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These luxury city centre apartments are perfect for modern living – and working

With more of us working from home, mental health and wellbeing are at the heart of DeTrafford’s Manchester developments

Manchester is not short on impressive apartments for homebuyers, no matter what part of the city you are looking to live in. 

Now, local housing developer DeTrafford has reacted to the ever-changing environment that 2020 has forced upon us all with a series of exciting developments designed with working from home in mind. 

Their most eagerly-awaited development, St George’s Gardens, is nearing completion with the last few remaining apartments available exclusively for homebuyers.    

Located in the Castlefield district, the city centre is right on the doorstep, with stunning views and excellent transport links. 

St George’s Gardens however, are not the only offering from the developers, with several others boasting equally impressive amenities.   

As a big supporter of health and wellbeing, DeTrafford’s founder and CEO is Manchester born and bred Gary Jackson who wanted to ensure all of the developments provided space for herb gardens, exercise and green areas where residents can really focus on their health. 

City Gardens

This impressive new development offers a New York inspired feel to Manchester living, with floor to ceiling windows allowing light to cascade in and create a unique sense of calm in your working from home space. 

Of course, one of the perks of city living is the availability of stunning views – and City Gardens goes one step further with exclusive triplexes which occupy the top three floors.

They all have their own private terrace offering breathtaking views of the city, which you can accessorize with plants to create your own little oasis of calm and relaxation. 

For residents who don’t have their own terrace, there is still a communal sun terrace with equally stunning views – the perfect place to relax after a long day.

Eligible for the Help to Buy scheme, City Gardens is a great opportunity for local graduates and first-time buyers looking to take the first step onto the property ladder. 

Sitting a short walk from the local bars and restaurants, this is the perfect home for those who enjoy Manchester’s nightlife. 

Gallery Gardens

Gallery Gardens is now a green thriving hub of the community and, as the name suggests, the 13 storey and 19 storey towers are inspired by modern day art galleries.  

Highlighting and reflecting an imaginative and flexible use of space, these stylish apartments are ideal for those who are ready to downsize from the family home. 

At Gallery Gardens, self-care is encouraged through relaxing amongst the greenery and urban forest of the roof garden with stunning views over the city. 

This is the place for peace, tranquility and a slower pace of life, and built with the understanding that work can be stressful, especially when working from home. 

It’s all about green and relaxing space, located in the conservation area of Castlefield, an area embedded in Manchester’s history that is currently undergoing rapid redevelopment, with green break out areas for residents to enjoy.

Phoenix Works

Designed during the global pandemic, Phoenix Works is rethinking city centre living in a post pandemic environment. 

Let’s face it, there’s an increasing number of us who are working from home and will be doing either indefinitely or certainly for the foreseeable future. 

But Phoenix Works developments were designed with mental health and wellbeing at its centre.   

Working from home bays within each apartment provide dedicated workspaces that can be closed off at night to provide an improved home-work separation when you need to switch off.  

All working areas have good access to natural light and views of the urban gardens, creating the perfect setting for young working professionals. 

Phoenix Works is ideal for local families, with great schools and Hulme park garden a short walk away. You can also take a stroll along the local canals of Castlefield and enjoy the green spaces the area has to offer. 

Find out more about these developments and get in touch with DeTrafford by clicking below.

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