But this has to be, by far, one of the most special houses on the market at the moment.
Whether you realise it or not, there’s actually a castle-inspired home sat proudly in the highly-sought-after Bury village of Greenmount, and it comes with a literal turreted tower and panoramic views that stretch to the Peel Monument, over to Manchester city centre, and as far as the eye can see.
Tower Court is an impressive four-bedroom family home filled with character, exceptional features that really make the most of its architecture, and spacious accommodation set over five floors right to the top of the tower itself.
Set in the heart of Greenmount’s Kirklees Trail nature reserve, the home has the type of commanding views over surrounding fields that not many others can boast.
Estate agents Fine & Country describe the property as having an “unparalleled outlook”.
Externals of Tower Court and the surrounding views / Credit: Fine & Country
The development the property sits within in is accessed via a private electric-gated courtyard, which no doubt gives it the sense of grandeur a literal tower deserves.
The property enjoys a convenient, yet semi-rural location, while still being within easy reach of a range of local amenities, schools, shopping, and entertainment, as well as lots of walking routes in the open countryside.
While the Tower Court may look like you’ve taken a step back in time when you look at it from the outside, internally, it’s a different story, as estate agents praise the property for combing unique construction, styling, and thoughtfully-laid-out living space.
The property boasts modern touches and fittings, with little nods to character at every turn.
The main living room, kitchen / diner, bedroom, and family bathroom / Credit: Fine & Country
When it comes to the accommodation on offer, the property combines everything you would expect a contemporary home in 2023 to have – with a wide entranceway, plenty of open-plan living spaces, a kitchen / diner that’s ideal for entertaining, and a handful of reception rooms for all the family to make the most of.
The property also has four spacious double bedrooms, with the master bedroom boasting an en-suite shower room and a walk-in wardrobe.
The fourth and fifth floor are where you’ll find some of the most impressive features of the property though.
On the fourth floor is an entertainment lounge, bar, and cinema room, which is the perfect place to either relax after a long day or entertain guests, and then if you go up to the fifth floor, this is where you’ll find the property’s undoubted gem – the rooftop garden in the tower turret.
The entertainment lounge and the rooftop garden / Credit: Fine & Country
As well as all the impressive living spaces inside the property, externally, the property also comes with off-road parking spaces for several vehicles, and handy access to storage space within a separate communal garage area.
We can probably all agree that this is one of the most unique properties on the market in Greater Manchester now, can’t we?
And, even with all its unrivalled character and charm, Tower Court is only on the market for £600,000.
Outdated Manchester building could become new ‘innovation hub’ as part of £1.7bn transformation plans
An outdated Manchester building could be “reactivated” into a brand-new innovation hub as part of ambitious transformation plans.
The Renold Building – which dates back to 1962, and was the first of its kind UK at the time – will take on a new lease of life, and become a home for “forward-thinking entrepreneurs and SMEs” to develop new ideas and solutions that will help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.
ID Manchester is an “ambitious” plan to transform the University’s former North Campus into a “welcoming and accessible” new £1.7 billion innovation district.
We’re happy to share plans for ID Manchester's innovation hub, reactivating the Renold Building as a home for science and tech start-ups. With coworking, office & community event spaces, it will be central to the #IDManchester ecosystem.
According to UoM, the new vision for the Renold Building will celebrate its history as an educational hub by hosting the next wave of science and technology innovators, and building an inclusive and purpose-driven community.
The city centre building will provide a range of coworking, office, and meeting facilities to accommodate and support collaboration between researchers, entrepreneurs, businesses, and partner organisations.
On top of this, new events and exhibition spaces – including lecture theatres, and a community cafe – will be accessible to local businesses, community groups, and arts and culture organisations as part of the project, so that they have the chance to host and participate in a wide range of engaging events and activities.
Outdated Manchester building could become new ‘innovation hub’ as part of £1.7bn transformation plans / Credit: Bruntwood
“The Renold Building will be an invaluable place to bring together like-minded organisations and partners to collaborate, develop, and test new ideas,” commented John Holden, who is the Associate Vice-President for Major Special Projects at UoM.
“We’re building our innovation ecosystem from the ground up, and the Renold Building will be a place that not only accelerates the growth of our city’s most promising entrepreneurs, SMEs and university spin-outs, but also provides the spaces and opportunities to allow our local communities to participate, experience and benefit from innovation too.”
An application to convert the building from educational to commercial use has been submitted to Manchester City Council, UoM and Bruntwood SciTech have confirmed.
Pending application approval, the building is set to open in late 2024.
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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:
The short trailer gives a glimpse at the history of the Brunswick Mill space and what it’s set to become.
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:
The bathroom plans.‘New with the old’ bedroom-designs.A first look inside the Brunswick Mill flats. (Credit: Supplied)
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.