This award winning development on Blackfriars Road is absolutely huge. The six individual blocks rise up to 13 storeys, transforming this once-forgotten corner of the city centre into one of Manchester’s most up-and-coming locations. Some people may feel that Spectrum is a little too dense but clever design details and high-quality fittings more than make up for the high volume of apartments. All units have large timber-decked terraces and we particularly like the corner units, with their dual-aspect views. The main blocks are laid out in a grid system, so if you’re looking for complete privacy then Spectrum may not be for you – but it’s a great development, superb value for money and just 5 minutes’ walk from Deansgate.