Manchester New Square
With the opening up of 2 multi million pound developments adjacent to the Gay Village, we caught up with friends Adam and James who recently moved into Manchester New Square to find out more about their choice to live so close to the home of the regions LGBTQ community.
Tell us more about your decision to move into Mcr New Sq?
We decided to move to MCR New Sq because of the fantastic location. There’s 3 of us in the flat, all working around greater Manchester - being right next to tram and rail links is fantastic. As 3 gay men, being on canal street’s doorstep makes us feel part of the community and everyone has been really welcoming so far.
What are the benefits to living so close to the Gay Village and Canal St in particular?
We love the fact we are right in the community we spend so much time in. It’s convenient, and is so easy for socialising!
Are there any negatives so far?
Absolutely nothing. The concierge and letting agent have been so welcoming and helpful and a couple of snagging issues in the apartment were fixed within hours of reporting them.
We hear that the apartments are high spec.Was this reflected in the costs?
The cost we are paying is very competitive. The fact they are brand new and high spec, at the same price as older apartments a little further away from the village is the main reason we chose this place. The size of the apartment is brilliant, there’s so much room and more than we would’ve imagined particularly for a new build.
Is there car parking on site?
Yes - really secure and accessible!
Does the development encourage recycling?
Yes - there are lots of recycling bins in the bin store which is great.
Do you find the site secure?
Really secure! The intercom had a concierge function which was set off by accident on viewing the apartment by the landlord. The concierge knocked within 1 minute to make sure everything was ok!
You mentioned that you have a Canal St Card since moving in. Where are you looking to use it?
All over the village! We are regulars at NYNY so this will come in really handy, and we are looking forward to trying Richmond tea rooms as we’ve never been before and it’s right on the doorstep. More here
Anything we have missed, that you feel anyone considering moving in, should be aware of?
Despite the concerns people had about the development, it has a real community vibe which feels like it’s extended from the village itself. It’ll be great to see everyone moving in over the coming months to extend this real neighbourhood community right on the edge of the village.
For further details and to see how you can book a viewing, click here