The latest big development in Manchester is ‘newsworthy’ in every sense of the phrase – and it’s proving to be seriously hot property with Manchester residents.
This month, the iconic Co-op Printing Society building – which has stood since 1869 as one of Manchester’s biggest publishing venues for news and media – is completing its transformation from printing press to luxury apartments.
The Grade II listed building is steeped in Mancunian history, having been home to multiple publications for more than a century.
Production wound down during the 1970s, being used intermittently as office space.
Sophisticated kitchens and hotel standard bathrooms have been assembled between the exposed brick walls, wooden floors and original beams – with stunning staircases, stained-glass oak doorways and green tiles all restored and retained.
Flooded with natural daylight from the glass roof above, The Press is also perfectly positioned for residents to get the most out of city life – sitting close by to the green space of Angel Meadow and bars/restaurants of Northern Quarter.
Residents can also take advantage of excellent train and tram links, with Victoria and Shudehill on the doorstep.
Salboy founder and director, Simon Ismail said: “It has been a joy to see this building being brought back to life and save its unique heritage for future generations.
“The location offers the best of city centre life but also easy access to the open green of Angel Meadow Park and the wilder spaces of the Irk Valley.
“We know buyers love the character of old buildings and we believe we have managed to create really unique living spaces combining character and contemporary fittings.”
Manchester secures £5.2m funding to build ‘supported accommodation’ for rough sleepers
Manchester has secured a whopping £5.2 million in funding to build new ‘supported accommodation’ designed to house rough sleepers.
After an application submitted to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme (SHAP) has been approved this week, Manchester City Council says it’s eager to help the former homeless “rebuild their lives”.
This means that, by working in partnership with housing and support providers Humankind, Jigsaw, and Great Places, the Council will oversee the creation of 42 units of supported housing across three different schemes.
The schemes are for single people with a history of rough sleeping and longer-term support needs.
According to the Council, these people will stay in this accommodation and receive personalised support until they are ready to “take the next step to independent living”.
This new £5.2 million funding allocation from the Government covers both the cost of creating the accommodation – which must be completed by March 2025 at the latest – and revenue funding to help run it for its first three years of opening.
“We are working with a range of partners to tackle the homelessness challenge on all fronts, from prevention in the first place to helping people into permanent, settled homes,” explained Cllr Joanna Midgley, who is the Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council.
“Securing this £5.2m funding for the city will help us create much-needed extra accommodation for those being helped off the streets who need significant long-term support before they are ready to live independently.
“It’s only part of a wider response but it will be a welcome addition to the accommodation and support available.”
The news of the successful application comes after the Council published its plan to get rough sleepers off the streets of Manchester and into temporary accommodation this winter back in early November.
Efforts in the city will be “stepped-up even further” in the coming months to encourage people sleeping rough to “come inside and access the wider support available”.
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10 hot properties for sale in Greater Manchester | November 2023
Every month, we show you some of the hottest properties currently on the market in Greater Manchester.
It’s safe to say that Mancunians love a good nosey around other peoples’ houses, and after all, Greater Manchester is a brilliant place to live.
But what can your money currently get you in the area?
In our monthly Hot Property series, we scour the internet to find 10 more of the most diverse, jaw-dropping, accessible, and beautifully-presented homes currently on the market in Greater Manchester for you to take a look at.
This stunning end-terraced period property is situated on a picturesque tree-lined cul-de-sac in the heart of Chorlton village, with all the independent shops, cafes, and bars of Beech Road, and the open space of Chorlton Nature Reserve, just a stroll away, as well as excellent local schooling options and convenient transport links across Greater Manchester on the doorstep.
Having been extended and tastefully-updated by the current owners, the property is well-planned throughout and is offered to the market in immaculate condition – with two an open-plan kitchen-diner, two spacious double bedrooms, and impressive family bathroom suite.
Externally, the property is set back from the road with a yard to the front, and it boasts a well-maintained garden area to the rear.
The property is currently on the market with Chorlton-based independent estate agents JP & Brimelow for £395,000 (Offers in the Region of).
Looking for an immaculately-presented family home that’s just a stone’s throw from a wide range of local amenities, excellent schools, transport links, and the open countryside? Well this three-bedroom semi detached property in the heart of Whitley could be just what you’re after.
With accommodation set over three floors, the property has managed to have many of its original features still retained, while having been tastefully-updated for modern living.
One of the stand-out living spaces has to be the all-important open plan family dining kitchen that comes complete with open fireplace, but other sought-after features include two separate reception rooms, three large bedrooms, well-maintained gardens to the front and the rear, off-road driveway parking, and wealth of character and charm throughout.
Viewing is definitely recommended for this one.
The property is currently on the market with Wigan-based independent estate agents Morgan H Lewis for £375,000.
Situated in the sought-after Rochdale town of Littleborough, with countless amenities, schooling options, and transport links right on the doorstep, is this stunning three-bedroom terraced home that’s described by estate agents as being “larger than average” and “deceptively spacious”, making it an ideal pick for young professionals, growing families of all sizes, and down-sizers alike.
Having been recently renovated by the current owners to a very high standard, the property is now immaculately presented and boasts flexible living accommodations throughout – including a cellar and boarded loft for storage space.
On the outside, the property has an attractive front yard and an enclosed rear garden that’s said to have been “designed with children in mind”.
The property is currently on the market with Rochdale branch of local independent estate agents Ryder & Dutton for £220,000.
Ellesmere Park, Eccles, Salford, Greater Manchester, M30
Home Estate Agents
Detached | x6 Bedrooms | x2 Bathrooms
This impressive six-bedroom semi-detached Victorian family home is located in the heart of the highly-regarded Ellesmere Park, and immediately greets you with a grand facade and period features from first glance.
Internally, the historic property has benefited from tasteful modernisation to create flexible living spaces throughout, yet has still managed to have a wealth of character features – such as bay windows, log-burning fireplaces, and exposed wooden flooring – retained, while externally, there are large and well-maintained lawned gardens to both the front and rear, along with off-road driveway parking for several vehicles.
Estate agents say this is “a real gem of a property” that needs to be viewed to fully appreciate all that’s on offer.
The property is currently on the market with Monton-based independent estate agents Home Estate Agents for £895,000 (Offers Over).
Offered to the market with no onward chain, and occupying a coveted end terraced position on a popular road in the highly-sought-after Trafford town of Urmston – which is known and loved for its wealth of amenities, highly-regarded local schools, and convenient transport connections to Manchester city centre and beyond – is this stunning four-bedroom family home.
Extended ransformed by the current owners to the highest of standards throughout, the property boasts a wonderful modern design theme, but has also had many of its original features retained – including coved ceilings, stripped wooden floors, and double-glazed sash windows.
Beautiful landscaped gardens can be found to both the front and rear of the property.
The property is currently on the market with the Sale branch of local independent estate agents Watersons for £550,000 (Offers Over).
Holly Cottage is a stunning four-bedroom detached family home in the highly-regarded ‘Old Grasscroft’ area of Saddleworth.
With a wide range of amenities, good schooling options, and convenient transport links nearby, as well as offering what estate agents have described as “superbly-presented living space” that’s “ideal” for growing families of all sizes, the attractive property was built in 1994 from reclaimed stone and slate, and has all the character of the local architecture blended with a contemporary interior design.
As well as modern living spaces presented to the highest of standards throughout, the property also boasts an expansive gated driveway, a convenient double garage, and lawned gardens to the rear.
The property is currently on the market with the Uppermill branch of local independent estate agents Ryder & Dutton for £875,000.
Joel Lane, Gee Cross, Hyde, Tameside, Greater Manchester, SK14
On The Move Property Boutique
Detached Bungalow | x4 Bedrooms | x2 Bathrooms
This immaculately-presented four-bedroom detached bungalow is situated in the highly-sought-after Tameside village of Gee Cross – with a wide range of local amenities, schooling options, and tranpsort links across Greater Manchester right on the doorstep, as well as the countryside within easy reach and a number of routes up to Werneth Low.
A large open-plan family kitchen, spacious reception rooms, four double bedrooms, luxurious bathroom suites, a cellar for storage, and a large garage that can also doubles-up as a workshop, are just some of the features this family home boasts.
Estate agents say viewing this property is “highly recommended” if you want to fully appreciate all that’s on offer.
The property is currently on the market with Hyde-based independent estate agents On The Move Property Boutique for £630,000.
Norcot has to be one of the most impressive properties currently on the market in Greater Manchester.
Offered to the market with no onward chain, and with planning permission granted for an impressive kitchen-diner extension, not only this five-bedroom detached stone residence idyllically-set beneath Holcombe Hill and the iconic Peel Tower, with extensive panoramic countryside views from every window, but it’s also just a short distance from all the convenient amenities on offer in the nearby town of Ramsbottom.
Alongside everything needed for modern living, expertly-resorted beams and vaulted ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces, and large windows offering unparalleled views of the surrounding countryside, are just some of the stand-out character features the property boasts.
Externally, the property boasts expansive gardens, and plenty of off-road parking for several vehicles located on a private lengthy driveway.
The property is currently on the market with Bolton-based independent estate agents Wainwrights for £1.6 million.
Considered to be one of the most unique properties currently on the market with the Bramhall area of Stockport, with plenty of convenient amenities, schooling options, and transport links right on the doorstep, is this exceptional five-bedroom extended detached property that expertly combines original character features with modern living.
Estate agents say this is a “rare opportunity” to purchase a property in a highly-sought-after location with “a myriad of possibilities”, all thanks to with its versatile layout.
As well as benefiting from light and spacious living spaces throughout, externally, the property also boasts a large garage that can easily be converted into an annex or workshop, as well as stunning south-facing gardens, and a double-fronted gated driveway that provides ample off-road parking.
The property is currently on the market with the Stockport branch of online national estate agents Purplebricks for £1.35 million (Offers in the Region of).
Occupying an enviable position off a small quiet lane in a semi-rural setting, and being conveniently-close to both a wide range of local amenities, excellent schooling options, and transport links across Greater Manchester and beyond, as well as to nearby surrounding countryside, is this impressive four-bedroom detached family home in the Horwich area of Bolton.
Having undergone extension works in the past, and now being offered to the market in an immaculately-presented condition, with spacious and flexible living accommodations throughout, the property is a credit to the current owners.
Estate agents promise future residents will “feel at home” in the property from “the moment you arrive”.
Externally, the property boasts large and well-maintained gardens, as well as a double garage to the front and driveway parking for several vehicles.
The property is currently on the market with the Horwich branch of local estate agency chain Miller Metcalfe for £1.1 million.