Placefirst reveal images of Manchester’s Elevate BTR scheme

Placefirst releases new internal images of Elevate, its £8m Build to Rent scheme in Longsight, Manchester.

Ground floor living area at Placefirst's Elevate Build to Rent scheme in Manchester | BTR News
Ground floor living area at Placefirst's Elevate Build to Rent scheme in Longsight, Manchester.

Build to Rent provider Placefirst has released new internal images of Elevate – its new £8m Build to Rent scheme in Longsight – an inner city area of Manchester, three miles south of the city centre. On a site home to the former job centre in Longsight, the transformation will deliver high-spec apartments which are expected to see its first residents in Spring 2022.

Placefirst worked with Project 3 Architects to repurpose and transform the former job centre, paying close attention to sustainability, energy efficiency and modern design. A huge part of the renovation has been the construction of a new top floor extension. The remainder of the building has been totally redesigned to create a range of stunning new homes with multiple layouts. The name of the new scheme also gives a nod to the quality fixtures and finishes in these new apartments, elevating the building and giving it a new lease of life.  

Work began on Elevate in 2021. The scheme will deliver 53 new Build to Rent homes – a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. The rooftop extension accommodates eight apartments with stunning views of the Manchester city skyline. Ground floor residents will have the luxury of private entrances and dual aspects with windows at the front and rear.

The stylish apartments have been designed with the modern renter in mind. Each apartment features a brand new high-spec kitchen and bathroom, timber effect flooring, plush bedroom carpets and large windows allowing an abundance of natural light. All apartments will be furnished, including velvet sofas, on trend dining room furniture and bedroom packs. All apartments are available for long-term let, with prices starting from £650 pcm.

Elevate also includes a range of amenities including onsite allocated parking, electric car charging points and a bike store. With quick and easy access to Manchester city centre, residents will also benefit from being close to the bars and restaurants of Levenshulme.

Placefirst has also appointed a dedicated resident services manager for Elevate, ensuring that residents can rely on an exceptional experience from viewing to move-in.

“We are thrilled to reveal the name and first glimpse of the show apartments at ‘Elevate’, which will bring 53 modern apartments for rent to the market. Our vision was to give this former job centre a new lease of life; we have created an exciting apartment scheme with high quality finishes, which our new residents will be proud to call home. We are excited to officially launch applications and for the first viewings to start this weekend.

“As a leading Build to Rent provider, Placefirst have a strong track record of creating exciting places for people to live by offering excellent services for all residents to enjoy and sustainable, modern living. Elevate is no exception and serves as an example of our commitment to providing best in class homes.”

Ian Chatburn, Customer Experience Director, Placefirst