The coronavirus outbreak has caused many countries and states around the world to initiate a lockdown. But with the vaccine being administered to people gradually, we expect everything to go back to normal sooner or later.
When everything does return to normal, there are surely some things you will want to tick off your bucket list. This article will discuss a list of things you can do in the Manchester area post lockdown.
Take In All The Countryside of Manchester
North of the city of Manchester, you will find nothing less than 500 sq mi of electrifying countryside that you can explore once the lockdown is over. From historical waterways to picturesque towns, there is plenty of attraction in the city’s countryside.
For example, in Wigan, there is the Country Park and Haigh Hall that has canal towpaths and up to 40 miles of woodland trails. Another highlight in the countryside is the elegant Dovestone Reservoir. It takes around an hour to walk around, and you’ll also see the scenic Pennine village of Saddleworth.
Another interesting place worth visiting in Manchester city after the lockdown is Chinatown. It is the second-largest in the UK, and several things make the place stand out. There are numerous quality restaurants with a wide range of great meals that will treat your tastebuds to delight.
The annual Chinese New Year festival, held in February, is also one of the major highlights in Chinatown. It features the dancing dragon famous parade as well as other notable events.
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Head Out To A Beer Garden
If you love nature and enjoy drinking beer, a visit to a beer garden in Manchester should be on your list of things to do post lockdown. There are a couple of amazing beer gardens in the city with spectacular views.
While indoor hospitality is gradually coming back up and running, many people will undoubtedly prefer hanging out outdoors, and a beer garden is a great choice for this. It will give you a chance to soak in some vitamin D while also enjoying a few pints.
Some of the notable beer gardens in the city include White Hart in Lydgate, Eagle and Child in Ramsbottom and Worsley Old Hall in Worsley.
Although the coronavirus outbreak has forced many cities into lockdown, we are hopeful that everything will return to normal soon. If you’re in Manchester city or planning to visit, we’ve highlighted a few things you can consider doing post lockdown. You can explore the countryside, where you can see picturesque towns, waterways and other spots of attraction.
Besides that, you can visit Chinatown where you can enjoy great meals at the restaurants. You can also head out to a beer garden and enjoy some nice views as you drink some pints of beer. Whatever you decide to do after the lockdown, make sure you have some fun.
A look at the plans to turn historic Ancoats mill with rich musical heritage into new apartment complex
Hodder + Partners have just revealed new CGIs and a more detailed look at the plans for their redevelopment of the longstanding Brunswick Mill in Ancoats which is set to become a brand-new apartment complex.
The proposals to turn the once creative space with decades of musical heritage into a new residential site were revealed back in 2021 and approved within just a few months, despite having been met with plenty of resistance given its history and cultural significance.
Nevertheless, Northern company Big Red Construction recently kicked off the £50+ million renovation on behalf of developer Arrowsmith Investments and the apartments are projected to be finished in 2026.
With that in mind, the architectural designers Hodder have just released a new look at what Brunswick Mill is set to look like once completed:
Set to transform the historic industrial mill-turned-creative space and music studios on the edge of New Islington into 153 new apartments, ranging from one, two and three-bedroom residences, the redevelopment will be spread across two phases.
In line with designs by Hodder + Partners, the initial phase involves converting the existing mill building and the construction of new four and seven-storey elements to accommodate the remaining 127 homes on the Bradford Road plot in Ancoats.
Big Red Construction, who are also working on the Peelers Yard building for CERT Property and Myprotein founder Oliver Cookson, are expected to complete phase one by the first quarter of 2026.
Here’s another look at what living space people are already buying up:
Along with Hodder + Partners as architects, the project team also consists of HW Consultancy who are covering structural aspects, Manchester firm Clancy for mechanical and electrical considerations, as well as AM Pyro as fire engineers.
With property company Orlando Reid serving as estate agents for the project, 42 out of the 153 apartments have already been sold off-plan, with managing director Baljit Arora describing it as “an exciting period for all parties involved and for the city of Manchester”.
This is just the latest chapter in the continued regeneration of the Ancoats and the New Islington areas, which remain two of the most heavily re-developed areas in the city centre and Greater Manchester as a whole. You can see other hot properties in and around the region HERE.