Based on the border of not one but two fantastic cities – Manchester and Salford. New Maker Yards is located within Middlewood Locks, a new canalside neighbourhood spanning 25 acres, between Manchester city centre and Salford. It offers the exciting buzz of city life balanced beautifully with the peace and tranquillity that comes from living canal-side. Spinningfields or Manchester City Centre can be reached on foot in under 15-minutes. Salford Central station is a five-minute walk, while Manchester Airport is just a 20-minute drive.
The city’s glossy financial centre is a popular spot, home to the highest rooftop bar and restaurant in Manchester, 20 stories, the garden terrace is a great place to city-gaze while the restaurant serves sophisticated British dishes that won’t disappoint. From rooftop to underground and Manchester’s acclaimed Pan-Asian restaurant Australasia serves up plates ideal for sharing to live DJ beats and a well-turned out, cocktail sipping crowd. And then there’s Fazenda, the sultry rodizio bar and grill, inspired by Sao Paolo. Gastronomy overload.
Images from 20 Stories
Mackie Mayor, a gorgeous 1858 Grade II listed market building that houses a fancy-fast-food food hall dishing out towering burgers, fried chicken, posh pizzas – and then some. If you like a good pizza – guilty! – check out Manchester’s Rudy’s, Double Zero and Crazy Pedro’s.
Beer fanatics will be pleased to hear that there’s over 80 local breweries across the city. Seven Bro7hers recently opened their second beerhouse at Middlewood Locks and is a two minute (maybe three if you’ve had a few) walk to your front door if you live at New Makers Yard. Set-up and run by – you guessed it – seven beer loving brothers. The ever evolving, inventive menu is something to behold, they’re currently using discarded Kellogg’s grains to produce some of their beers: Corn Flakes are used to replace some of the wheat grain in the beer mix during the mashing process of making Throwaway IPA. Rice Krispies replaces malted barley in their Cast Off Pale Ale while Coco Pops replace the malted barley in Sling it Out Stout. Put it high on your must-visit list.
The stunning Manchester Opera House, Spinningfields is a top spot for musicals, concerts and also houses the glass vaulted ceilinged Paul Hamlyn Hall, with champagne bar and dining. History buffs will go mad for the People’s History Museum and the Pankhurst Centre. For art, see The Whitworth and for architectural-dusty-book-heaven do not miss John Rylands Library.
Hometown to the infamous Hacienda nightclub, Manchester has hedonism and good music running through its veins. If you want to dance on tables check out: Bijou Club, Warehouse Project, Factory and VIA. For music heritage, check out the iconic Salford Lads’ Club – the venue of The Smiths album cover. And if you’re into jazzzzzzzh! get yourself to Matt and Phreds for basement club nights of funk and soul. Last summer Matt and Phreds brought their favourite acts to Middlewood Locks for a series of canal-side sessions, and hopefully it won’t be long until we’ll see them there again.
Image from Warehouse Project
For luxe retail therapy, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols are a two-minute totter from each other (happy dance). While Affleck’s Palace Shopping is an eclectic mix of independent brands in a charming indoor market.
Living at New Maker’s Yard give your residents rights to a whole host of delicious exclusive events, from food and music, art, culture, crafts and fitness, stay tuned on what’s going on right here; the perfect way to get involved with your community, meet your neighbours, have heaps of fun and make life-long friends. Get Living also offers a ‘refer a friend’ scheme where you’ll get a £150 voucher for you and your pal when they move in!
And good news for those with four-legged besties – pets are welcome (encouraged even!) with no extra fee.
Celebrating 110-years of Old Trafford, now is a better time than ever to visit the infamous grounds of Man-U. Book a stadium tour and – even if you aren’t a Man-U fan, the football museum is a must.