Manchester apartments to buy for under £200,000 that will tempt you to move to the city centre

Manchester city center remains a desirable place to live.

With its abundance of new and existing bars and restaurants, shopping and entertainment facilities and historical monuments, it’s no surprise that our northern city is the third best in the world.

To meet demand, a series of residential skyscrapers have taken over Manchester’s skyline over the past decade, as have historic buildings converted into additional flats and apartments.

But as supply and demand have grown, house prices have soared, with a Manchester City Center flat currently selling for an average price of £236,527.

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For those looking to move to the city, there are currently several loft conversions and chic studio apartments for sale in Ancoats, Northern Quarter, Greengate, Gay Village, Picadilly and Castlefield.

These are the best apartments we’ve found for under the £200,000 average house price.


Rochdale Road, £150,000

Nestled in Ancoats, which was voted one of the ‘hottest’ areas to live in 2022, is this one bed flat.

Listed as ideal for working professionals, the spacious apartment is complete with an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, bedroom and bathroom.

Surrounded by a diverse food and drink scene, the popular Pot Kettle Black brunch spot in Angel Gardens and Ramona pizza restaurant are just a few minutes’ walk from your door.

Marshall Street, £195,000


Also in the Ancoats area is this stylish newly built apartment in the Cartwright building.

Once home to a fashion and textile workshop, as of October 2021, The Cartwright is now a 14 unit converted home.

Built with a modern interior, this one bed apartment has high ceilings throughout, an open plan kitchen, living and dining area, bedroom and en-suite bathroom.

northern district

Tib Street, £169,950

Smithfield Building in the Northern Quarter

The bustling Northern Quarter is home to many quirky apartments, and this characterful one bed flat is one of them.

Housed on the second floor of the Smithfield building, this block used to be home to Manchester’s famous Affleck and Brown department store, known as the ‘Harrods of the North’.

Inside the apartment in the northern quarter

In 1996 it was converted into 81 loft apartments, each retaining the building’s original Victorian features such as double-height ceilings, exposed brick, stone and wooden beams.

This apartment has an entrance hall, master bedroom on a raised mezzanine, living room with large windows, dining area, galley kitchen and bathroom.

Gay Village

Sackville Street, £175,000

This converted one bedroom apartment is located in a former warehouse in Manchester’s famous Gay Village.

With easy access to some great bars and restaurants in the area, the first floor apartment is recommended for a first-time buyer.

kitchen corner

The loft-style property has been recently furnished retaining an abundance of the building’s original features, from sash windows and wooden beams to exposed brickwork and eaves.

The apartment consists of an entrance hall, open kitchen, living room and dining room, a bedroom and a bathroom.


Oldham Street, £180,000

Open living room

This converted one bedroom apartment is for sale in a Grade II listed conversion in the Piccadilly area.

Closely adjacent to the Northern Quarter and Piccadilly Gardens, this area is within easy reach of some of the city’s best bars, restaurants and shops at Arndale and Market Street.

Well presented with a unique rustic feel, the apartment is complete with an entrance hall, living room with a brick fireplace, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

Green Gate

chapel street, £195,000

Laurence Place on Embankment West is in the area of ​​Greengate that has been regenerated in recent years.

Laurence Place, just across the river from Manchester Cathedral, is a central location in the city with residential apartments, a gym, an on-site cafe and several co-working and communal areas.

Kapelstraat apartment

This one bed studio apartment on the 10th floor is currently for sale and is completely open plan with a living-dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, utility room and a balcony.

Residents of this building also benefit from a 24-hour concierge.

Garden Lane Apartments, £200,000

In the apartment

Garden Lane is a vibrant new community development in Greengate with a number of apartments for sale.

This one bed apartment features custom designs with an open plan layout, floor to ceiling windows and strategically designed lighting schemes.

The space consists of an open plan kitchen, living and dining area, leading to a bedroom and a bathroom.


Kelso place, £200,000

The living area

Last but not least is this two bedroom flat on Saint Georges Island – a dynamic development in Castlefield.

This apartment is surrounded by canals, cobbled walkways, waterfront bars and green spaces. Located on the ground floor, it has direct views of the Bridgewater Canal.

The accommodation consists of an entrance hall, lounge, fitted kitchen, a bathroom and two bedrooms, one with an en-suite.

View of Castlefield

An enclosed glass balcony, accessible from both bedrooms and the living room, and a 24-hour concierge service are additional features of the home.

The only downside to this property is that it is only available to cash buyers, meaning you can’t buy with the help of a mortgage.


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