14th November 2017
Park Rise Manchester | Why everyone should live here
I lived in Manchester before I moved to London, and it’s still the place I call home. It’s easy to see why, given that the city centre is quite simply beyond the best in the world in my opinion. Then with places like Chorlton and Didsbury, it’s just such a great place to live.
But Trafford Park was somewhere you went past on the tram or drove through on your way to the M60 and M62. So to see it as it is now is nearing other-worldly.
Built in 1973 the former sixteen storey building is an imposing yet familiar site for many Manchester residents. Now existing as Park Rise, the residential conversion provides some much needed housing stock in the area and having a look at progress on site, they’re great homes with nicely fitted bathrooms and modern kitchens. It’s really nice to see that the original floating stairwells have been retained along with the reception area, which certainly adds character.
What really sells this place is the area! Park Rise Manchester is beside a park, so some green space on the doorstep will always be welcome, and although the city centre isn’t short of public realm or places to stop off and rest, being beside a park is a major benefit. But more than that, it’s in the middle of, and connected to just about everything.
The city centre is a 10 minute tram ride away, as is everything that Salford Quays and Media City has to offer, and Stretford and Chorlton are also within easy tram riding distance. The A56 and so the M60 and the M62 are also really close, which is very handy indeed.
What’s around the local area? Well, everything! Shopping fans delight, thanks to the Lowry Outlet at Salford Quays with a heaven of leading brands, and White City Retail park with its Costa and it’s M&S and Nandos to name a few. And that’s before you get to Deansgate, King Street and the Arndale on the tram.
Park Rise Manchester is an even bigger mecca for sports fans! Forget Old Trafford, Home to Manchester United, and check out the cricket ground, Stretford Sports Village or old Trafford Sports barns for a whole range of sports and facilities. Also on the doorstep to Park Rise is Manchester Yoga Central, and my personal favourite as a rower, the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre for sailing, kayaking, open water swimming and even climbing! That’s something different to do every night of the week. And then there is a Pure Gym and a Virgin Active, too.
Park Rise Manchester has it all. Great apartments in a local landmark, a park, supermarkets and shops close by, and then a whole world of things to do and places to go that never existed on this scale until now. And it’s easy to get to. Everywhere is easy to get to. To top it off, it’s set to get even better, too. The area around Pomona is undergoing such a dramatic transformation, with the redevelopment of the historical Pomona Island bringing new apartments, retail opportunities and even a massive hotel.