We’re the envy of the England, right now. With all the unique developments popping up left, right and centre, who wouldn’t want to live in Manchester?
City centre living in the capital of the north just keeps on getting bigger, better and more exciting – and no new neighbourhood encapsulates this better than Circle Square.
Vita Living at Circle Square offers residents unrivalled design, space and location in the heart of M1 set in the latest dynamic district – comprising of beautiful modern apartments nestled in a village atmosphere.
There’s also a range of independent artisan coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and retailers surrounding the landscaped five-acre hub – turning Circle Square into its very own bustling Mancunian community.
Each Vita Living apartment is finished to the highest specification, boasting open plan layouts, extended ceiling heights, tailored kitchens with a full suite of appliances, built-in wardrobes, floor-to-ceiling windows, Juliet balconies, and a ratio of 1:1 bathrooms per bedroom, which means no more waiting for the shower.
All apartments are pet-friendly and come fully-furnished with free super-fast WiFi as standard.
There’s also the option to choose from four distinctive interior design style routes too, which are inspired by European cities – Classic, Oslo, Berlin, and Milan.
Providing a safe environment that offers residents an extensive amount of space to relax, dine, socialise and work in, the building is managed 24 hours a day with a dedicated residence team who provide a constant sense of security.
As a resident of Vita Living, you’ll be part of a unique and vibrant community where your neighbours include museums, famous music venues, street food hot spots, some of the city’s best bars, and a host of incredible restaurants.
Think early morning HIIT classes, brunches with friends, VIP parties, family picnics, cookery classes and more.
Not only that, but Vita Living is also better kitted-out for work than most offices too.
So if you’re self-employed, a freelancer, or just need the occasional at-home working day with no distractions, there’s a choice of fit-for-purpose work spaces to make the most of on-site.
All communal spaces are completely flexible and designed to make the most of everyday life giving you so much more than apartment.
And, as well as all of the above, there’s parking available for residents, too.
Vita Living is set to open in January 2021.
One Bedroom (44m²)
Two Bedroom (66m²)
Three Bedroom (89m²)
Descriptions of each apartment and floorplans / layouts can be viewed here.
Reservations are now open. You can click here to register your interest and book an appointment, or you can find more information, FAQs and step-by-step reservation processes – as well as details on deposit payment schemes, credit checks and move-in procedures – via the Vita Living website.
‘No-fault’ evictions to be banned in England under new renters’ reform bill
Plans to ban no-fault evictions in England have been unveiled as part of a long-awaited overhaul of the private rental sector.
Well over three years after the UK Government pledged in its manifesto to abolish the practice, and thus empower renters to “challenge poor landlords without fear of losing their home”, the Renters’ (Reform) Bill has been unveiled in Parliament this week.
And it’s being described as a “once-in-a-generation” announcement.
At present, Section 21 – or ‘no-fault’ – evictions allow private landlords to take back possession of their properties from tenants without giving a reason for doing so, but Housing Secretary Michael Gove said this was giving rise to rogue landlords.
He claimed the law allows landlords to intimidate tenants into staying silent about disrepair, and insisted that “no one should be faced with eviction for speaking out”.
Some of the other measures announced as part of the Renters’ Reform Bill include making it easier to evict tenants for anti-social behaviour or repeatedly missing rent payments, the capping of rent increases to just once a year with a required two-months’ notice to tenants, and a minimum housing standard for the private sector, which means accommodation must be well-maintained throughout tenancy and be free from health and safety hazards.
The bill also includes the establishment of a new ombudsman covering all private landlords, and an online property portal where landlords must prove their compliance with legal requirements
Other new rules set to be introduced include requiring landlords to consider all requests to keep pets and not unreasonably-refusing them, and the abolishment of blanket bans on benefit claimants or people with children.
“Too many renters are living in damp, unsafe, cold homes, powerless to put things right, and with the threat of sudden eviction hanging over them,” Mr Gove said on the announcement of the bill.
“These new laws will support the vast majority of responsible landlords who provide quality homes to their tenants, while delivering our manifesto commitment to abolish Section 21 ‘no-fault’ evictions to ensure that everyone can live somewhere which is decent, safe and secure”.
Council submits plans to turn derelict Manchester leisure centre into ‘affordable homes’
A derelict former leisure centre in Manchester could be transformed under new plans submitted to turn the site into affordable housing.
Manchester City Council has this week confirmed that planning applications have been submitted for the redevelopment of the former Chorlton Leisure Centre as an affordable ‘Later Living’ scheme for local people.
The development will be made up of a mix of 50 one and two-bedroom apartments for the over 55s.
Seven of the apartments will be for sale by shared ownership, three will be neighbourhood apartments that provide ‘step up accommodation’, leaving the remaining 40 apartments to be capped at the Manchester Living Rent – which means they will be priced either at or below the local housing allowance level.
Lettings will be prioritised to over 55s with a housing priority need, which includes those who are keen to ”right-size and free up a social rented family home” in the local area for families on the housing waiting list.
The Council says it wants the development – which is set to see an investment of over £12 million – to have the “flexibility to adapt over time” in order to meet the changing needs of residents, meaning they can move from their existing family home and right-size to a new more suitable home that provides them with “everything they need for years to come”.
Not only will the development include “well-thought-out” communal spaces for residents, but the Council says there’ll also be opportunities to eventually integrate other external features within the community too – such as health services, wellbeing spaces, and different hubs for social interaction and involvement.
As affordable homes to rent in highly sought-after neighbourhoods like Chorlton are much needed at the moment, the Council says it expects homes in the new development to be “in high demand”.
“We know that local people have been eager to see this site brought back into use for some time and it’s great to see the project moving at full steam,” admitted Cllr Gavin White from Manchester City Council.