Life is for living

We are passionate about creating thriving communities.

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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Made by us.

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The heart-warming event of the season returns for its second year to bring festive magic to our wonderful city! 

The Manchester Christmas Parade will start at 1pm on Sunday 3rd December. Come together with family and friends to watch the Christmas Parade weave its way through the city centre and enjoy a day out at the Christmas Markets. A wonderful place to embrace the festive spirit ✨ 

See you there!

Photo credit: @matborg90 

#manchesterchristmasparade #mcrxmasparade #manchesterlife #mcrlife #christmasmarkets #manchesterchristmasmarkets #christmasparade
The locals 🦢 

#newislingtonmarina #newislington #ancoats #ancoatsmcr #neighbours
@northernlights_home have partnered with @freightislandmcr to bring you some wonderful winter wreath making classes. There are three more to go… 
💐 25th Nov 
🎄 3rd Dec 
💝 10th Dec 
Visit @freightislandmcr to book on! 

#wreathmaking #northernlightsancoats #freightisland #manchesterlife #mcrwreathmaking

= four years of beautiful, pet-friendly, marina-side living.

Completed in 2019, Weavers Quay was the fifth and final rental community to welcome residents in phase two of our Ancoats and New Islington regeneration project. 

Designed by @buttressarchitects to create a development of 201 homes with a selection of amenities and communal spaces that complimented and responded to its uniquely tranquil location alongside New Islington marina. 

What four years it has been! 

#manchesterlife #buttressarchitects #mcrlife #newislington #weaversquay #ancoats #ancoatsmcr #newislingtonmarina
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them. 

#lestweforget #wewillrememberthem #remembranceday2023
Each Sunday Manchester will host a festive takeover🎄

From magical performances to enchanting experiences there is something for everyone! So if you’re struggling to find festive fun in the city centre this is one to check out!🎅

The full list of events can be found @visitmanchester’s page

#manchesterchristmas #thingstodoinmanchester #festivesundays #awinterwonderland
Today we remember all those we have lost.

Lest we forget❤️🤍

#remebrancesunday #lestweforget🌹 #inremembrance
Remember, remember the 5th of November...🎇

Hope everyone has a brilliant evening out celebrating and staying safe!💙

#mcrlifeuk #ancoatsmcr #guyfawkesnight #5thnovember