Inside one of Manchester’s coolest apartments, where fashion heritage meets independent food and drink

Obsessed with Minshull Warehouse at Kampus

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 8th February 2024

When most people think about apartment living in Manchester, our minds will conjure up the obvious – a big converted mill building with beams and brick walls.

But those of us who’ve tried flat-hunting in the last decade will know that these beautiful old buildings are actually few and far between these days.

Enter Kampus, and specifically the Minshull Warehouse building, where the apartments are as classically Manchester as it gets.

This former Victorian textiles warehouse (told you it was very Manc) has been converted into a beautiful building of one-and-two bedroom flats, where historic brickwork sits alongside modern, modular fittings.

The building itself is woven into Manchester’s history, having been the birthplace of Baracuta’s iconic Harrington Jacket.


And now it’s making a modern-day name for itself too, as part of Kampus’s leafy, independent neighbourhood.

Kampus let us into one of the two-bedroom Minshull Warehouse apartments for a nosey, and the pictures really speak for themselves.


As you walk into this top-floor apartment, the first thing that strikes you is the huge vaulted ceiling, with a skylight insert that is flooding the space with (admittedly rare) sunlight.

It’s a massive open-plan living space, fully furnished with a comfy couch and armchair.

The dining area is positioned by a large window that overlooks the carefully landscaped Kampus grounds (this neighbourhood is all about the greenery) and over to the historic university buildings on Sackville Street.


There’s a well-equipped kitchen too, with an integrated fridge and dishwasher, plus a huge cupboard that’s home to a washing machine.

Another rarity in the Manchester rental market is that the two bedrooms are almost exactly the same size, so there’s no scrapping over who gets lumped with the box room.

The ‘master’ bedroom has its own huge en suite, which is a plus, but the other bedroom can make use of the main bathroom which is also enormous.

And the second bedroom gets an extra built-in wardrobe – we know which one we’d pick.

Throughout the Minshull Street apartment you’ll find restored details amongst the modern makeover, in massive wooden ceiling beams and exposed brick walls.


And of course, your rent at Kampus doesn’t just cover your beautiful new pad.

It also includes all the amenities that have been built into the neighbourhood’s redevelopment, from the huge communal gym to the lush gardens.

There’s a roof terrace, a cinema, private dining room, co-working spaces, lounges and loads more facilities exclusively for Kampus residents.

And quite literally on your doorstep are some of Manchester’s best independent food and drink businesses, including Nell’s, Great North Pie Co, Beeswing, Pollen, and the pop-up alcohol-free bar Love From.

To find out more about Kampus’s apartments, visit kampus-mcr.co.uk/apartments.

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Featured image: The Manc Group