The distinctive sail-shaped NV Buildings, designed by Broadway Maylan, were completed between 2004 and 2005. Now a major Salford Quays landmark featuring on many iconic photos of the area, the three identical apartment blocks that make up NV are 18 storeys high and overlook Huron Basin. Striking by day, the buildings are even more attractive by night, when they are illuminated by distinctive green lighting.
Costing £36 million to build, the development consists of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, with the penthouses being on two levels. Its major accolades include a ‘Best Apartment’ award in the 2004 “What House?” awards. The apartments’ modern character has stood the test of time, meaning that they are highly sought after by buyers and renters alike.
Salford Quays has benefited from extensive regeneration over the past twenty years. Now a thriving business district, residential area and culture zone (being home to MediaCityUK, Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry arts complex), it’s a great alternative to living in Manchester city centre. The growing number of shops, bars and restaurants means that it is favoured by young professionals, mature students and families. The Quays are particularly popular with commuters due to the high number of developments with parking spaces, the proximity to the motorway and excellent public transport links, including several Metrolink stations.