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3 Marvellous Manchester Buildings

21 May 2020

3 Marvellous Manchester Buildings

Forget London – there are several reasons that Manchester’s Britain’s best place to live.

In Manchester United and Manchester City, it has two of the world’s biggest and best football teams and the Northern Quarter is a bustling creative centre that’s a magnet for culture vultures, full of chic apartments, independent stores, boho cafes and brilliant bars. But that’s not all – the city is one of the world’s music capitals, having produced amazing bands like The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, James, The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order and more.

Here’s the clincher if you’re still not convinced – it also boasts some of the UK’s most inspirational spaces for living, studying, working and looking after those in need.

With that in mind, here are three marvellous Manchester buildings.

  1. Maggie’s Manchester

Maggie’s Centres are found across Britain and beyond – they provide crucial refuge for people suffering from cancer and their families, with highly-trained supportive staff who offer practical and emotional support in calm environments.

Maggie’s Manchester is designed by Foster + Partners and is a light, airy and ambient space which uses organic wood and glass to maximise natural light, and includes a library, gym, private spaces for quiet contemplation and social spaces for group activities.

Extra info: learn more about Maggie’s Manchester from Foster + Partners – it’s a fascinating project.

  1. Town House

These innovative canalside homes conceived by regeneration firm Urban Splash in Manchester’s New Islington Marina are some of the coolest places to live in this buzzing city.

The modular homes look identical from the outside, but the interiors layouts are all designed by individual residents, offering an unprecedented level of choice which is the opposite of a one-size-fits-all approach to new build housing.

Extra info: Property Buying Team can sell your house fast in Manchester if you fancy moving to a chic complex like Town House.

  1. Whitworth Art Gallery

The University of Manchester’s renowned Whitworth Gallery has been an important part of the city’s social and cultural fabric for well over a century and has 55,000 unique items in its collection.

In 2015 it underwent an extensive renovation from London architecture studio MUMA that comprised two brick and glass gallery wings constructed in a style sympathetic to the original design yet simultaneously fresh and contemporary.

Extra info: read more about The Whitworth on the University of Manchester website – the build has won several industry awards.

These are just three of many marvellous buildings in Manchester, but their functionality, style and empathic design reflect a creative city with a big heart and unique heritage, qualities which make it a magnet for people from all around the world.

If you decide to move to Manchester after reading this article, don’t forget to invite us to the housewarming party!

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