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KAMPUS Comes to Manchester's Canal Street

Meet Manchester’s newest neighbourhood KAMPUS

Say hello to Manchester’s newest neighbourhood, KAMPUS. Henry Boot Developments and Capital&Centric are reviving the neglected area of our city on the doorstep of Piccadilly and Gay Village. The former Manchester Metropolitan University site is undergoing a £250 million makeover. KAMPUS will be a place to live, dine, drink, shop and chill out – a one-stop Manchester destination for us to get lost in.

It’s all about the urban garden here. The lush green hangout will form the centre of KAMPUS. Unlike anything Manchester already has, the canal-side urban garden will be an oasis in the city centre. Taking a little inspiration from laidback European culture, expect to tuck into an alfresco lunch here or chill out amongst the towering trees.

Construction for KAMPUS is already well underway. Whilst the project will see the area undergo a complete overhaul, the ethos of character and diversity that the location is famous for will still remain. Get ready for two floors of independent bars, restaurants and shops – which will surround the central garden – to while away your weekends in .

KAMPUS will also have 553 apartments that are set to open in summer 2019. The stylish apartments will be split into two new blocks in heritage warehouses and the existing 60s tower that was formerly home to Manchester Metropolitan University.

The project is creating a whole new square off Chorlton Street. The cobbled Little David Street will be become an alley complete with shops, cafes and outdoor seating. The Grade II listed Minto & Turner and Minshull House buildings will make for a historic backdrop for KAMPUS, as well as the Bungalow – a salvaged concrete box on stilts overlooking the Rochdale canal – that will be a pop-up events space.

Along with new restaurants like Mr White’s English Chophouse, this is a huge step in the regeneration of the Canal Street area. Currently on track to be finished in 2020, there will be plenty to explore at KAMPUS!

Take a look at the construction so far…

KAMPUS AT A GLANCE

LOCATION

Site bordered by Aytoun Street, Chorlton Street, Canal Street and Minshull Street.

SIZE

Approximately 323,000sqft residential, 40,000sqft commercial.

INVESTMENT

£250 million project.

APARTMENTS

533 loft and new build apartments.

LEISURE

Independent shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and commercial space.

HERITAGE

Grade II listed Minto & Turner and Minshull House warehouses, canal-shipping buildings constructed in the 1860s. Brutalist 60s tower block, former campus building for Manchester Metropolitan University.

TIMELINE

First homes and units due to open in summer 2019.

Find out more at kampus-mcr.co.uk.

Words by AMAGAZINE

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