A 24/7 Living
Breathing Community

At First Street, life and work collide to prioritise the wellbeing, productivity and happiness of the people whose work brings them to Manchester’s most distinctive new neighbourhood.  People who work here can also eat, drink and play here.

Between the growing number of residents, and the popular cultural offer at HOME together with a range of cafés, bars, restaurants and shops, there’s a regular stream of visitors that ensure the buzz of the area goes on beyond 9 to 5.

And all this is just a couple of minutes’ walk away from the rich nightlife of Whitworth Street West, with its famous range of bars and music venues including Gorilla, The O2 Ritz and the Dog Bowl. All this means that there is something happening all day, all evening, all the week and at the weekends.  First Street is all about a living, breathing community.


As one of the UK’s largest and most exciting cities for students, here in Manchester Vita Student has already established First Street as the new place to live in the city.  These stylish studios are popular with both local and international students, and have already picked up some prestigious awards since opening in 2014.

All 279 apartments are fitted out with leading brands and with easy access to great facilities from gyms to movie rooms, the residents who live here are helping to build a diverse and cosmopolitan culture now emerging here.

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Future Developments

The expanding residential community here at First Street is set to grow further with the development by Downing of a co-living scheme. Designed by award winning architects the SimpsonHaugh Partnership, the scheme will provide high-quality, purpose built accommodation with extensive shared amenity spaces.

Currently in a period of consultation, a planning application is to be submitted at the end of 2019 and if successful, a start on site date in Summer 2020 is scheduled.

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