Manchester to get new design-led apartments that are 35% larger than anywhere else

Capital & Centric's Phoenix apartments are more spacious than other city centre properties.

By Steven Pankhurst | Last updated 25 February 2020

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Famed for their design-led restoration of historic mills and brutalist concrete structures, the £25m Phoenix development will be Capital & Centric’s first new build to complete in the city.

The apartments feature raw industrial elements contrasting with soft homely design, set in a ten-storey building designed by award winning architects shedkm. Featuring exposed concrete and pipework, with stylishly minimal interiors, the design-led apartments on Chapeltown Street start from £199,000.

The social impact developer has revealed how the 75 one and two bed apartments will be on average 35% larger than other properties in Manchester. Over half will benefit from spacious balconies, with roof gardens a striking feature on the top floor.

Located adjacent to Capital & Centric’s Crusader Mill development, Phoenix residents will be at the heart of the wider community being created around Piccadilly Station.

The developers recently revealed their vision to create a thriving new neighbourhood with plans for a new hotel on Adair Street and ambitions for further offices, hotels, cafes and bars.

Residents of PHOENIX will be part of the community forming at neighbouring Crusader Mill with access to its lush, green courtyard, fire pits, barbeques, WiFi and Bluetooth speakers. They will also share Crusader’s 24/7 concierge and be dog friendly.

Tim Heatley of CAPITAL&CENTRIC said:

“We don’t believe in design by spreadsheet. For us it’s about creating massive, bold and cool homes that reflect how people actually live. People want a place that feels like home. It’s got to have roomy and really big living areas where they can chill and hang out with their mates. The apartments at PHOENIX are bigger and brighter than the rest, with an open plan layout creating more liveable space.

“These apartments are far from your average white box, with exposed concrete and pipework giving them bags of character. PHOENIX is for people that love awesome design and that appreciate the little details, from the architecture down to the interiors.”

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