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50% of Ancoats Development Reserved

Half of the homes released for sale at Residenza, Hillcrest Homes’ Ancoats development in Manchester, have been reserved off plan.

Fourteen new four storey homes are being created on historic George Leigh Street and Loom Street in the area of Ancoats known as ‘Little Italy’.  The properties provide contemporary style spacious and open plan interiors within a respectful red brick exterior with modern styling elements.

In brief, accommodation comprises an open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area that leads, through sliding glazed doors, onto a first floor deck for al fresco entertaining or a spot of ‘urban gardening’.

Two bedrooms, a bathroom plus a guest suite with en-suite and private terrace are provided on the second floor, whilst the top floor offers a spacious master suite with bathroom, dressing room and private balcony.

Also provided is a ground floor home office with adjoining wc and cloakroom plus an individual garage with bin store, bike racks and secure parking for two vehicles.

For full details on the development and current availability view Residenza in our development portfolio.

About Ancoats – Little Italy

This area is known as ‘Ancoats – Little Italy’ due to Italian immigrants making it their ‘residenza’ when they arrived in the mid 1800’s to work in the booming Cotton industry. As well as bringing with them their renown Italian warmth and hospitality they also introduced us to the wonders of ‘gelato’ – or ice cream! – with many setting up their own businesses selling scoops from carts.

The area is still home to many descendants of these original Italian pioneers and many of the customs live on today, one example is the annual Madonna Del Rosario Procession which starts on George Leigh Street and is organised by the Manchester Italian Association.

Neighbouring houses on George Leigh Street have been lovingly preserved by their proud owners over 100 years of boom, bust, neglect and regeneration and, as a result, it’s one of the most coveted addresses in Ancoats.