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Whether we are regenerating Ancoats with partners, restoring historic mills or providing incredible homes to rent and space for local businesses, we believe in doing things better.


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Have a great bank holiday weekend Ancoats! 

#manchesterlife #ancoats #ancoatsmcr #mcrlife #mcrbankholiday
Gentle afternoons in Ancoats👌

Have a great weekend all. 

#manchesterlife #mcrlife #newislington #ancoats #ancoatsmcr
Each month the generous donations made by Manchester Life residents and staff go towards helping @mcrfoodbank support people in need in Manchester. 

The work they do is essential and they are increasingly in need of more support. Please continue to place donations in the boxes provided in our residences and visit @mcrfoodbank for money donations, volunteering and other support activities. 

Thank you! 

#manchesterfoodbank #mcrfoodbank #trusselltrust #manchesterlife #ancoats #newislington
Brilliant 📸 by @jobo_photos.

Weaver’s Quay and One Vesta Street looking 👌 blending into the background.

#manchesterphotography #manchesterlife #ancoats #newislington
“…historic features have become a central part of Ancoats’ regeneration...”

“ independent bars, restaurants and shops opening alongside the historic pubs and canals...” 

A vision dreamed up almost a decade ago, now in full affect, perfectly captured in @visitmanchester’s ‘comprehensive guide to Ancoats’ 👆

It’s been a rewarding journey to be a part of. 

Full article at the link in our bio. 

#manchesterlife #ancoats #ancoatsregeneration #newislington #visitmanchester
This weekend Manchester will bloom into action with the annual Manchester Flower Festival🌸

Starting tomorrow @mcrflowerfest will have flower installations around the city along with outdoor dining and entertainment for the bank holiday weekend!

With good weather forecasted for the weekend ahead, explore the floral displays in the sunshine☀️ We hope you all enjoy your bank holiday weekend!

#mcrflowerfest #mcrlifeuk #visitmanchester #bankholidayweekend
This Saturday is #nationalwineday so we are inviting all our residents to mingle with your neighbours with a bottle or two🍷

Come to the club room on Saturday from 6pm and meet your neighbours to wine down! Bring your own bottle and enjoy winding down after the day.

*Please remember that the club rooms are communal spaces for all residents so please be respectful.

#mcrlifeuk #winedown #wineoclock #ancoats #newislington
Today marks #nationalbeeday a which, of course, is the iconic symbol of Manchester🐝

The bee has been the emblem of the city for over 100 years and is representative of the working population of Greater Manchester. The bee denotes Mancunians’ hard work ethic and is representative of the city being a hive of activity🏙️

We are lucky enough to have our own bee sculpture in one of our buildings. We commissioned the sculpture back in 2019 and it is now homed in our Cottonfield Wharf residence!

Whether you are from Manchester or moved here, I think we can all agree that we’re lucky to call it home💙

#mcrlifeuk #ancoats #newislington #manchesterbee
Thank you so much to everyone that keeps donating to our food donation boxes!

This month you all donated 101.65kg which is more than double our last contribution!!💪

The next collection won’t be for a few weeks so if you want to donate to @mcrfoodbank there’s enough time. The charity is under constant pressure and so they are in need of a few basics but this is not restrictive and you can donate any in date, unopened food.

Thank you so much again for your continued support💙

#mcrlifeuk #fooddonations #trusseltrust #ancoats #newislington
Looks like it’s going to be a hot one this weekend!☀️ 

What’s everyone’s plans heading into the weekend?

#mcrlifeuk #ancoats #newislington #weekendvibes #sunnymanchester
The makers market are back this bank holiday weekend!🛒

With loads of goodies from small businesses including sweet treats, gifts and homewear pieces there’s so much to choose from you’re almost guaranteed not to be walking away empty handed🛍️

Open from 10-4 tomorrow so is the perfect place to stop by this bank holiday weekend⛅️

#makersmarket #ancoatsmakersmarket #ancoats #newislington #bankholidayweekend
To celebrate the Manchester Union Lager being installed @blossomstsocial tomorrow, they’re giving away free pints to the first 100 customers!!🍻

Serving from 5pm so just in time for after work drinks and with happy hour running all night it’s the perfect way to get over hump day. Be quick to get there before the first 100 have gone⏰

#blossomstreetsocial #giveaway #mcrlifeuk #ancoats
Just a reminder to all @mcrlifeuk residents that we have food donation boxes in all of our lobbies📦

All of the donations go directly to @mcrfoodbank and are all really appreciated! Thank you so much to everyone that has donated so far.

If you want to donate, collection is taking place next week so get your donations in soon!! Last month we donated over 45kg so would be great to beat that target this month🎯

If you need some inspiration of what to donate check out @mcrfoodbank’s page🥫

#mcrlifeuk #ancoats #newislington #fooddonations