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Square Gardens

Manchester

Downing is currently onsite delivering a groundbreaking shared living scheme in the heart of Manchester. Designed to foster a vibrant community spirit and surrounded by lush greenery, Square Gardens is set to become a beacon of sustainable living within a thriving regeneration area near the city centre.

Residential

830,000 sq ft

Completion September 2024

Downing is currently onsite delivering a groundbreaking shared living scheme in the heart of Manchester. Designed to foster a vibrant community spirit and surrounded by lush greenery, Square Gardens is set to become a beacon of sustainable living within a thriving regeneration area near the city centre.

Residential

830,000 sq ft

Completion September 2024

A sustainable shared living scheme

At the heart of our mixed-use development is a 45-storey tower, accompanied by a collection of smaller buildings. The new neighbourhood we are creating, alongside award winning architects Simpson Haugh, is spread over four separate buildings which step in height from 10 to 45 storeys. It will include 2,224 beds, offering a variety of one-to-five-bedroom homes and studio apartments of various sizes. The design incorporates a new public square, along with restaurants, a gym, and leisure spaces, all centrally located.

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What sets Square Gardens apart is that we offer residents more than just a home; it’s a place where community thrives. Offering a wealth of shared high-quality amenity spaces, it provides an instant plug in and play solution for renters wanting flexible, affordable, convenient and community-driven living in the city centre. Residents can network, forge personal connections, and build lasting friendships.

With a sprawling 9,900m2 of new landscape, including over 140 new trees, we have created Square Gardens with nature central to the design. Over 5,800m2 of these new landscaped gardens are accessible to the public, ensuring the wider First Street community can benefit from this new green haven.

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Each building offers exceptional amenities, including exclusive access to co-working areas, private and communal kitchen/dining spaces, a stunning bookable dining and social space offering panoramic views of the city skyline, and even private external landscape terraces. Residents can also enjoy a state-of-the-art health and wellbeing centre and a café, both also accessible for the wider community to enjoy.

Completion of Square Gardens is anticipated in September 2024.

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