Kampus unveils new amenity spaces as Manchester’s rental garden neighbourhood completes
The spaces, which include a private dining room, cinema, terraces and secluded podium garden, are all open for residents to use, marking the completion of the development which started back in 2017. Featuring over 500 apartments for rent across five character-packed buildings, the £250 million project has turned a once forgotten part of the city into one of its coolest and greenest communities.
Developed by Capital&Centric and HBD, Kampus has become one of the fastest letting rental communities outside London, with demand outstripping expectations. It’s become a magnet for the city’s creatives with a programme of pop-up foodie residencies, art exhibitions, block party socials and community events drawing thousands to the gardens since Kampus first opened the doors to residents back in 2021.
In the coming months, a growing community of indie operators will be opening too - with much-loved brands including Pollen bakery, General Store and Cloudwater Brewery among the line-up for residents and visitor to enjoy.
Adam Higgins, from Capital&Centric, said:
“Every inch of Kampus has been designed to help foster a real community and create connections between neighbours. That sense of neighbourhood has been lost of the years, we wanted to bring it back for people wanting to rent in the city centre. Whether its neighbours catching a film together, getting their hands dirty at gardening club, swapping stories around a BBQ in the summer or using the lounge to work from home, the new Kampus spaces support a really social lifestyle.
“After several years of construction, it’s a proud moment to see residents calling Kampus home and the work on the living spaces wrapped up. We’re now looking forward to a packed summer of events and new indie openings.”
One and two-bed apartments to rent are located across five varying buildings at Kampus, including the restored canalside Victorian warehouses (Minshull Houses and Minto & Turner), the brutalist 60s tower with retained concrete features, and the design-led new builds North Block and South Block, which boast terraces overlooking the city and ‘Dutch houses’ perched on the rooftop.
As well as the newly-opened spaces, residents also enjoy a brand new gym with free weights, cardio and core equipment and a work-out studio, 24 hour concierge service and extra amenities including dog walking, dry cleaning, PT sessions and yoga.
Adam Condron, Community Manager at Kampus, said:
“We’ve found the community vibe at Kampus to be a real pull for people wanting to live here. The community is really diverse, but they share the desire not to live in a dull, isolated apartment where you never say hello to your neighbour. As well as the awesome, lush gardens and events, people love the fact they can rent a design-led apartment and feel like they’re part of a proper neighbourhood.
“The new amenity spaces only add to experience of living at Kampus, offering nice places to hang out with mates as well we as take part in whole programme of health, wellbeing and social clubs with the aim bringing people together.”