Manchester is a major city and so-called “Capitol of the North” at the heart of the Greater Manchester borough. This Middle Ages manorial township became the world’s first industrialized city in the 1800s thanks to cotton production, though the industry declined in the 20th century. Extensive regeneration in the 1990s saw its iconic red-brick mills transformed into bustling office buildings and apartment complexes inhabited by a growing work force.
This second city of the UK boasts the largest market of offices to let or buy outside of London, due to the relocation of jobs from more expensive southern areas. Market Street Manchester shops are centrally located, while Deansgate offers upmarket options. The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the Royal Northern College of Music bring a strong student population and a lively nightlife to Oxford Road to the south. In turn, the Gay Village on Canal Street includes many renovated warehouse property, while Chinatown and the Curry Mile offer authentic restaurants and shops. Manchester is also home to world-renowned football clubs, prominent museums, and a range of commercial properties for rent.
As this northwestern region’s economy has continued to grow, businesses have been drawn to its diverse investment properties for sale. The regenerated Salford Quays in particular are home to award-winning architecture, attractions, and the offices of MediaCityUK, which include the BBC and ITV. At the same time, projects like the new St. John’s neighbourhood will tailor infrastructure to new tenants, with three train station revamps and various mixed-use projects, including several tower blocks of shops, hotels, apartments, and office space in town. With so many benefits, Manchester is an ideal location with an ever-expanding property marketplace.