FIRST LOOK: The £53m Waterfront Development transforming "booming Ordsall"

New homes at Dock5 on Ordsall’s waterfront offer the best of city life and green space...

By Manchester's Finest | 5 October 2021

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Part of the on-going redevelopment and massive transformation of Ordsall, Dock5 is a stunning new waterside community and neighbourhood made up of 394 stylish apartments and townhouses.

The development marks the latest phase in plans to turn ‘booming Ordsall’ into the next property hotspot with millions of pounds of investment and its desirable proximity to Manchester city centre and Media City.

Benefitting from millions’ in public and private investment, the suburb is set to be transformed with more than 1,000 new homes over the coming years, many on the waterfront with picturesque views of the River Irwell at the same time being very accessible to the city centre on-foot or via great public transport links.

The Dock5 community will be made up of 394 stylish furnished and unfurnished apartments and townhouses, with access to a state-of-the-art gym, free-to-use communal workspaces along with parcel lockers, cleaning services, and even pet-walking services.

Unlike the majority of the new apartment complexes in the area, any profits from Dock5 will be reinvested into the local community and to build new housing schemes to help end homelessness locally.

The first phase of the 121 homes are now available to let, so interested flat-hunters are being encouraged to book viewings now to reserve their new place and avoid disappointment. The scheme will be fully complete in 2022.

Being so close to Manchester city centre, Ordsall is booming having seen millions of pounds of investment in the last five years as more people decide to stay in Greater Manchester and as more jobs are created in nearby MediaCity.

Rents at Dock5 start at £700 per month, making them much more attainable than in other parts of Manchester city centre.

Mark Edwards, Strategic Lead at ForLiving, said; “Our team has been putting the finishing touches to the first phase of Dock5 and our stunning show homes. We’re extremely proud of the community we’re building here in Ordsall and we’re confident people will fall in love with the design, the fantastic location and the opportunities for work and play in a safe, friendly hub.

“We’ve put people at the heart of every decision we’ve made here which has helped us add in those extra touches which will make lives easier like parcel lockers, cleaning services, a gym and even pet-walking services.

“We’ve had lots of interest already from local people, university grads, creatives and professionals who are keen to benefit from, quality, modern home that bring city living at prices people can afford.

“We also know that people are increasingly passionate about being socially conscious, so feel really reassured when they learn about ForLiving’s wider commitment to invest profits back into the community and to help build new schemes to tackle homelessness.”

Ordsall is also known for its beautiful historic manor house, Ordsall Hall and famous musical connections like Salford Lads Club which appeared on the sleeve of The Smiths’ The Queen is Dead album.


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