New Islington/Ancoats, the regenerated area on the edge of Northern Quarter. Located only a short walk into the city centre and to Piccadilly, residents are within easy ...Read More

Albion Works

Albion Works is one of the larger developments in Manchester and is made up on 5 blocks, all offering something different. Whether you prioritise the views or the accommodation, there something for everyone. The area is good for the commuter ...Read More

Vulcan Mill Manchester

Vulcan and Albion Mills are joined together and are some of the biggest apartments in the city. They are situated in Ancoats, an area which is growing rapidly. The apartments are large and some maintain original features, such as high ...Read More

Hudson Building

The Hudson Building is a fine example of well-crafted Art Deco architecture. Constructed in 1924, it has huge Crittal-style windows and a beautifully ornate facade. The Hudson Building is located on Great Ancoats Street, within easy reach of the restaurants ...Read More

Hemisphere Manchester

Hemisphere Manchester development is located in a quiet residential area of the city and just a couple of minutes’ walk from Piccadilly train station and the Metro Link, making travel around the city and surrounding areas even easier. The development ...Read More


Chips is one of the most unique buildings in Manchester and needs to be seen to be believed. The apartments are made for total convenience and use every inch of space. They have sliding doors, hidden cupboards and large windows ...Read More

Albion Mills

Vulcan and Albion Mills are joined together and are some of the biggest apartments in the city. They are situated in Ancoats, an area which is growing rapidly. The apartments are large and some maintain original features, such as high ...Read More