New show apartment launched at Middlewood Locks

Jun 29, 2023

‘Railings’, the next phase of new homes at our Middlewood Locks development in Salford, will be released for sale on 1 July 2023 with the launch of a brand-new show apartment.

The first public release of apartments, mews houses and townhouses will be available to buy at the award winning, 25-acre neighbourhood this weekend. This is the first-time townhouses have been available for sale at Middlewood Locks, supporting the growing demand for family living in the city and expanding lifestyle choices for residents.

Railings comprises 189 new homes to include seven waterside townhouses, six mews houses alongside a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments within two buildings rising 10 and 12 storeys high. With construction well underway, the homes will be available for occupation by Winter 2024/early 2025 with prices for one beds starting from £225,000.

Most of the homes offer private outdoor space by way of a balcony, terrace or garden and a generous communal podium garden is available for the benefit of all residents.  Undercroft secure residents parking (cost option), bicycle stores, double height resident’s atrium, post room, solar panels and electric car charging points also feature as part of Railings. Ground floor space is allocated for future leisure and retail use, providing doorstep amenity for the community.

Saturday 1 July 2023 sees the grand opening of a newly fitted two-bedroom show apartment that demonstrates the specification and quality of the homes in Railings.  Open plan, spacious, light flooded rooms with views of the impressive Manchester city centre skyline and the waterside and green spaces are just some of the features that existing occupiers appreciate.

Unique to the new launch is an exciting collaboration with John Lewis & Partners – a brand synonymous with providing stylish home furnishings with a great range of products – which has fitted out the show apartment with the latest must have trends.  Buyers reserving their new home this weekend will benefit from a £1,000 John Lewis gift voucher courtesy of ourselves on completion of their home. A FREE Home Design Appointment with an expert home stylist and hamper courtesy of John Lewis will also be available on moving in.  John Lewis will also be co-hosting a series of events at Middlewood Locks later this year, advising occupiers on home trends and interior styling.

Nicola Wallis, Sales & Marketing Director at Middlewood Locks, said:

“We are super excited to be launching sales for Railings – our third phase of new homes at Middlewood Locks which has been a tremendous success to date.  We are very proud to have created a new neighbourhood with such a diverse and vibrant community.


“Our mission has always been about making city living a long-term commitment, providing opportunities for first time buyers, second steppers, downsizers, families and even remote working where Manchester and Salford are much more affordable options to London.


“By creating an oasis with plenty of green space and waterside public realm, sustainable transport, and mixed housing tenures, we are providing the best of all worlds for our community.”


Sophie Holt, Home Design Stylist at John Lewis & Partners Cheadle, said:

“It has been a pleasure to work with SGI to create a warm and engaging design for the latest phase of the Middlewood Locks neighbourhood. We hope that the design inspires residents to create a unique space that reflects their personality and feels joyful to live within.


“We are really looking forward to offering customers who reserve a new home this weekend a home design consultation with a local John Lewis Cheadle Home Design Stylist. This bespoke service will help residents create their dream space, offering personalized advice and inspiration from initial consultation through to finished scheme boards and 3D render”.

Located on a 25-acre brownfield site, multi award-winning Middlewood Locks is a £1 billion development situated around the three large basins of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal.  It is a joint venture being delivered by ourselves, Metro Holdings Limited, a Singapore-listed property development and investment group, and Hualing Group, based in Urumqui, Xinjiang, in China.

Middlewood Locks is already a thriving new neighbourhood with over 2,000 people living in 1,117 apartments, supported by new amenity, and engaging public realm.  Seven Bro7hers Beer House, 92 Degrees Coffee Shop and a Co-op convenience store support the growing community within an established oasis of green spaces and engaging public realm along the canal.

Seven years under development the scheme has already made a considerable economic impact, supporting around 6,000 jobs with the total local economic benefit to the Greater Manchester sub-region for phases one and two at £260 million.

Future plans include the development of the remaining 10-acre plot that connects to Manchester city centre through the arches with outline planning consent already in place to deliver more new homes alongside Grade A office accommodation and a new hotel with further amenity and public realm.

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