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An ideal residence for busy city life.

Peelers Yard is a brand new apartment block, comprising of 81 open plan one and two bedroom apartments, duplex penthouse apartments and townhouses, built on the site of an 1800s police station in Manchester’s newest neighbourhood, New Cross.

Every detail has been considered at Peelers Yard to combine new-build elements within the retained historic structures of the site. Many of the properties are integrated within the existing boundary walls, which will help to create unique living spaces, with feature windows formed within the original openings.

The open plan living spaces incorporate high specification contemporary kitchens and bathrooms; making it a fitting place for professionals carving a life for themselves in a busy city.

Peelers Yard will be operated by CERT upon completion.



Peelers Yard will bring back to life one of Manchester’s most historic sites.

Since 1820, New Cross has been integral to the growth of the city with industry growing exponentially, and alongside trade and transport innovations, Manchester grew rapidly. By the 1920’s the surrounding area of Rochdale Road had grown to roughly 30,000 in population.

Goulden street station was created in 1870 to protect Ancoats, a notoriously lawless area, and this required something more akin to a fortress. The result is a unique and forceful monumental design. To the street, a high windowless façade has a giant blind arcade topped by a pediment, all in stone.

The thriving economic activity generated by nearby industrial factories and foundries began to diminish due to the decline of the cotton industry in the 1930s. Cotton processing and trading continued to fall after the second world war, leaving many of the mills derelict, and New Cross, as a neighbourhood began to fall into ruin.

In 1992, the building was awarded Grade II listing but suffered severe fire damage in 2002, as a result of its use as a firework store, leaving only the prominent chimney standing within the ruins.

The original chimney has acted as a beacon for the neighbourhood ever since it was built, and the development has been designed to retain its integrity. But the historical beacon is more than just retained, it’s adapted to take a modern form with the addition of a ‘lantern’ to the top of the existing structure. A modern element helping to reinforce the site’s heritage and bringing the structure in line with the area’s regeneration.

The reuse of existing structures at Peeler’s Yard also fits our ethos, to minimise waste and carbon output in development.


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Peelers Yard is perfectly placed between two of the most popular neighbourhoods for culture and nightlife in Manchester. Ancoats, which has been named the 20th coolest place in the world, and one of the UK’s biggest tech hubs, the Northern Quarter. These two districts, just northeast of the city centre, ranked amongst neighbourhoods in Berlin and Tokyo in Time Out’s list of trendy hotspots, coming just behind Noord in Amsterdam in the 50 Coolest Neighbourhoods in the world list.

Ancoats is home to Manchester’s most creative companies, independent bars, coffee roasters, breweries, media companies, busiest hotels and Michelin restaurant, Mana, all weaved into the city’s rich architectural fabric. The area has the highest demand in the city centre for postgraduates and young professionals. Largely due to the location, type of property stock on offer, the bars and restaurants and critically, the price. This area of town is perfect for those looking for their first home or rental in the city.

Whereas the Northern Quarter has for years been famous for its creativity and modern businesses. It too is built on independent businesses, shops, cafés, bars, art galleries and restaurants

This hotbed of culture and entertainment, mixed with the Government’s 2015 announcement that the Northern Quarter would be designated a “Tech Hub”, has firmly established the Northern Quarter as one of the favourite locations in Europe for digital and IT companies to locate to, pushing up housing prices in all districts surrounding it.

Peelers Yard is a short walk from both Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria train stations with national links with the wider UK. Commuting to London takes just 2 hours.

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Peelers Yard

Goulden Street New Cross M4 5FR United Kingdom

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Paul Shakeshaft,
Head of Property Management
0161 806 0015

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