New build-to-rent community to launch in Manchester neighbourhood named ‘best up-and-coming place to live’

The development will feature a host of amenities, like yoga rooms, a gym and a games room

By Manchester's Finest | 20 March 2024

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A new build-to-rent community is set to launch in Piccadilly East, the city centre neighbourhood that was named by the Sunday Times as being one of the ‘best up-and-coming places to live in the UK’.

Called The Castings, the new creative hub – which is owned by the same people behind the five-star Lowry Hotel – is situated just behind Piccadilly Station, on the cusp of the Northern Quarter and Ancoats.

Made up of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, the development will feature a host of amenities.

Among them will be a new yoga room and gym, a games room, private dining spaces and a work hub. There will also be three food and beverage outlets on the ground floor.

Piccadilly East was named in the Sunday Times’ coveted lists of best places to live in 2020, the the development walking distance from the bars and restaurants of Ancoats and the Piccadilly Basin, as well as the Cloudwater and Track brewery taprooms, Diecast, Ducie Street Warehouse and the soon-to-open Co-op Live.

As the name suggests, the 350 design-led apartments are inspired by the casting of metals, incorporating industrial shapes, flowing forms and molten textures.

On the imminent launch, The Castings community manager, Dave Evans, comments: “In just a couple of months, we’ll be welcoming residents into our new community. 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 which already contains some of the most exciting venues within the city, it’s the next generation of Manchester, and following on from the footsteps of Ancoats we hope to continue to create the next bustling creative hub in the city.”

The prices for the new scheme start from £1150 per month for a studio apartment, £1250 for a 1-bed apartment, £1525 per month for a 2-bed and £2175 for a 3-bed apartment.

You can book in for viewings now, with move-in dates from June. You can register interest here…

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