These Huge New York Loft Style Apartments are Available to Buy in Ancoats

and you can arrange an on-site socially distanced viewing now.

By Manchester's Finest | 7 July 2020

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An historic Manchester building is transforming into one of the city’s most exciting apartment developments and, in the process, inspiring a new generation of city dwellers to ‘think big’ in their dream home search.

Located within the former Brownsfield Mill, the Grade-II listed Avro building was once home to Britain’s first aeroplane manufacturer and is now being converted by award-winning regeneration company Urban Splash into an exclusive collection of sprawling loft-style apartments.

The original fabric of this beautiful building is being retained, meaning that homes will offer high ceilings, feature brick walls, exposed iron work and large, original windows that together will create a suite of exceptional apartments offering a modern twist on the heritage space. As some of the largest apartments in Manchester, available properties at Avro range in size from 831 sq ft to over 1400 sq ft.

Avro is celebrated as the original home of famed aviation firm, A.V.Roe and Co. and sits close to the neighbourhoods of Ancoats and New Islington. The loft-style apartments feature the kind of rare urban living space that led to the first release of apartments selling out in a matter of months.

Completion is expected later in year, with the final homes now on sale. Prices for the remaining two-bedroom apartments start at £350,000.

Guy Ackernley, residential director at Urban Splash said: “Avro is that rare building where history collides with contemporary design to create something truly unique. This is a building for individuals with a strong sense of style but who also appreciate what the character of an older building can bring to the home environment.”

Avro is representative of the Urban Splash commitment to the regeneration of older buildings in the pursuit of creating new and vibrant communities. The meticulous focus on forward-thinking architectural design is visible in every element of the building, as is the Urban Splash emphasis on promoting access to green space.

Avro is one of a rare breed of city centre apartment buildings to feature a residents-only garden as a central part of the scheme. Designed as an extension to the internal space, the 3000 sq ft garden offers areas for socialising and solitude and will be an urban oasis for residents to enjoy.

Guy continues:

“We know from the those lucky enough to have already reserved apartments at Avro that this is a scheme people are particularly excited about. The unique style of the internals, access to outdoor space and the sheer abundance of heritage features at Avro makes this one of the most ambitious but striking schemes currently on the market.

“Located as it is in such a convenient location for accessing all that our vibrant city has to offer, Avro is a prime example of a successful residential scheme creating premier living spaces for the more discerning urban dweller.”


A limited number of loft apartments remain for sale at the Avro Building, priced from £350,000.

For more information, you can watch the new Avro film and sign up for Virtual viewings via the Urban Splash website:

More Information & virtual viewing


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