Published: December 20, 2022

Introducing One Port Street, Manchester

Written by Amber Furr

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 dynamic contrast of old and new, Victorian warehouses and Edwardian mills were ideally placed to be converted into independent bars, cafés, and eateries, retaining the charm of Manchester’s industrial roots.

As a historical commercial district in the city centre, the Northern Quarter has limited land space for purpose-built residential property. As a result, most renters live in mill or warehouse conversions, compromising on layout and amenity in exchange for prime location.

One Port Street, Northern Quarter

Redefining city living in Manchester’s creative capital, Select Property are excited to announce our most iconic development to date, One Port Street, launching in 2023.

One Port Street is the first development within the Prestige Collection – our flagship residential brand characterised by five-star hospitality, unmatched amenity, and sustainability. With the charm of a boutique hotel and the exclusivity of a private members’ club, residents will have access to lifestyle benefits unrivalled anywhere else in Manchester.

Designed by renowned architectural firm responsible for transforming Manchester’s skyline, SimpsonHaugh, One Port Street’s design innovates resident experience like never before. Interior design is inspired by the warehouse-chic essence of the Northern Quarter, embracing raw architectural elements including wood, stone and fire to create a stylish urban sanctuary in the heart of the action. One Port Street is set to become as synonymous with the Northern Quarter as the Hilton is with Deansgate.

Greener living

As Generation-Z – known as the ‘Green Generation’ – dominate more of the rental market year-on-year, sustainable living features are no longer a ‘nice-to-have’, but a ‘must-have’.

Due to its prime location in the heart of a popular area with high daily footfall, great care has been taken to ensure that One Port Street prioritises social, environmental, and economic needs of the wider city. The building has been designed with low or zero carbon energy generating technologies. Features include resident carparking with electric charging capacity; 22,000 sq ft of public green space to create a green gateway to the city centre for existing and future residents of the area; initiatives to assist in species adaptation; and more to be revealed when the development launches in 2023.

With a population expanding as rapidly as its skyline, Manchester remains the leading UK city for house price and rental growth over the next five years. Making One Port Street’s location even more desirable, a commercial-led master development has been proposed just a few minutes’ walk from the development with 1 million sq. ft of office space.

A recent report shared that the former Central Retail Park site is a potential headquarters for the UK Government’s Civil Service department, generating a possible 8,000 jobs. The focus for the site is delivery of high-quality architecture and urban design, acres of green space and improved links and permeability for pedestrian and cycle routes.

“Were the Government Property Agency (GPA) to commit to offices at the former Central Retail Park, this would provide the catalyst to deliver the masterplan and provide socio-economic benefits, including new high-quality jobs,” the report says.

Join the waiting list to find out more about One Port Street, launching in Q1 2023. Already 40% sold out to our VIP investors during the pre-launch phase, the development is in incredibly high demand among our global community. We can’t wait to share more details with you in the new year.

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