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Aug 5, 2016 2:30 PM ET

Archived: Downtown – Manchester, United Kingdom: Located on the banks of the River Irwell and adjacent to the historic quarter of Castlefield, Downtown is a prestigious “hotel-style” development, comprising 368 one, two and three bedroom apartments

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 5, 2016

Manchester, United Kingdom






Located on the banks of the River Irwell and adjacent to the historic quarter of Castlefield, Downtown is a prestigious “hotel-style” development, comprising 368 one, two and three bedroom apartments. The Manhattan-inspired development has been specifically designed to exceed all expectations, ultimately enhancing the lifestyles of its residents.

Downtown is Manchester’s premier residence with a host of hotel-style services, including a concierge located within the lobby, an onsite gymnasium and spa, a media room for movies and rooftop terraces with outdoor chill out seating areas.For convenience, Downtown offers dry and cold storage rooms to facilitate supermarket deliveries, a postal room and a business centre. There is also secure undercroft car and bicycle parking.

The scheme comprises 139 one-bed, 215 two-bed & 14 three-bed apartments. Due for completion in Q4 2018.

In the press
McGoff Group confirms £125m deal bonanza – Manchester Evening News, 24th May 2016.

Apartment Prices (from)

  • One Bed:£140,000
  • Two Bed: £201,593
  • Three Bed: £287,270



Manchester is a distinctive and dynamic city that boasts a diverse economy and over the years, has created a contemporary cosmopolitan environment, making it a great place to live, work and play. It is a leading European metropolis and a world-class city for both business and leisure.

Manchester is at the heart of the plans for a Northern Powerhouse. Leveraging the assets of the North, billions of pounds have been committed to improve transportation, property, health, education and the arts, including £14 billion for HS2, which will reduce travel time from Manchester to London to approximately one hour.

In Manchester, capital growth of more than 18% is expected in the next two years. It is also the ideal investment location with the city’s rental occupancy currently 98% and rental yields are the highest in the UK with an average of 7.8%


Villafont Homes / McGoff Group

Villafont Homes is an award-winning luxury developer. Based in the North West, Villafont Homes is a privately-owned housebuilder, building prestigious properties in desirable locations across the UK. The company offers clients a wide range of sophisticated properties, from apartments and duplexes to townhouses, detached family homes and bespoke mansions.

Villafont is the residential development arm of the McGoff Group, whose construction arm – McGoff & Byrne – are the main contractors for the Downtown development in Manchester.


A design-focused architectural practice delivering exemplary buildings for driven clients. Specialists in Architecture, Masterplanning, Interior Design & 3D/Graphics.

Leach Rhodes Walker is a 70 person strong architectural Practice with its head office in Manchester; with expanding offices in London and Bucharest.The practice has been operating for over 60 years and is active in all commercial sectors throughout the UK and Europe. Our portfolio of work ranges in value from £250,000 to over £500m. Currently we are particularly active in the hotel, retail and commercial sectors.Experienced in mixing creativity with a commercial realism, working mainly for established clients in both the private and public sectors. Our aim is to provide quality buildings and public facilities which meet client requirements and positively add to the built environment.


Reservation & Purchase Process


  • Step 1: Reservation form and £5k reservation fee payable
  • Step 2: Exchange of contracts with 30% deposit (minus res fee) within 28 days
  • Step 3: Remaining balance (70%) due upon completion




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