Why Manchester?

Manchester is a great place to live and work and has been voted the most liveable city in the UK

With its vibrant city centre, cultural venues and access to first class learning; there is something to suit every lifestyle in Manchester.

As a city that embodies the spirit of pioneers, where innovation thrives, culture blossoms, and heritage runs deep, uncover the secret behind Manchester’s enduring charm, plentiful green spaces and its promise of an even brighter future in this short video.

A strong investment

Manchester has many compelling reasons why it represents a sound investment:

  • A strong economy
  • Prosperous job opportunities
  • Robust capital value
  • High rental yields +6.5%*
  • Solid house price forecasts
*Based on local agent rental predictions.

Strong house price forecast

Manchester house prices are set to increase on average +28.8% pa over the next 5 years, substantially ahead of the 21.6% UK average.

Savills Research, 2024

Highest economic growth

Manchester is set to see +5% annual house price growth with the average annual rental growth dominating the market at +19.6%.

JLL Big Six Residential Development Report, August 23

Strong demand for housing

The overall volume of residential properties under construction has fallen from 14,480 in 2018 to 11,759 in 2023 which is further fueling a strong demand for housing in Manchester.

Deloitte Manchester Crane Survey 2023

A great place to live

Manchester has long cemented itself as a great place to live, with its thriving city centre, vibrant music and cultural scene, world-renowned shopping and restaurants; there’s something to suit every lifestyle.

Greater Manchester was ranked by the Economist Global Livability Index 2022 as the UK’s most livable city, four places ahead of London, and 28th across the world.

The city was recently selected as Lonely Planet’s top travel destinations for 2023**

**source: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/england/northwest-england/manchester

Employment

The UK’s second city with (1,257,000 jobs). Over 80% of FTSE 100 companies have a presence in Manchester, including Google, BBC, Adidas and Unilever.

Economy

Manchester has the UK’s 2nd largest regional city economy at over £73 billion. The economy grew by 3.6% in 2022 versus the national average of 3.1%.

Dataloft, Centre for Cities / Avison Young

Tech hub

Manchester is the UK’s 2nd largest creative, digital and tech hub inclusive of companies that have achieved IPOs exceeding £1 billion, and the presence of global industry giants such as BBC, Google, IBM and Cisco.

First-class educational hub

One of the largest student populations in Europe and home to 5 universities, including The University of Manchester – ranked 1st in Europe and 2nd in the world.

Times Higher Education University Rankings 2023

Well-connected

Excellent transport links across the city via the metro system with over 99 stops. Brilliant connectivity across the country by train and only 2 hours to London. Manchester international airport is situated 24 minutes from the city centre, and flies to over 220 global destinations.

A cultural hotbed

Home to museums, galleries, music venues and performing arts institutions, including Factory International – a world-class space for arts, music and culture.