Why Moda Angel Gardens is making us all want to live in the city centre

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Moda Angel Gardens, the new 36 storey rental apartments in the Noma district, boasts a private dining room, library, cinema room and its own gym, as well as a rooftop football pitch with views across the city.

There are great perks for residents, such as free wellbeing events, talks, BBQs and even pizza parties. Plus they’ve got some pretty cool neighbours with Hero Training Clubs on the ground floor and a new site for Pot Kettle Black opening soon for the best coffee in town – not to mention some new evening dishes and cocktails.

It sounds irresistible – so we checked in to check it out.

The 466 apartments in the building, which is on the site of Manchester’s first steam-powered cotton mill a stone’s throw from Victoria station, include studios, one, two or three bedrooms, all interior designed and finished to the same high standards.

 A quick tour, and it’s obvious why they’re in such high demand. 

We began our evening on the 7th floor, admiring the breathtaking views and perusing the selection of coffee table books in the library. It’s a beautiful, uplifting space to unwind. 

When it comes to keeping active, you can workout with a view in the free of charge resident’s gym on the 7th floor which is fully equipped with cardio and free weights equipment.

We headed to hero, located on the ground floor, a state-of-the-art health and wellbeing club with four studio spaces and training disciplines: Athletic, Cardio, Rejuvenate and Stronger.

Working in partnership with hero, Moda provides a health and wellbeing package for all its residents. Health is a key focus from the fitness facilities in the building, onsite physio and PTs to ongoing health checks, an app to track sleep and fitness progress and realistic goals to work towards.

Exertion deserves a treat, and part of the joy of living in the city centre is the range of restaurants on your doorstep – and who will deliver to your door. Heading back to our comfortable apartment, a Deliveroo from The Hip Hop Chip Shop was the ultimate in post-workout indulgence.

Our two bed apartment was light and spacious, and surprisingly very quiet despite being in the centre of town – not a peep from pesky sirens and general city hubbub outside.

And those floor to ceiling windows in the stylish new apartments are about more than just great city views – they’re great for lots of natural light. Plus, there’s controllable lighting throughout. So whether you fancy curling up on the sofa with a good book and a glass of wine or you need a brighter environment to work in, Moda has you covered.

There are high ceilings and ample storage, too, so you don’t feel hemmed in. And all the furniture and even the artwork on the walls throughout the building have been carefully selected and designed with mental wellbeing in mind, with colours that have a calming effect. 

Bespoke artworks by the Adam Ellis Studio are dotted around the venue, too. Specialising in the creation of unique and vibrant works for residential and commercial spaces, art by the studio can usually be seen in top hotels, restaurants and office spaces around the world including selected Ivy restaurants, Annabel’s Mayfair, Harry’s Club and The Botanist in Chelsea.

There are openable windows in each apartment so you can get some fresh air in, as well as individual heating and cooling systems all controlled via the My Moda App. So you can control the air in your own apartment with ease.

There’s a 50″ inch, Samsung 4K ultra high definition smart TV in all apartments – or you can head to the cinema room and sink into a comfy sofa if you’re craving a movie or a Netflix binge on a seriously big screen.

And if you’re feeling more sociable, residents who fancy a dinner party to impress friends can book out the plush private dining room and fully equipped modern kitchen, which comes with your own chef included.

And did we mention the rooftop football pitch?

Moda Angel Gardens is the epitome of next generation living in the city centre, combining smart technology, helpful travel schemes and the ultimate fitness package – all without deposits and fees, and with flexible contracts.

It’s more than just a flat. It’s a way of life, encouraging sociability, wellbeing, health and happiness. No wonder they’re getting snapped up fast.

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