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Castlefield -Manchester was born to the residential market in the late 1980’s when the Central Manchester Development Corporation was formed to bring life back into the city. In those days city living was virtually unheard of with fewer than 200 properties in the City Centre, most of which were vacant at the weekends.

Castlefield- Manchester is well known for its waterways and its history including the Roman Forts that have been brought back to life, its cobbled streets, working canal, walkways and the well renowned Science and Industry Museum.

One of the first developments in Castlefield was Castle Quay also known as Middle Warehouse, a fantastic warehouse overlooking the canal and home to Key 103 Radio. This development still houses some of the most amazing penthouses in Manchester. Shortly after this came Woollam Place, Potato Wharf located on Liverpool Road, a new build by Bellway Homes offering properties for as little as £45,000 – now the same property would be achieving around £140,000. In true Castlefield style more properties were built around the canal Slate Wharf, Timber Wharf, The Boxworks and Castlefield Locks all offer the tranquility of the waterways in the heart of the city, there is fantastic accommodation and lots of outside space.

Soon to follow were the bars and restaurants and the pedestrian bridge linking a hub of the housing in Castlefield to the City Centre. In the late 1990’s the flyover was removed as the whole road infrastructure changed.

One of the latest additions to the area is “Castlefield Locks” a popular part of Manchester’s night life located along the waterways, where you will find a good selection of bars and restaurants.

Julie’s review on Castlefield-Manchester

Castlefield is an amazing part of the city, there is a vast choice of accommodation from top quality warehouse conversions, well planned new build accommodation to Urban Splash loft style accommodation.

There are many tourist attractions in the area from Roman Forts to the Science and Industry Museum.

Travel in the area is excellent with easy access to the M602 to Liverpool and the ring road leading to the M56 and Manchester international airport. The Metro and rail lines are prominent features in the area with the main stop being Deansgate station. Would I live in Castlefield? – yes definitely it’s a little haven of waterways, history and an amazing community.

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Featured Developments

Slate Wharf

Built by MacBryde Homes in 1997 and offering great accommodation in a great location, this property is in walking distance to Manchester, yet still enjoys the peace and tranquility that Castlefield has to offer.

Castlefield locks

Located in the heart of Manchester’s Castlefield area and enjoying surrounding water views, Castlefield Locks consists of one- and two-bed apartments and some amazing penthouses. Most apartments have underground parking but all have well-planned accomodation at affordable prices. Situated within ...Read More

Southern Street

This development is just off Deansgate in a much sought after location, it’s one of many new developments in this area and is improving the final corner to this famous Heritage area. Due to its proximity to Deansgate, this development ...Read More

Potato Wharf Castlefield Manchester

Potato Wharf is designed across two eight-storey blocks and rests around a landscaped courtyard overlooking the Castlefield waterways. There is also parking available with security controlled access. With a quirky edge and eco-conscious design, Potato Wharf has everything you need ...Read More


The Base development comprises of 104 apartments in total and is located in the Castlefield area of Manchester. More specifically, the development is just a few minutes’ walk from the canal towpath and other amenities. The development has great transportation ...Read More

St Georges Island

Located just a short distance from Manchester’s bustling City Centre, Saint George’s Island is an oasis retreat that takes you a world away to a unique “island” environment, nestled within the Cstlefield conservation area. From here, you can step out ...Read More

Woolam Place & Potato Wharf

Located in the heart of Castlefield close to the Science and Industy Museum,this is one of Manchester’s earliest developments, yet remains popular, offering well planned accommodation, a range of one- and two-bedroom apartments. Being purpose-built, the accommodation is very well ...Read More

Worsley Mill Castlefield Manchester

Worsley Mill, Castlefield Manchester is located on the Bridgewater Canal and a skimming stones throw away from the cosmopolitan bars and restaurants of Castlefield, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Hilton Tower, Worsley Mill occupies a prominent position ...Read More

Liverpool Road

Liverpool Road is located just off Deansgate, placing it in the Castlefield area of Manchester – home to Britain’s first heritage park. The development benefits from being close to local amenities and many of Manchester’s bars and restaurants, with the ...Read More

Vie Building

This development is located just off the River Irwell in the Castlefield area of Manchester. It is part of a contemporary mixed use scheme containing 207 apartments, a single commercial unit and 2 live/work units. Situated on Water Street in ...Read More

Timber Wharf

Timber Wharf is an award winning Urban Splash development, based in the Britannia Basin, Castlefield. Located a short walk away from Deansgate, Timber Wharf offers easy access bars, restaurants & shops and to transport links around the City Centre.


This development has a character of its own and needs to be seen! Its location is fantastic, with many attractions close by and the train stations and motorway network within easy reach. The accomodation is varied, with open gardens and ...Read More

City Gate

The City Gate development is located on Blantyre street in the Castlefield area of Manchester. The buildings in this development benefit from communal gardens and easy access to the city centre, perfect for those who want to experience the city ...Read More


The M3 development is based just off Deansgate in the Castlefield area of Manchester. It benefits from being in a close proximity to local amenities and motorway links and is perfect for those who want a property in a central ...Read More


Moho apartments are designed around a central bathroom and kitchen area, with living space and bedrooms either side. A large timber-decked balcony allows for private outdoor space, in addition to the residents’ communal garden. The apartments include floor-to-ceiling glazing, Smeg ...Read More

Burton Place

Burton Place is a contemporary Urban Splash development completed in 2005. Located in Castlefield and only a short walk away from the City Centre, this development is perfect for those who want to be within easy reach of Manchester’s transport links, ...Read More

Box Works

Part-refurbished and part-new-build, this Urban Splash development stands proudly in the heart of Castlefield, offering waterside living with balconies and spacious, unique accommodation.

Britania Mills

This could be described as a mini-village, with many different types of accommodation set on the waterways, providing accommodation to suit everyone. Sand Warehouse, New Warehouse and The bolier House are situate within this development.

Castle Quay

A stunning warehouse conversion and the home to Key 103! The accommodation is spacious, with open brick walls and many original features. The penthouses don’t stay on the market for long in this development as they are stunning in style, ...Read More


Castlegate occupies one of the best locations in Castlefield, with breathtaking views over Castlefield basin. The development is a short walk to Castlefield’s picturesque green spaces as well as to Deansgate Station and the local night life. The apartments are ...Read More

Albert Mill

Albert Mill is one of the last original mill buildings to be restored to city centre lofts in Manchester. Situated in the heart of Castlefield, Albert Mill is alive with character and packed with original features. The mill offers spacious ...Read More

360 Rice Street Castlefield Manchester

Situated in the heart of Castlefield, this development is only a few minutes from the beautiful Castlefield walk, Deansgate and the renowned Dukes 92 bar. 360 residents benefit from various transport links which take you around the city and also ...Read More
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St Georges Church

Due to its appearance, St George’s Church isone of the most striking and unique statements the city has to offer and so is arguably a building that will capture the attention of the market for years. The Grade II listed ...Read More