Downing reveals first look of amenities at Square Gardens co-living

At Square Gardens, Manchester’s newest co-living development, Downing is committed to delivering an exciting range of residential amenities.

The entrance lounge at Downing's Square Gardens development in Manchester | BTR News
The entrance lounge at Downing's Square Gardens development in Manchester.

Developer Downing has unveiled the first images of its range of shared spaces at its Square Gardens co-living development, located in one of Manchester’s fastest growing and vibrant neighbourhood communities, First Street. The scheme – which topped out in December 2023 – was designed by award-winning architects Simpson Haugh Partnership, with KKA leading on the interior design of the scheme. It is set to welcome its first residents in autumn 2024.

The amenity areas have been created to redefine the way residents connect, collaborate and thrive. With a focus on creating vibrant and inclusive environments, the shared spaces offer an unparalleled experience for residents seeking a truly enriching community lifestyle.

From a gym and wellness centre to immersive entertainment zones, co-working spaces and private outdoor gardens and terraces, an exciting, regular events programme will also be in place to connect neighbours and build the community, alongside a stunning bookable dining room for residents to hire for entertaining guests.

The Square Gardens co-living scheme offers a cutting-edge private gym equipped with all-new high-spec and digitally enabled equipment by Technogym, offering residents the ultimate fitness experience. Whether it’s cardio, resistance, weights and stretch, group classes or calming yoga sessions in the fitness studios, the gym provides an inclusive and invigorating environment for residents to prioritise their wellbeing.

“Our commitment to creating an exceptional living experience extends well beyond the walls of individual apartments. By offering an impressive range of social spaces, we want to foster a vibrant and inclusive community where residents can thrive, connect, and create unforgettable memories.”

Bay Downing, Investment Director, Downing

Square Gardens residents will also enjoy the added advantage of residing within an expansive 2.5-acre landscaped space, which serves as a vibrant centrepiece for the community. Boasting an abundance of lush greenery, trees and carefully curated planting, this sprawling outdoor oasis offers a tranquil retreat.

Amenities at the co-living development are included as part of one monthly fee, allowing residents full use of all facilities without any additional cost. In addition to the on-site facilities, the co-living scheme is surrounded by local bakeries and cafés, street markets, galleries, pubs, clubs and events.

Set to welcome its first residents in autumn 2024, Square Gardens is in one of Manchester’s fastest growing and vibrant neighbourhood communities at First Street.