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Ancoats Townhouse scheme sells out off plan


Hillcrest Homes, the luxury homebuilding arm of property developer Nikal, has secured off-plan sales for all fourteen properties at its Residenza development, on George Leigh Street and Loom Street in Ancoats, Manchester city centre.

Designed in partnership with leading practice Calderpeel Architects, the development is aimed predominately at families and incorporates red brick and slate materials so as to blend in with the existing late 19th century terraced properties in the immediate area.

Two rows of seven four storey townhouses are under construction, each providing 1496 sqft of internal living accommodation, including four bedrooms, a double garage and a first floor open garden deck plus front and rear balconies off the guest and master bedrooms.

The houses were released for sale in late April priced from £425,000 with reservations for all fourteen homes secured by the start of August.  Construction is due for completion in the new-year.

Says Hillcrest development executive, Simone Milner, “The area has enjoyed extensive regeneration in recent years but the offering has focused mainly on new apartments. We identified there was a market for family homes in this location and worked with Calderpeel to develop a scheme that complemented the neighbouring homes on George Leigh Street, possibly the prettiest and best kept street in all of Ancoats.

“Demand for homes at Residenza has been high from the off set. Sales have been secured by young families as well as couples with older children who are downsizing to enjoy the perks of living in the city. The provision of secure parking in a private garage plus plenty of outside garden space was a particular attraction for buyers as these are features you usually only find in homes in the suburbs,” she adds.