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Top 10 Manchester Build-to-Rent Communities

5 May 2020 Simon Banks Read time: 4 min
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Simon Banks

The current lockdown has many people thinking about finding a brand-spanking-new place to call "home." At least that's the case according to Movebubble's renters, who have been flocking in their droves to look at the latest build-to-rent Communities in Manchester.

It’s no surprise, either. Manchester is one of the UK’s most exciting cities, and even a nationwide lockdown can’t tamper its appeal as a vibrant, community-led gem of the north. And many of the Build-to-Rent Communities are only adding to its appeal.

But where are the best Build-to-Rent options, you ask? Well, wonder no more. We’ve put together a list of the most viewed Manchester Build-to-Rent communities on Movebubble. Read on, and find out which ones made the cut.

1) Manchester Waters by X1

Fancy waterside living just minutes from the Pomona tram stop? If so, then Manchester Waters has everything the modern-day renter needs with a great location and tastefully designed apartments that come in studio, one, two and three-bedroom options.

Manchester Waters exterior

MediaCityUK is also nearby, while renters enjoy loyalty card benefits from X1, the team behind Manchester Waters. Amenities at the development come in the form of an on-site gym and private cinema, both of which are open 24/7.

2) The Astley by Savills

Ancoats is fast becoming one of Manchester’s hotspots, which shouldn’t come as a surprise thanks to five-star co-living developments like The Astley by Savills. Residents will enjoy the Manchester life with a selection of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments designed with Amtico flooring and built-in wardrobes.

Living room at The Astley

All the apartments are pet-friendly too, meaning little furry friends are more than welcome. If residents feel like socialising, there are on-site amenities to enjoy: kick back in the residents’ lounge or take part in one of The Astley’s regular social events.

3) Affinity Living Riverside by Ascend

Set in the Spinningfields district, Affinity Living Riverside is a 17-storey community that boasts water settings and a location close to everything Manchester city centre has to offer. Residents are never far away from enjoying the best food, nightlife and shopping in town.

Communal area at Affinity Living Riverside

Each of the 190 apartments is designed for renters to add their personal touch and come equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer an abundance of natural light. Even better: renters can control all their needs using the Ascend App, which lets them report things like maintenance.

4) Duet by More

Salford Quays is the location of Duet, a stylish co-living development from More. Communal spaces are the name of the game at Duet, with renters able to enjoy a lounge and co-working space, as well as a fitness centre and 24-hour concierge services.

Duet by Allsop

All apartments are pet-friendly, and renters can choose fully furnished options or bring their own furniture. Many of the homes at Duet feature waterside views and offer a tranquil and relaxing living space just moments from the heart of Salford Quays.

5) Local Blackfriars by urbanbubble

Local Blackfriars is a neighbourhood within a neighbourhood, thanks to community-driven amenities like a local pub, cinema room, on-site fitness centre and communal garden. Located on Blackfriars Road, the development is just a short stroll from the heart of Manchester.

Living room at Local Blackfriars

Apartments are what you would come to expect from a high-end Build-to-Rent developer. They feature designer finishes in bright and airy spaces and come in one, two and three-bed options, including plush Manhattan-style townhouses.

6) The Trilogy by More

Award-winning The Trilogy is a co-living development from More that's located in popular Castlefield. Apartments offer plenty of style, while the development features exciting amenities such as landscaped communal gardens, fitness centre, a lounge and workspaces.

Communal area at The Trilogy

Castlefield is full of iconic canals and warehouses, and The Alsop blends perfectly into one of Manchester's most sought-after areas. The neighbourhood is a great area to cycle around, with residents at More benefiting from dedicated cycle storage.

7) Media City Towers by X1

X1 has developed several excellent co-living spaces in Manchester, including Media City Towers. Spanning over four towers, apartment options range from studio to three-bedroom homes, and the developments are less than a two-minute walk from Harbour City tram stop.

Living room at Media City Towers

Like Manchester Waters, residents have access to a 24/7 on-site gym and cinema room. Renters can work up a sweat before relaxing in front of the big screen. There’s also a loyalty card available for all X1 renters.

8) Endeavour House by X1

Another X1 gem, Endeavour House is a luxury co-living development in the heart of Salford Quays. One and two-bedroom options come fully furnished and have been designed to a high standard. Apartments come equipped with allocated secure parking, which is a handy bonus. 

Endeavour House living room

X1 members also benefit from a professional maintenance team who are onsite to fix any issues, even after hours. Salford Quays is the home of MediaCityUK, which makes Endeavour House the ideal location for professionals.

9) Spinner House by X1

X1 is on a roll, with Spinner House also making the list for most viewed Build-to-Rent Communities. Fully furnished one and two-bedroom apartments are on offer at Spinner House, which also enjoys a Salford Quays location.

Spinner House living room

Each apartment comes with a balcony, while Hyperopic internet and secure underground parking are also available. The X1 loyalty card offers residents perks at many bars, restaurants and shops around Manchester.

10) New Maker Yards by Get Living

Salford is one of the biggest benefactors of new homes in Manchester, and New Maker Yards only adds to the excellent housing options on offer. The largest Build-to-Rent Communities outside of London, New Maker Yards has 275 new homes, which will rise to 800 once it’s next phase is complete.

Kitchen at New Maker's Yard

Residents will benefit from a clubroom designed for networking and events, while co-working areas and outside space provide more options for renters. Quaint canals and quiet courtyards surround New Maker Yards, offering renters a slice of peace and quiet in the vibrant city of Manchester

Living the renter-friendly life in Manchester

There you have it — the best of the best when it comes to the most viewed Manchester Communities. Whether it’s local living in Salford or being in the heart of the city centre, Manchester has a wealth of Built-to-Rent options that will appeal to a wide range of modern-day renters.

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