The vibrant area of Ancoats is fast emerging as the cool, artsy quarter with an entrepreneurial spirit amongst the independent boutiques and specialist retailers.
Cotton Square is located in the beating heart of Ancoats urban village, adjacent to Cutting Room Square. The area is blossoming into a destination for artisan restaurants and bars, specialist food retailers and a cultural hotspot. Hallé St Peter’s, Hope Mill Theatre and AWOL creative studios are within a short stroll.
‘Breaking the traditional gentrification mold, much of the evolution in these neighbourhoods hasn’t fallen into the hands of the big brands.’
– New York Times, 27th September 2016.
There is a real urban village feel, with community events taking place on a regular basis within Cutting Room Square.Whilst on the edge of Manchester city centre for work and business, after hours stretch your legs or take to your bicycle for an easy escape along the Ashton Canal, past the urban marina at Cotton Field Park, to the redeveloped Philips Park and world class sporting facilities at Sportcity and the Etihad Campus. For everyday work outs and fitness classes, there are several leisure clubs within easy walking distance.
All everyday conveniences are taken care of, with supermarkets, delis and convenience stores on your doorstep. The boutiques of the Northern Quarter, high street shopping labels, designer brands and city centre workplaces offer shopping for all tastes and budgets.
Ancoats offers a unique environment in which to raise a family. New Islington Free School is set to move to a brand new building just five minutes walk from Cotton Square and is currently rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED.
Transport links are easy across and out of the city: Manchester Piccadilly, Metrolink and bus services at Piccadilly and Shudehill are all within strolling distance.