bookable dining room, Square Gardens


Delivering best-in-class, hassle-free, city centre living for the modern-day renter.

Downing Living is our residential division and is all about delivering best-in-class, hassle-free, city centre living for the modern-day renter. Our residential accommodation is stylishly designed to offer rented accommodation with high-end furnishings and fantastic facilities from gyms and media rooms to co-working spaces and social hubs for private entertaining.

exterior view
social lounge, Square Gardens

Introducing a new place to live and a new way to rent

We are currently on site in Manchester city centre developing our first co-living scheme, Square Gardens. It is the largest of its kind in the UK and introduces an exciting new concept for the rental market.

Our new concept is designed to bring people together to connect and share experiences. Our new apartments span three tower buildings with renters able to choose from an ensuite room in a shared apartment, studio or one bedroom apartment. Alternatively, they can even select one of our luxury penthouse apartments.

For our shared apartments, Square Gardens removes all the usual headaches associated with shared living. Everyone benefits from an individual tenancy agreement with one monthly fee, including all utilities, super-fast wifi and access to extensive social amenities and services.

residential family dinner

Made ready for life

We understand the challenges renters can face when searching for a home – connectivity, convenience, security and quality are all essential.

Our apartments are ready for you to plug in and play. Renting with us takes away the hassle, giving you more time to live your life. You can find further information about our developments via Downing Living’s dedicated website.

Discover more about Downing Living

Square Gardens opening Autumn 2024

A brand new residential development in Manchester city centre. Renters can choose from shared apartments and studios to one-bed and three bed luxury apartments. It’s a new place to live, gather and share experiences with lots of outdoor space and social amenities including co-working spaces, gym and wellness centre.

Case studies

Discover a collection of remarkable developments and projects we have undertaken across the UK within the development, project management and construction sectors.