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Manchester History

1994-2020

  • 1994

    Julie Twist Properties opened in Manchester on the 14th February at 236 Deansgate 

    At this time Julie Twist Properties was the only Estate Agent on Manchester for the next three years. 

  • 1995

    Urban Splash was the first developer to approach Julie and they worked on Sally's Yard together.

  • 1996

    Manchester City Centre was devastated by a massive bomb planted by the IRA. After the bomb this prompted the regeneration of the city centre.

    Also this year the Bridgewater Hall opened it doors.

  • 1998

    The Trafford Centre opened its doors and is the third largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom.

  • 1999

    Manchester United football club won the Treble, and are still the only team in English football to have done so to date.

  • Julie Twist properties shop front sign Deansgate Manchester

    2000

    Julie Twist Properties moved to its new office at 249 Deansgate.

    The Grand Hotel was reborn and converted into apartments – with it came a queue of purchasers!

  • 2001

    Opening of JJT Residential

    A partnership with Jones Homes led to the creation of JJT Residential at Salford Quays, the first estate agency on the Quays.

    The population in the City Centre was just 5,957.

  • 2002

    Manchester hosted the first Bupa Great Run.

    The men's winner was Paul Tergat of Kenya and the women's race was won by Berhane Adere of Ethiopia.

  • 2004

    The Wheel of Manchester arrived at Exchange Square 

  • 2005

    This year we became winners of Best Estate Agency, Best Overall Estate Agency and the first female to win Estate Agency of the Year. Julie was the first woman and first agent in the North to win this award.

  • 2006

    79 Piccadilly was refurbished in to 25 apartments. This Grade II Listed building has many original features left in the building.

    Beetham Tower was completed at a cost of £150 million, making it the tallest residential building in Europe.

    The recession started to hit the property market.

  • 2007

    Julie became a judge for the  Letting Agent of the Year.

    She was a judge from 2007 to 2008

  • 2008

    This year we won Best Estate Agency Website in the UK with The Daily Mail UK property awards.

    The UEFA Cup Final riots happened and was allegedly sparked by the failure of a big screen erected in Piccadilly Gardens.

  • 2009

    We said goodbye to yellow and blue

    After 15 years of our blue and yellow branding we decided to have a re-brand. Julie Twist Properties turned green and grey as you see today.

  • 2010

    Julie Twist Properties moved offices to larger premises at  237-239 Deansgate.

  • 2011

    The population had grown in 11 years to 23,295 an increase of 400%.

    This was the year we also saw the Manchester riots which caused wide spread looting across Manchester and Salford 

  • 2012

    The BBC moved to Salford Quays and this became the  start of Media CityUk on the Quays. Providing a mixture of restaurants, businesses and apartments.

  • 2013

    We opened an new branch in Ancoats, taking the companies offices up to three.

    Situated on Pickford Street just off Great Ancoats Street.

    We also saw the property market on the increase. Manchester was the city that experienced the strongest house price growth in 2013, with a rise of 21%.

  • 2014

    This was the year we celebrated our 20th anniversary.

    We continue to grow and thrive, as does the property market.

  • 2015

    This year we won silver for Best Estate Agency Northern 2015 and Silver in Best Small Estate Agency of the year, with the Sunday Times.

    Finlay's Warehouse sold out in just 10 minutes online by Julie Twist Properties.

  • 2016

    The Dock Office which was originally built in 1927 was converted into apartments and became the first conversion development within Salford Quays.


    This was also the year that the UK referendum happened, now known as Brexit.

  • 2017

    We were pleased to win another award this year. Gold award for Best Estate Agent in Salford. 

    This year, after 16 years at our old premises we moved our Salford Quays office to its new waterfront home just under Sovereign Point.


    Manchester was devasted by the terrorist attack bombing at the MEN arena after an Ariana Grande concert. Although 22 people lost their lives, Manchester came together even stronger

  • modern glass fronted desk with Julie twist properties logo

    2019

    JTP celebrated 25 years in Manchester City Centre 

    We won a bronze award for Best Small Estate Agent in sales.

    Globe House started a new area in Manchester with its excellent conversion. Globe House was built between 1870 and 1872.

  • 2020

    We recently won 2 awards with Best Agency Guide.

    Gold for Sales and Silver for Letting for Marketing, Service and Results.

    The world was impacted by a pandemic known as Covid 19