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Category: Manchester

One Port Street hits £105M in sales since global launch

We are delighted to share that our landmark Manchester development, One Port Street, has sold over £105 million-worth of apartments just two months since its global launch in February 2023, surpassing our expectations for demand. The development, located in the city’s iconic Northern Quarter, will deliver 477 premium apartments when construction completes in Q4 2025. Selling over £105 million-worth of apartments represents two of the residence’s buildings now being sold out. One Port Street will be the first development in Select Property’s flagship residential brand the ‘Prestige Collection’, which centres...

Where to invest in the UK property market in 2023

The UK property market has seen unprecedented changes since the start of the pandemic. From house prices continually rising to a shift in buyers’ preferences, COVID-19 has changed the way we live, rent, and buy property for the long term. Putting this impact into perspective, Halifax recently reported a staggering +20.4% increase in house prices over the last three years, compared to just +7.8% in the three years pre-pandemic. Helping buyers navigate their investment decisions, JLL recently published their annual Big Six Residential Report, which compares market activity, house prices...

Everything except a beach? 8 venues transforming Manchester

Gaining global recognition for its food, culture and lifestyle offering, Manchester is ranking among international cities such as New York, Barcelona, and Melbourne as a top travel destination for 2023. Recently acclaimed by heavy hitters – National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and TimeOut, Manchester exceeds its hard-earned reputation as the Capital of the North and stands independently of London’s shadow. Building on a proud legacy of world-class musicians, entrepreneurs and people that changed the world, Manchester continues to innovate in the arts, culture and lifestyle space. As Ian Brown, lead singer...

Select Property bolsters marketing team with senior hire

Select Property has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointment of Hannah Rockliffe-Wrigley joining as Global Marketing Director. Rockliffe-Wrigley joins with over 15 years’ marketing experience in the property industry having spent the last five years as Marketing Director at Bruntwood Works, during which Hannah headed up marketing and brand strategy across Bruntwood Works, Affleck’s, Hatch and Bruntwood’s town centres. Prior to this, Rockliffe-Wrigley draws experience from Allied London, Radisson Hotel Group, Dock 10 and Holden Media. In her new role, Rockliffe-Wrigley will develop and deliver Select Property’s marketing...

Select Property launches landmark development in Manchester’s iconic Northern Quarter

First CGIs released of Manchester City Centre’s latest residential development, One Port Street The first building in Select Property’s flagship residential brand, the ‘Prestige Collection’ One Port Street will focus on outstanding resident wellbeing, amenity and service Delivering 477 premium apartments, the development will create 59 jobs and will bring £28M of economic impact to the city.   Select Property, a leading property developer, operator and investment specialist, has launched One Port Street - a landmark residential destination in the heart of Manchester’s vibrant Northern Quarter with construction due to...

Introducing One Port Street, Manchester

Recently voted by TimeOut as one of the world’s ‘coolest neighbourhoods’, attracting creatives and professionals to live and work, the Northern Quarter calls for a residential offering to keep pace with the demands of its inhabitants. Manchester’s creative district built its reputation on a love for independent businesses, a world-class food scene and vibrant street art on every corner. Described for decades as ‘up and coming’, the Northern Quarter is officially the here and now. Self-named ‘NQ’, the hipster hangout is Manchester’s answer to Shoreditch, Brooklyn, or West Hollywood. A...

JLL: Annual investment in UK real estate reaches £10bn

JLL recently published their latest UK Residential Forecasts Report (Q4 2022). Crediting the UK’s chronic housing shortfall as a key driver for the property market’s continued strength and resilience, JLL forecasts that there will be a national shortfall of 610,000 homes over the next five years alone – up from their previous prediction for an already stark shortfall of 500,000. The report also provides a strong insight into the UK’s rental market, forecasting Manchester and Birmingham as leading UK cities for property price and rental growth over the next five...

Manchester rents soar as supply reaches a new low

Urbanbubble just published their Q3 report on Manchester’s rental market, revealing record high demand and record low supply of available property. This supply and demand imbalance is driving rental prices to record levels, with two-bedroom apartments up almost 21% annually. Read this blog for a headline summary or listen to our exclusive podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts with Urbanbubble’s Ed Howe for unheard insights, key drivers, and future market predictions. Available rental properties in Manchester fell to an all-time low last quarter, with just 360 vacant properties...

11 things to do in Manchester’s Northern Quarter & Ancoats

Whilst glistening skyscrapers and countless cranes represent a ‘new’ Manchester, it only takes a walk around the Northern Quarter to see – and indeed feel – an unmistakably Mancunian sense of pride in its industrial past. A popular hotspot for creatives, young professionals, and post-graduates to live and work, the Northern Quarter is no longer ‘up and coming’, it’s officially the here and now. Self-named ‘NQ’, the district built its reputation on a love for independent businesses, incredible food, world-class nightlife, and one thing you can’t ignore – street art...

Why Manchester is Such a High-Demand Location for Investors and Tenants

Once an integral part of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, Manchester remains one of the UK’s most important and fastest-growing cities. Performing exceptionally well this year despite challenging global circumstances, Q1 2021 saw a 34% rise in the number of properties being let in Manchester compared to the same period in 2018 and 2019, as reported in Urbanbubble’s Manchester Quarterly Report. Manchester continues to drive strong returns for investors in the form of long-term capital growth and strong rental yields. But what are the key factors to the success of one of...
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