Looking for your dream home? Check out these exciting new Manchester developments


Manchester is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities right now, and it shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. This means buying a new property here and in the wider North-West region is almost certainly a wise decision. 

One of the most interesting companies investing in the area’s housing market is DeTrafford, a real estate developer based just south of the city in Wilmslow with a keen eye for luxury at a pocket-friendly price point. 

As well as plenty of upcoming ventures that promise to add to the city’s thriving landscape, DeTrafford are responsible for three of the most intriguing recent housing developments in the North: Roof Gardens, Elisabeth Gardens and Cavendish Place. 

Here’s a closer look at these exciting projects. 

Roof Gardens

Based in Castlefield, one of Manchester’s more storied districts (it’s recognised as being where Romans built their Mamucium fort, which eventually became the city of Manchester itself), the Roof Gardens development consists of beautiful luxury apartments and townhouses which feature a host of private roof gardens for get-togethers among the city skyline. 

These exciting outdoor spaces have led to a new style of community in the area, with summer barbecues and outdoor events happening in resident’s city homes. This is complemented by nearby waterside features, such as the relaxing canal routes, plus the development provides bike storage and a tree-lined courtyard for parking. 

You can expect all the comforts of suburban life combined with inner city living. 

Roof Gardens is an ideal location for young professionals looking for a place to rent, with exceptional transport links to all corners of Manchester and beyond, with the city centre just a few minutes stroll away. 

And the properties themselves are stunning to the eye – no surprise considering the scheme won “Best design for four storeys or more” at the 2016 Housebuilder awards. 

Elisabeth Gardens

Elisabeth Gardens is something very special indeed. A reconceptualised historic textile mill, the development adds life and energy to the area. Consisting of family homes and suburban apartments, it’s perfect for both young professionals and households with children looking to live somewhere vibrant and forward-thinking. 

The properties have jaw-dropping views over Houldsworth Golf Course and Houldsworth Park, making a great addition to the sought-after suburb of Reddish. Transport links are fantastic, not to mention the wealth of green space for family picnics, viaducts for scenic walks and child-friendly parks. 

A thriving community has grown up in Elisabeth Gardens, proving especially popular with young city workers and families looking for that safe, friendly urban village feel. 

Cavendish Place

With Cavendish Place, Bowdon has a new luxury space that enhances this already desirable neighbourhood – a prestigious village that boasts some of the most in-demand properties outside London. Located within easy reach of Manchester, this gated development includes duplexes, triplexes, townhouses and penthouses. 

These homes have been redeveloped according to contemporary design features teamed with traditional heritage style, while preserving the character of these fine period properties, creating magnificent living spaces in the very heart of Bowdon. Altrincham is close by, home to some of the best schools in Cheshire, while Altrincham Market is fast becoming recognised as the go-to place for exceptional food and drink options. 

Cavendish Place nestles behind a wide, tree-lined road, with homes that sit in beautifully manicured grounds, providing rental opportunities for families, the retired and business people. The range of properties is diverse and stylish, with all the amenities you’d expect from such a distinguished location – such as grand gates and secure car parking, not to mention a private space for each lavish home: a terrace, balcony or sunken garden. 

If you’re interested in renting or purchasing any of the above exclusive properties, simply speak to DeTrafford to find out more details. If you’re looking to find your dream home, this could be the most important step you ever take.

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