Once the world’s first industrial suburb and beating heart of Manchester, Ancoats and New Islington have re-emerged as one of the most exciting neighbourhoods in Manchester, and a regeneration success story told worldwide.

Successful communities always make the most of their physical environment and create a balance of live, work and play. In this regard, the pioneering spirit that shaped Ancoats and New Islington over two centuries ago lives on and is defining modern city living, today.


The combination of lively and attractive streets, some of Manchester’s most historic buildings, green spaces, canals, squares, bars, restaurants, cultural venues and shops come together to take care of the live & play components. Many local and innovative businesses and co-working spaces are making the neighbourhood their home.

Connectivity into the city centre and beyond could not be easier. The New Islington tram stop connects the neighbourhood into the city centre & Greater Manchester. Major roads are easy to access, and Picadilly Station is just a short walk, cycle or tram ride away to connect into the nationwide rail network and beyond.


Life in the neighbourhood is evolving at pace. In the past 12 months, many acclaimed bars and restaurants have joined local heroes such as the Hope Mill theatre, Rudy’s Pizza and the Ancoats Coffee Co. to add to the buzz. Many more are on the way, and the Hallé St Peter’s extension continues apace.

Much of this regeneration is driven by Manchester Life Development Company, which has been carefully planning, placemaking and developing since 2014 to deliver nearly 1,500 new homes and 27,000 sq.ft of space for businesses within its first two phases, helping to write the next chapter of this unique neighbourhood.