Details unveiled for NEW £50m Ancoats Community

Located on the corner of Carruthers Street and Pollard Street, the Ancoats Work site is currently a vacant storage depot.

By Emma Davidson | March 28th '22

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With Ancoats now being one of the most popular spaces for young professionals to up and move to, Kamani Property Group and Capital&Centric want to transform the Ancoats Work site into a thriving community.

The project includes apartments, duplexes and townhouses, with the apartments housing one- and two-bedrooms and the duplexes, three.

If Manchester City Council approves the application, the developers have said that work could start on the site in early 2023.

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The historic Ancoats Work façade would be retained and, in an effort to restore the canalside, lighting and planting would also be added to brighten and modernise the red bricked buildings that one dominated the industrial area.

“The design strikes the perfect blend between old and new – retaining parts of the historic building with the iconic ‘Ancoats Works’ signage, whilst creating design-led homes on what’s currently a pretty unloved, industrial site,” said Kamani Property Chief Executive, Adam Kamani.

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“As well as new homes, we plan to deliver stunning outdoor spaces and improve the canalside, making the space much more welcoming with real character.”

Also included in the plans is a community hangout space, that could take the form of either a new store, café, or bar – something that would fit in nicely to the current Ancoats landscape.

Adam Higgins, Co-Founder of Capital&Centric, said he was excited to get the project going: “At our communities in Piccadilly East and Kampus, we’ve seen first-hand that Manchester’s diverse neighbourhoods are attracting a real mix of people wanting to put down roots in the city.

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“More and more, young families, retirees and downsizers are wanting to call the city home, as well as the more stereotypical young professionals. Ancoats Works responds to that, with a mix of townhouses and apartments to help foster a diverse neighbourhood, as well as spaces like the corner café bar and gardens where a genuine community can bond and grow.”

Submission of the Ancoats Works application follows community consultation last year.