Live, work and play
History, canals, a tight street grid and beautiful mills guided regeneration frameworks to establish a unique community where people want to live, work and play.
Over the next decade, local and national agencies and several developers enabled and progressed individual developments within the area. However, critical mass never took hold, with momentum and investor confidence lost because of the 2008 financial crisis. Planning consents were obtained and never implemented, and schemes stalled after works had started on site.
As Manchester’s economy began to recover, there was a critical need for new residential communities within the city centre to fulfil housing demand and intervention to return confidence to Ancoats.
This led to the 2014 formation of Manchester Life Development Company, a joint venture between Manchester City Council and Acre Real Estate Investment and Development LLC.