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    Hulme, Manchester

    Hulme is an ex-industrial suburb to the south of the City of Manchester. It is known for its social and economic decline in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, and its subsequent redevelopment in the 1990s, as part of one of Europe’s biggest urban regeneration projects.

    The area received its name from the Danish expression for a small island surrounded by water or marshland, until the 18th century it remained solely a farming area, and pictures from the time show an idyllic scene of crops, sunshine and country life. The area remained entirely rural until the Bridgewater Canal was cut and the Industrial Revolution swept economic change through the neighbouring district of Castlefield where the Dukes’ canal terminated. The industrial revolution brought development to the area.

    In 1904, two businessmen known as Henry Royce and Charles Stewart Rolls created a business partnership after meeting at Manchester’s Midland Hotel and decided to start to build their own versions of the relatively new invention of the motor car – and chose Hulme for their first Rolls-Royce factory. Many street names in the current Hulme commemorate this little piece of history, such as Royce Road and Rolls Crescent, though to the Royce public house.

    The Hulme Crescents dominated the skyline of Hulme for nearly two decades beginning in 1972. In their day they were one of the largest housing complexes of their kind in Europe. At the time, the “Crescents” won several design awards and introduced technologies such as underfloor heating. They were also popular because they were some of the first council homes in Manchester to have central heating

    However, the Crescents are no more as they were demolished to make way for more traditional housing

    Hulme has a thriving community – with shops, entertainment, work and education on the doorstep. There’s a large Asda superstore on Princess Road. Nearby Hulme market has a selection of food and craft stalls, and there are more local shops, post office and library along Stretford Road.

    The city centre, with employment, leisure and entertainment facilities is within walking distance or just a few minutes on one of the regular buses. The universities are a short walk and Manchester Aquatics centre, with its Olympic sized swimming pool is close by too.

    Hulme offers one, two, three and four-bed properties many of these being houses with parking and gardens – possibly to closest houses to the City Centre. There is also a good selection of apartments.

    Julie’s view on Hulme

    Hulme offers houses therefore if you have a pet this is certainly the place for you, with many apartments not allowing pets.  There’s a lot of different accommodation to choose from and the heart of Manchester is within walking distance.

    Properties in this area rent out quickly achieving good rents.  You do get more for your money due to being slightly out of the City.

    Have a property in this area and want to chat about the value call 0161 834 8486

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    With such a diverse selection on offer in Manchester, we’re sure that we can help you find the perfect place to live.

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    Featured Developments

    Bold Street, Hulme

    Bold Street has a blend of houses and small apartment blocks and is situated in Hulme. Hulme is an area on the south side of Manchester city centre and has many shops, supermarkets and restaurants. It’s within easy walking distance ...Read More

    Aura Court, 1 Percy Street, Manchester

    Aura court is a purpose built development on Percy Street in Hulme. At it’s highest point it’s six storeys high and has underground parking and a secure gated entrance. Located just off Stretford Road, it has number of bus stops ...Read More

    St Mary's Church, Hulme, Manchester

    St Mary’s Church is an award winning conversion of a grade ll listed church into 14 apartments. The apartments are three or four storeys and are sculpted to fit between the arches of the nave to leave the existing Church ...Read More

    Plainsfield Street, Hulme, Manchester

    Plainsfield Street is a small development of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and is located in a residential area of Hulme. The development is under a 10 minute walk to the Asda superstore in Hulme and other local convenience stores ...Read More

    Barrel Yard Manchester

    Barrel Yard is a residential scheme located minutes from Manchester city centre. The development offers attractive, sustainable homes for those who want to live close to the city centre but desire a quiet, secure environment. The scheme is part of ...Read More

    Queens Brewery

    The Queens Brewery is an historic Manchester Landmark, built in 1861. The brewery was home to the famous Hydes Anvil real ales since William Hyde moved into to the property in 1899. Still a family-owned business, the brewery has now ...Read More

    The Alexandra

    This development is on Raby Street, which is located in the Hulme area of Manchester. The Alexandra is close to local amenities including a 24-hour supermarket and has great access to public transport links and major road networks, great for ...Read More

    Life Building

    Located in the Hulme area of Manchester, the Life Buildings offer a wide range of living options that allow flexible and urban living. The development is only a short car or bus ride from the heart of the city centre ...Read More

    384 Chester Road Hulme Manchester

    384 Chester Road Hulme Manchester is a stunning Victoria building that was once an old perfume factory that was converted by Burke Developments, it gives you Contemporary living space with a wealth of original features, including exposed brickwork and solid timber floors ...Read More