Renting your home in the heart of Manchester is a lifestyle choice that delivers flexibility, freedom and great amenities.

So with rising demand for rental accommodation across our city, we have made it our mission to redefine renting in Manchester, providing desirable homes and great service in Ancoats and New Islington, two of our city’s most vibrant and attractive neighbourhoods.

Before starting to build we listened to a cross section of people already renting in Manchester.

We heard what would make a great home and what makes a great landlord. We also learned about what needs to change. This careful research has helped to shape our rental proposition, and we have something special to offer.

We believe in larger homes, higher ceilings, proper storage, energy efficiency, shared social spaces, and dedicated staff front and back of house to make renting with Manchester Life the smartest lifestyle choice.

From start to finish we are focussed on providing exceptional customer service, streamlining the rental process, and ensuring the attention to detail that encourages you to feel at home and stay for longer.

Modern City Living. No Complications. No Compromises.


Cotton Field Wharf

302 waterside apartments for rent, car parking, secure cycle storage, club room, gym, private terraces, 24/7 concierge and on-site maintenance team.

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Sawmill Court


158 apartments for rent in the heart of Ancoats, club room, gym, residents’ courtyard, secure on-site parking, secure cycle storage, 24/7 concierge, on-site maintenance team.

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Our Rental Offer

When you choose a Manchester Life apartment for your home, you can expect:

  • Lobby areas with fireplaces, artwork, and lighting features, all designed to create that ‘welcome home’ feeling from the moment you step through the door.
  • Wide and bright communal corridors to lead you to your home.
  • Spacious apartments with high ceilings and generous built in storage, some with walk-through dressing areas.
  • High quality bathrooms and kitchens with plenty of cupboard space.
  • Broadband infrastructure from BT and Hyperoptic, and great mobile phone reception.
  • Well insulated buildings with top-up electric heating to keep you warm in the winter and your bills down.
  • Communal club rooms and outdoor space that create a sense of community, and access to a gym on site.
  • Secure allocated car parking & secure cycle stores.

From start to finish, customer experience is at the heart of Manchester Life:

  • We have a city centre show apartment enabling you to come and experience Manchester Life first hand.
  • Our dedicated team will be on hand to answer your questions and support you through the signup process, backed up by online systems that will streamline & simplify the tenancy process.
  • The Manchester Life concierges will be on hand at each property and always ready to go the extra mile, 24/7.
  • To simplify setting up your home, Manchester Life have partnered with Roomservice by CORT to offer optional furniture rental packages to suit your taste, budget, and requirements – it will be possible to rent everything from a single piece of furniture to a fully equipped home.
  • Our online tenant portal will enable you to receive news updates, look up useful information, log issues for prompt resolution, and request services such as cleaning or laundry from our trusted partners.


We believe in larger homes, higher ceilings, proper storage, energy efficiency, shared social spaces, and dedicated staff front and back of house to make renting with Manchester Life the smartest lifestyle choice.

Community Amenities

  • Resident Events
  • Recycling
  • Lift
  • Package Receiving
  • On-Site Maintenance
  • High Speed Internet
  • Car Parking
  • Bike Storage
  • Club Room
  • Gym
  • 24hr Concierge

Apartment Amenities

  • Balcony (selected units only)
  • Cable Ready
  • Dishwasher
  • Extra Storage
  • High Ceilings
  • Waterside View (selected units only)
  • Window Coverings

Pet Policy

  • Pets are not allowed

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Lettings Office

Visit our marketing suite to learn more and meet the team.

Manchester Life Management Ltd
Unit 5
Sawmill Court
Bengal street
M4 6LN

Opening Hours
Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Thursday 9.00 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am – 3.30 pm

0161 235 5214

Lettings Office