New 'landmark' apartments launched in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

The 33-storey One Port Street development comprises 477 premium apartments and gives a nod to Manchester’s industrial heritage

By Emma Davidson | Last updated January 17th '23

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Image: Select Property

A brand-new landmark residential destination has been launched in the Northern Quarter, with construction work due to begin imminently.  

One Port Street, created by leading property developer Select Property, will aim to create at least 59 jobs and bring an estimated £28.07 million of economic impact to the city by the point of completion. The developers say that the construction process will also provide the opportunity for new training and apprenticeships for local people across the city.

Comprising 477 premium apartments, it will be the first development in Select Property’s brand the ‘Prestige Collection’, which centres around high-quality amenities and resident experience. Apartments range from one to three bedrooms. 

The new apartments will be located on Port Street in Manchester’s creative district of the Northern Quarter, which as we know is globally renowned for its street art, independent food scene and popularity with locals and visitors alike. The NQ was recently named by Time Out as one of the ‘World’s Coolest Neighbourhoods 2022’. 

One Port Street will be a green gateway to the city. Image: Select Property

The apartments will have the perks of a members club - including a pool. Image: Select Property

Neighbouring the equally popular area of Ancoats - named ‘Foodie Neighbourhood of the Year’ at the Manchester Food and Drink Awards in 2022 - the NQ is just a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly station and the Arndale shopping centre.

Adam Price, CEO of Select Property, said: “Launching One Port Street - and our Prestige Collection - marks the culmination of decades’ of experience across the UK’s residential market, creating compelling places to live. One Port Street harnesses that knowledge to create the ultimate residential offer, and there is no better city to do it than Manchester. 

“Once complete, the site will not only deliver for its residents, but it will bring greater value for the wider city too, creating an inviting neighbourhood with more green, public spaces and incorporating sustainability measures that will have a lasting positive impact on Manchester and its people for years to come.”

One Port Street will provide the amenities of a luxury five-star hotel and the exclusivity of a private members’ club, giving residents the opportunity to socialise in any of its extensive communal areas, or allowing the privacy to enjoy the surroundings alone.

Great care has been taken to ensure that One Port Street becomes a green gateway to the city with significant planting to create over 22,000 sq ft of public green space helping to create a better connect the centre, as well as promoting greener travel with EV charging points and cycle storage. 

Designed by renowned architecture firm, SimpsonHaugh, the 33-storey One Port Street gives a nod to Manchester’s industrial history with the interior design taking inspiration from warehouse and loft conversions without a compromise on quality and layout. The design will "blend elegant style with urban renewal and embrace raw architectural elements including wood, metal, stone and fire".

Ian Simpson, Partner at SimpsonHaugh, added: “One Port Street will become as synonymous with the Northern Quarter as Beetham Tower has become for Deansgate. Celebrating its neighbourhood in full, the building has been designed to fuse modern luxury living and all the trappings that brings such as a stunning pool with urban contemporary loft-apartments that Manchester, Brooklyn, and Shoreditch are famous for. Once finished, it will be the ultimate place for professionals to live.”

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