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New Build to Rent homes in Manchester prove popular

Phases one and two of the Clippers Quay and Salford Quays Build to Rent (BTR) developments in Manchester have now been fully let, according to Ascend, which is the sole letting partner for the schemes.

At 614 homes, Clippers Quay is the largest BTR scheme outside London. The development also includes a cinema room, 24-hour gym, co-working office space, and a private dining area.

Sam Brown, letting manager (North) PRS and BTR at Grainger PLC, said: “Having worked with Ascend on numerous projects, we approached them to conduct the lettings and promotion of the Clippers Quay development. We were confident in this decision, knowing their track record of promoting and letting PRS developments.


“Ascend took to the task instantly, setting up a custom designed marketing suite in its Deansgate branch, specifically for the promotion of Clippers Quay. We are thrilled the team managed to let 50 homes, 33% of phase one, within just three weeks.

“Ascend has used its extensive knowledge of the industry to successfully increase lettings for a number of Grainger PLC developments in recent months. We are delighted with Ascend’s quality of work, vast market knowledge and the support of its dedicated BTR team.”

Ascend is also the sole letting agent for Atlas Residential’s Anaconda Cut scheme, which is Salford’s tallest building. 

Anaconda Cut features a range one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments set over 44 storeys, with amenities including a gym with staffed personal trainers, yoga studios and a sky lounge. The building has proved a popular choice for Ascend’s client base with 70% of the building now leased.

Ged McPartlin, managing director, Ascend said: “We’ve had an incredible twelve months dealing with leasing homes across some of the most outstanding new residential developments we’ve ever seen in Manchester and Salford.

“The popularity of Clippers Quay and Anaconda Cut show the demand for high quality homes is very strong and are attracting residents who are new to the city centre and living here for the first time.”

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