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Openshaw/Beswick, Manchester

Gorton Monastery, behind Openshaw Campus, was named one of the most endangered sites in the world in 1997, alongside Pompeii, Taj Mahal and Valley of the Kings. It was nicknamed ‘Manchester’s Taj Mahal’ and has now been restored

There is a great range of excellent facilities around the City of Manchester stadium now known as the Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City – including athletics, squash and tennis, and the national velodrome cycling centre just off Bank Street. The new Manchester City Academy residential and Sports Village will be completed in 2013/2014 and also a Swimming and Leisure Centre along with the new Connell Sixth Form college and an Institute of Sport.

The Metrolink runs through with Sportcity being one of the main stops. Sportcity also has three primary schools two churches, the East Manchester Academy and the largest Asda Walmart in Europe, There are also regular buses along Ashton New Road and Ashton Old Road taking you into the city centre

House prices are said to have quadrupled in Sportcity since 2004 and are expected to keep on rising.

Julie’s view on Beswick and Openshaw

There are some great developments enjoying the massive improvements to this area and lots of demand.  The accommodation offered is varied and with the metro now so close it’s certainly on the map for one of the popular residential areas in Manchester

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'The Waterfront, Brunswick, Manchester

The Waterfront, Brunswick, Manchester

The Waterfront is one of the sport city residential apartment blocks. Sport City is located less than two miles and less than ten minutes drive from Manchester city centre. It also has two Metrolink stop options, Etihad Campus and Velopark which also connect to Manchester ...Read More

Campbell House, Ashton Old Road, Beswick

Campbell House is a purpose built development located on Ashton Old Road in Beswick. Campbell House is a gated purpose built development with lift access and secure parking. Located east of the city centre and only 20 minutes walk away ...Read More


This is one of the very newest buildings in the city. It is located on the approach to Piccadilly on Ashton Old Road. The apartments here are all very spacious, with large windows and balcony areas. This development benefits from ...Read More

Stillwater Drive, Beswick, Manchester

Stillwater Drive is located in the popular Sport City development, next to the City Of Manchester Stadium, with excellent access to both the city centre and nearby motorway network, perfect for those who want to live outside of the city ...Read More

Sports City

These twin circular apartment blocks are both located on the canal and have lovely water views. The spherical shape doesn’t compromise the layouts and the interior spaces are amongst the best in the area. The quality is good and there ...Read More