Manchester is a sprawling metropolis where the hustle and bustle of city life is in full flow. From cultural attractions to swanky bars and top-notch restaurants, the UK’s second city seems to be where all the fun happens.
But if you’re living in Manchester, sometimes you might want to get away from the bright lights – even if it is only temporary. That’s where Salford Quays and, more importantly, Clippers Quay come in. Set along the South Bay waterside, Clippers Quay offers a selection of homes that provide respite from the city.
Adjacent to Salford Quays’ abundance of places to eat, drink and socialise, Grainger’s Clippers Quay is one of Manchester’s latest Build-to-Rent communities. And if you’re thinking of moving there, you’ll probably want to know about everything there is to see and do in the area.
So read on, and see what Salford Quays and Clippers Quay have to offer.
So close but yet so far away
Salford Quays offers a tranquil oasis that feels like it’s a million miles away from the city centre of Manchester. And yet, a quick look at Google maps will tell you that it’s just 2.5 miles from the heart of the city.
Therefore, residents of Salford Quays can embrace the best of both worlds and spend time in some of Manchester’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, like the Northern Quarter, before easily retreating to their relaxing living quarters without needing to travel too far.
What makes Salford Quays different?
Salford Quays is one of Manchester’s most impressive regeneration projects. Set on Manchester’s waterfront, Salford Quays is primarily known as the home of MediaCityUK – a 200-acre mixed-use property development that houses the BBC, ITV, Ericsson and more.
Living in Salford Quays means you get all the benefits of a big city with the added bonus of peaceful waterfront settings. The area is one of the most visually appealing parts of the city and has its own distinct feel and flavour.
Things to do and see in Salford Quays
Salford Quays might be all about the vibes, but there’s plenty of substance too. Whether you’re a culture vulture or dinner party connoisseur, the attractions, bars, restaurants and shops blend perfectly with the serene waterside settings.
The Lowry is a theatre and gallery complex that was named after legendary painter L.S Lowry. 22,000 sq ft of gallery space, two theatres and drama studio help make The Lowry one of Manchester’s leading art spaces.
If socialising is at the top of your agenda, head to Pier Eight and tuck into modern British cuisine at one of Manchester’s most upmarket restaurants. Over at MediaCityUK, which sits next to the historic Manchester Ship Canal, The Alchemist has you covered with the best cocktails around.
Salford Quays apartments
An area is nothing without the homes it features. Fortunately, Salford Quays has some of the best apartments in Manchester, with Clippers Quay leading the way. From Build-to-Rent operator Grainger, Clippers Quay offers a vibrant community set to a peaceful waterside backdrop.
Spacious homes are designed exclusively for renters and come in one, two and three-bedroom options that are pet friendly. You can choose furnished or unfurnished, while some homes have their own private balcony and sweeping views of the waterside.
Away from the apartments, there’s a 24-hour concierge to help with your queries, an on-site gym and social spaces that include a lounge, games’ room, co-working space and cinema room. Living in Clippers Quay is about the whole community, and the on-site social spaces help foster a feeling of togetherness.
Clippers Quay is a reflection of Salford Quays, offering an extension of the tranquil, yet vibrant, lifestyle on offer in the M50 postcode.
Get a sneak peek of Syren
Clippers Quay continues to expand with the opening of Syren, the latest phase of the community. And you can get a sneak peek of the brand-new building on 26th September with a private viewing tour. Book your slot and enjoy a coffee cart barista, who will be on site offering free coffee.
Hot brews and a brand new community, set to the backdrop of Salford Quays – a place where you can escape the daily grind and soak up the calm and quiet settings. What more could you ask for?