The Hacienda development is known far and wide for being the site of the original Hacienda nightclub which first opened back in 1982. Before it was turned into a club, the Hacienda was a yacht builders shop and warehouse. In 1986 it became one of the first British clubs to start playing house music. Due to various problems over the years, the Hacienda lost its entertainments license in 1997 and sadly closed its doors on 28th June 1997.
The building stood derelict for a number of years until the site was purchased by Crosby Homes who after a few years of ownership chose to demolish the nightclub in 2002 and re-use the site for a block of residential apartments whilst keeping the Hacienda brand name, a move which was widely criticised, and featured the strapline ‘Now the party’s over… you can come home’ in the promotional material. In November 2000, they held a charity auction of the various fixtures and fittings from the nightclub. Clubgoers and enthusiasts from across the country attended to buy memorabilia ranging from the DJ booth box and radiators to emergency exit lights.
Today, the Hacienda development has 161 apartments in total, a mix of one and two bedroom apartments plus duplex penthouses at the top. The apartments offer balconies overlooking the canal at the rear, secure parking spaces and a 24hr concierge. The location is second-to-none, located right next door to the Deansgate Metrolink stop and Deansgate station, as well as being a short walk from Piccadilly, the transport links are fantastic. You are also a stones throw from some of the city’s best bars and restaurants.