Is The Northern Quarter Over-Spilling Into Ancoats - Or Even Liverpool?
February 13, 2018

Is The Northern Quarter Over-Spilling Into Ancoats - Or Even Liverpool?

Manchester's hipster enclave — the Northern Quarter — is getting pricey as big-time office occupiers, hoteliers and residential developers move in. Land prices have rocketed, with a site at 88 Tib St. sold for £45K in 2011 now re-sold for £1M.

The list of potential alternatives to the Northern Quarter grows longer ever day. New Cross and Great Ducie Street have already been flagged by the city council as potential overspill locations. But could Ancoats — the Northern Quarter's northern neighbour — prove the first to benefit? And could Liverpool, which already has 23,000 digital jobs and is flagged as having growth potential of 79%, going to be the real low-cost beneficiary?

“It's not so much a lack of supply in the Northern Quarter, it's a lack of the kind of space the creatives like," Cushman & Wakefield Associate Toby Nield said. "We're seeing relocations into the area from elsewhere in Manchester,…

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