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Avro by Urban Splash Management Ltd

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Avro lofts - Made in Manchester - Guaranteed to fly

Back in 1993, when the cities were empty, shut up at night and “urban” was a dirty word, we took a leap of faith.
We saw something that other people hadn't in old industrial buildings; we thought they were amazing and beautiful, and we thought people should live in them.

From Britannia Mills in Castlefield, to Smithfield Building in the Northern Quarter and Concert Square in Liverpool; we
have pioneered city living in the north of England, reinventing old buildings and creating amazing new homes, workspaces and communities.

25 years and nearly 400 awards later we're back doing what we do best with Avro, one of Manchester's last untouched Victorian Mills -
and we're working with our old friend, Roger Stephenson, fellow pioneer and architectural legend who helped us transform Smithfield Building all those years ago.

Grade II* Listed, Avro was built in 1825 and was once home to the A. V. Roe aviation company: the founders of British aviation and manufacturers of the iconic Lancaster and Vulcan planes.

We'll celebrate this in the Urban Splash way; reclaiming history not sterilising it, making the best of the past and giving Avro a future.
31 One, two & three bedroom traditional, canal side loft apartments, set over 5 floors with sizes ranging from 829 sq ft to 2,600 sq ft.

Situated in the Northern Quarter, one of the most exciting and culturally vibrant areas of the city and within close proximity to Ancoats, one of Manchester’s largest regeneration areas.

Be part of a building, inspired by its history make your mark on a once forgotten, raw industrial space. Manchester Made.

These are homes for pioneers, for people who love this city. Avro could only be in Manchester, the greatest industrial city in the world.
  1. Avro lofts - Made in Manchester - Guaranteed to fly
  2. One, two & three bedroom lofts, overlooking the Rochdale Canal
  3. Built in 1825, Grade II* Listed, Avro was once home to A.V. Roe & Co., Britain’s first aeroplane manufacturers
  4. Located in the Northern Quarter, one of the most exciting areas of the city



Great Ancoats Street Manchester M4

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Monday to Saturday
9am to 6pm
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Local Information

Nearest stations:

Tram Station logo Piccadilly Gardens (0.4 miles)
National Train Station logo Manchester Piccadilly (0.4 miles)
Tram Station logo Market Street (0.4 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode


About Developer

Urban Splash was founded in 1993 by Chairman Tom Bloxham MBE and Creative Director Jonathan Falkingham MBE. For the past two-decades, the company has grown in size and worked with world-class architects and designers to restore old buildings and create new, sustainable communities.

Headquartered in Manchester, with regional bases in Liverpool, Leeds, Bristol, Sheffield and Plymouth, the company has invested a billion pounds creating thousands of new homes and jobs in over two million sq ft of commercial space.
It has won almost 400 awards for delivering challenging regeneration projects including; Fort Dunlop in Birmingham, Chimney Pot Park in Salford, Castlefield and New Islington in Manchester, The Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Royal William Yard in Plymouth, Lister Mills in Bradford, Park Hill in Sheffield, Rotunda in Birmingham, Matchworks in Garston and the Ropewalks in Liverpool.

In 2016, Urban Splash launched hoUSe, its architect-designed, new-build, modular, family-housing concept. The scheme has already completed and fully sold out at New Islington in Manchester, with more Houses onsite in Manchester and North Shields, and pipeline projects in Birmingham and Merseyside.

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