First look at Manchester’s newest community of stunning ‘lifestyle-led’ apartments

Viewings are set to commence from next week.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 13th March 2024

A new community of “lifestyle-led” apartments in one of Manchester’s most up-and-coming neighbourhoods is launching this week.

The apartment images and CGIs of the vibrant development have also just been released too.

The Castings is a brand-new ‘Build To Rent’ community of 352 apartments in Piccadilly East, which is often touted as one of Manchester‘s next-generation neighbourhoods.

The development – which is owned by CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT), also known as the owners of the famous The Lowry hotel – is “bringing new life” to the up-and-coming neighbourhood near Manchester Piccadilly station with its range of studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments.

Viewings of the show apartments will be ready to book from this week, all before the development is then set to open its doors to residents in June.


Sitting at the heart of an area steeped in rich industrial history, the development’s name, The Castings, has been chosen to pay homage to its past, and derives from pouring molten metals and other materials into moulds.

The design-led apartments are also inspired by these industrial shapes, flowing forms, and molten textures, according to developers.


As well as the hundreds of stunning apartments, the new lifestyle-led development will also feature a wellness studio and gym, a games room, private dining spaces, a roof terrace, and a co-working hub too – with a collection of food and drink, and retail businesses set to open for both residents and anyone in the surrounding city centre area.

The development will become a focal point of the up-and-coming Piccadilly East neighbourhood once it opens / Credit: Supplied

The Castings will become a focal point of Piccadilly East once it opens.

Not only was it named by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to live last year, but Piccadilly East – which is conveniently-adjacent to Ancoats, New Islington, and the Northern Quarter – is already home to some of Manchester’s most popular food, drink, and live entertainment venues, and is soon to welcome the highly-anticipated Co-op Live arena, too.


“In just a couple of months, we’ll be welcoming residents into our new community,” The Castings community manager, Dave Evans, commented ahead of viewings of the show apartments launching this week.

The new lifestyle-led development will also feature a gym, games room, co-working hub, and more / Credit: Supplied

He continued: “The focus for The Castings has been to create much more than just apartments, it’s a whole new lifestyle, with the best service and living experience that Manchester has to offer.

“Piccadilly East is a really exciting area to be part of, as it’s the next generation of Manchester, and following on from the footsteps of Ancoats, we hope to help create the next bustling creative hub in the city.”

Viewings of The Castings’ show apartments are due to begin from Monday 18 March onwards, with prices expected to start from £1,150 per month for a Studio, £1,250 per month for a one-bed apartment, £1,525 per month for a two-bed, and £2,175 for a three-bed apartment.

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With the first residents able to move into the apartments from June, you can now register your interest, book a viewing, and find out more on The Castings website here.

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