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Land Off Beswick Street, & Bradford Road, New Islington, Ancoats, Manchester


For Sale

0.58 Acres
Development Opportunity

Property details

The site is situated on the north side of Beswick street close to its junction with Bradford Road, fronting the Ashton Canal in the highly popular New Islington area of Ancoats, Manchester.

The site sits adjacent to the Brunswick Square Development Site that has planning permission for 277 units (153 converted mill apartments and 124 new build).

Ancoats has undergone masses of redevelopment over the last 15 years or so transforming the area into a village and community in its own right with some large scale residential developments and various mill conversions. The area continues to be popular with developers with a number of other schemes currently underway or planned to be developed in the near future. In the immediate location schemes include Milner’s Wharf (261 apartments) and various Urban Splash schemes of around 400 homes including modular town houses and around 125,000sqft of commercial space.

Ancoats is home to an abundance of quirky and characterful bars and restaurants including the ever popular ‘Cutting Room Square’ , a vibrant open space surrounded by bars/restaurants including Severn Brothers Beer House, Rudy’s Pizza, The Counter House, SUGO Pasta Kitchen, Canto to name but a few.

Transport links are excellent with Holt Town and New Islington Metrolink stations within close proximity. All other city centre amenities including shops, hotels etc are less than 1 mile from the subject property.

The site comprises an L-shaped development site of 0.58 acres that fronts onto the Ashton Canal.


The site has an indicative scheme prepared by Simpson Haugh Architects for a residential led scheme overlooking Ashton Canal providing 129 units over 3 apartment blocks, 8 storeys high (42 x 1 beds and 76 x 2 beds) together with 11 townhouses. We are informed that this received a positive and favourable response at pre-app meetings with the local authority (STP).


Ancoats, Manchester Central