First Street Manchester

Investment overview

Complete and operational since 2015, First Street is Manchester’s original and award-winning Vita Student residence. Just a short walk from all the city’s universities, First Street has a thriving student community of its own.

With 26 operational residences in the UK and Europe, Vita Student is now a brand demanded by some of Europe’s biggest institutions. As a result, Vita Student is now exclusively sold to institutional investors and sits within Vita Group as a separate entity.

Property features and amenities

279 purpose-built apartments
10-15 minute walk to both universities
In the heart of the city centre
Cinema and games rooms
Private study rooms
Luxury co-working space
24-7 concierge
State-of-the-art gymnasium
Bright, modern apartments
Exclusive resident events
Luxury communal facilities
Integrated kitchens

Location overview

Vita Student First Street location

Manchester is a vibrant and exciting metropolitan city, known as the Capital of the North. Home to four renowned universities—the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, The Royal Northern College of Music and The University of Salford—it offers an array of academic opportunities for students from all over the world.

From its sprawling campuses and cutting-edge facilities to its lively student communities, Manchester offers a unique and rewarding experience for those seeking higher education. Vita Student First Street is just a 10-minute walk to the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Manchester has a long and fascinating history. The city experienced significant changes since the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th century, which propelled it to become one of the world’s first industrialised cities. In the 19th century, the city experienced a huge population boom and became known as ‘the workshop of the world’ due to its thriving industry. After World War II, Manchester saw further growth and expansion with the construction of a University and increased investment in public services.

In recent years, there has been heavy investment in infrastructure projects such as the redevelopment of Salford Quays and a programme of regeneration across the city. The Manchester Arena, which opened in 1995, has become a major hub for music and entertainment events while Manchester’s sporting popularity has seen it host several major international competitions including the 2002 Commonwealth Games. With its rich history, diverse cultural attractions and vibrant nightlife, Manchester continues to be an unrivalled destination for tourists.

Manchester is an excellent city for student property investments, offering a strong rental demand and great returns. With two universities, Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester, the city has over 100,000 students creating high tenancy demand in the off-campus student housing market.

Additionally, with its low cost of living and wide range of entertainment options, Manchester is often referred to as the “student capital of England.” With ample resources and established rental markets, investing in student accommodation in Manchester offers an attractive opportunity. The city’s strong economy ensures there will always be demand for quality student housing

Visit the Vita Student brand page to learn more about the brand and enquire about secondary market investment opportunities with the UK’s leading student property brand. 

Widely regarded as the Capital of the North, Manchester’s arts, culture and food offering is second to none. The city offers a wealth of experiences that appeal to all kinds of visitors. Whether your interest lies in culture, music, food or you’re simply looking for an exciting new destination to explore – Manchester has it all.

The city’s vibrant arts scene boasts some world-class museums, galleries and theatres. Music fans can enjoy a variety of live acts from big-name stars to independent bands at the many venues across the city. Bands such as Oasis, The Stone Roses and New Order were established in Manchester and have become synonymous with the city.

There’s also a great selection of restaurants serving up food from all corners of the globe – perfect for exploring exciting new flavours and cuisines. Areas such as the Northern Quarter and Ancoats win annual awards for their food, culture and arts offerings.

Manchester offers an extensive range of transport links. The city centre is served by an excellent network of buses and trams with numerous stops throughout the city as well as two railway stations (Piccadilly and Victoria) providing frequent services to cities across England and Wales.

Manchester Airport, located just south of the city, is one of the busiest airports in the UK, offering flights to a wide range of domestic and international destinations including our global office networks Dubai, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Manchester also benefits from its close proximity to the M6 motorway, allowing easy access to other parts of the country.

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