New build homes for sale: Manchester’s highest rated

Manchester is one of the UK’s most vibrant and energetic cities to live in, while the Greater Manchester area also has plenty to commend it. There is world-class sport, culture, universities and industry all located in the city. If you’re interested in moving to Manchester, start your search by checking out some of the best new build homes for sale in the city.

Where is Manchester?

Manchester is in the north-west of England, between the cities of Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield. It is also within easy reach of the magnificent rolling countryside of the Peak District. The city sits within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, which borders several other counties, including Lancashire and Cheshire.

Manchester sits at a convergence of several of the region’s main motorways, including the M60, the M56 and the M62. The M6 also passes close by. This, along with its excellent rail connections and international airport, make it a highly accessible city. Other cities of the north and midlands are all within easy reach, including the port city of Liverpool.

Manchester – a good place to live?

Residents of Manchester are rightly proud of their city. It has a reputation as a thriving city with a vibrant cultural scene. The city is the second-largest urban centre in England. Home to a multicultural population from every background, it’s one of the most diverse places to live in the UK.

Manchester’s economy has been booming, with the city featuring regularly in recent rankings of the UK’s fastest growing cities. The city attracts major industry and large multinational companies for its excellent growth potential and well-educated workforce (the city is home to five universities). For jobseekers, the city provides opportunities to work for some of the world’s top firms. More than half of the city’s graduates stay in Manchester after their studies, second only to London in the UK.

If you’re looking for culture, Manchester is the perfect place to find it. The city has a legendary music scene and has produced some of the country’s most famous and successful bands. These include Oasis, The Smiths, The Stone Roses and New Order. The city was also central to the development of the UK rave scene. The famous Hacienda nightclub occupies a prominent place in the history of British cub culture. Today, Manchester is still home to some of the best clubs and music venues in the country.

Manchester also enjoys a superb theatre and arts scene, with many of the country’s biggest shows and performers touring to the city. Renowned theatres and venues in Manchester include The Lowry, The Royal Exchange, Manchester Opera House and the Palace Theatre.

Along with its reputation as a hub for culture and the arts, Manchester is a world-renowned centre of sporting excellence. The city is home to two of Europe’s most successful and competitive football clubs in Manchester United and Manchester City. Both teams provide an opportunity to watch some of the world’s best footballers up close and personal. Cricket is also prominent in the city, with the England cricket team using Old Trafford cricket ground as a test match venue. Other sporting venues include the National Cycling Centre and the National Speedway Stadium.

Manchester property prices

Alongside its fast-growing economy, property prices in Greater Manchester are also on the rise. In fact, property prices are rising faster in the north-west region than anywhere else in the UK. In January 2022, average property prices in Manchester stood at £239,954, according to Zoopla.

The average price of flats in Manchester is significantly below the average property price, coming in at £169,624. Terraced houses also represent a more affordable choice than the overall average, at £199,723.

Whatever you’re looking for, including new build homes or period properties, Manchester has a wealth of options. While property prices are rising in the city, they’re still significantly below the UK average of £292,000 (according to the Office for National Statistics). This makes property in Manchester more than £52,000 cheaper than the national average. Property is also over £72,000 cheaper than the average price for England (£312,000).

New build homes for sale in Manchester: Highest rated developments

Manchester certainly has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to live in the bustling heart of the city, or searching for the peaceful life of the leafy suburbs, Manchester provides a range of options. Recent development in and around the city has also seen a wealth of new-build properties become available.

Our ranking of Manchester’s top five new build homes to buy is below. Verified residents have rated the developments on a variety of factors, so HomeViews can provide rankings based on the real life experience of living in each one. Take a look below to see the best new build homes Manchester has to offer.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance – as on our area guide pages.

4.38 (22 reviews)
4.38 (22 reviews)

Taking top spot in our list of new build homes for sale in Manchester is AXIS Apartments. The development features open-plan layouts and floor-to-ceiling windows. There are 168 luxury apartments on-site. In addition, residents benefit from a 24/7 concierge service. Axis also boasts two penthouses, with 360 degree views of the city.

Read reviews and details of AXIS, M1

Taking second place, Manhattan is located in the heart of Manchester. It is only a 10-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly station. Apartments feature a range of distinct features, including floor-to-ceiling windows. In addition, rear-facing apartments benefit from balconies. Likewise, residents benefit from on-site maintenance and a concierge team available.

Read reviews and details of Manhattan, M1

4.74 (6 reviews)
4.74 (6 reviews)

In third place is Crown Street by Renaker. Forming part of the new neighbourhood on Great Jackson Street in Manchester, the apartments are contemporary and spacious and residents can enjoy exceptional amenities such as a 20m swimming pool located on the 44th floor.

Read reviews and details of Crown Street, M15

4.63 (7 reviews)
4.63 (7 reviews)

In at fourth place for new homes for sale in Manchester is Millfield. This new development of two, three and four-bedroom homes is ideally situated for local schools, shops and supermarkets. The development is a short commute from Manchester City Centre.

Read reviews and details of Millfield, M24

4.61 (11 reviews)
4.61 (11 reviews)

Fifth place is taken by Hacienda, an iconic development situated in the heart of Manchester. The development is located on the former site of the world-famous nightclub of the same name. Hacienda offers easy access to all city centre amenities and transport links. Deansgate and Manchester Oxford Road train stations are both only short walks away.

Read reviews and details of Hacienda, M1

4.46 (24 reviews)
4.46 (24 reviews)

Deansgate Square by Renaker is at number six in the list. This residential development, in the heart of Manchester city centre, was designed by SimpsonHaugh & Partners. The development comprises four sleek glazed towers, which reach as high as 64 storeys, providing 1,508 luxury apartments and exclusive penthouses, some featuring private winter gardens. The scheme incorporates luxury residents’ facilities including a 25-metre swimming pool, indoor tennis court, 1,900 square foot gymnasium, leisure suite, a dedicated resident’s lounges and relaxation areas. There is also a ‘residents only’ rooftop garden with a private bar and catering facilities.

Read reviews and details of Deansgate Square, M15

4.45 (39 reviews)
4.45 (39 reviews)

At number seven it’s One Regent, situated in the historic Castlefield district of Manchester. It comprises six town houses and 301 apartments rising to 26 storeys. The development is within easy reach of the City Centre and Deansgate transport hub, and only a 10-minute walk away from the Central business district in Spinningfields. BBC Media City is just two miles away.

Read reviews and details of One Regent, M3

Irwell Riverside by Urban Splash takes eighth place. The development is located in Salford, on the banks of the River Irwell. Residents here benefit from great views, resident gardens and parking and from being within walking distance of Manchester city centre. This unique development was designed by shedkm, giving the properties distinctive, contemporary look and feel.

Read reviews and details of Irwell Riverside, M3

In ninth place is Transmission House, a development by LOCAL in the centre of Manchester, in the creative hub of The Northern Quarter. This development comprises a selection of one and twobedroom apartments. Furthermore, residents can enjoy views from the rooftop garden, concierge service, secure bike storage and a shared courtyard.

Read reviews and details of Transmission House, M4

Rounding off our top 10 of new homes for sale in Manchester is One Cambridge Street, Manchester’s second tallest residential development. Located just a stone’s throw away from Manchester’s new entertainment hub, First Street, residents of the development have access to a 24-hour concierge service and parking facilities. The development is conveniently located only moments away from Oxford Road station, which has links to northern, Transpennine Express, Transport for Wales and EMR Rail services.

Read reviews and details of One Cambridge Street, M1

We hope you’ve been inspired by our top 10 new build homes for sale in Manchester. If you’re interested in moving to Manchester and would like to find out more about what it’s like to live in the city, check out our city guide below. From there, you’ll also be able to find all the latest property developments in the city.

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