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Manchester - No 8 First Street

18,500 sq ft of leisure/ retail accommodation

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The Story So Far...

First Street is a 20 acre mixed use development and is one of Manchester’s most vibrant new neighbourhoods, with a compelling blend of Culture, Leisure, Office and Living accommodation.

Phase 1 is now open and trading:

  • Home - 60,000 sq ft Contemporary International Arts Centre
  • Innside - 208 bed 4 star hotel by Melia Hotels
  • 9 New Restaurants and Bars
  • Number One First Street – 180,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation
  • Q Park - 700 space multi storey car park
  • VITA - 279 luxury serviced apartments
…All positioned around an attractive, high quality public square; Tony Wilson Place.

No.8 First Street

On completion in Autumn 2017, No.8 First Street will provide 170,000 sq ft of Grade A office space together with 18,500 sq ft of leisure/ retail accommodation. The office space is arranged over seven floors and includes six double-height winter gardens, which will be illuminated at night, on opposite corners of the building. The top two floors have already been pre-let to energy company, Gazprom.

The five leisure/ retail units at ground floor vary in size from 1,983 sq ft up to 6,592 sq ft. Providing over six metre floor-ceiling heights, most units can accommodate a mezzanine floor if required. The five units will be handed over to a Developer’s Shell Specification, to include shopfronts.


First Street is prominently located at the main southern gateway into Manchester, just inside the Mancunian Way and at the end of the A5103 (Princess Parkway); one of Manchester’s busiest arterial routes into the city. The site has excellent public transport facilities nearby with Oxford Road train station, Deansgate train station and Deansgate/ Castlefield Metrolink station within a few minutes’ walk. Oxford Road train station is due to undergo a huge multi-million pound redevelopment.

Whitworth Street West, which runs along the northern edge of the site, is home to the O2 Ritz live music venue and to some very successful independent operators including Gorilla and Black Dog Bowl; an upmarket bar with a 5 lane ten-pin bowling alley. To the east, the site is bounded by the Oxford Road Corridor, home to one of the largest university campuses in Europe: including the University of Manchester (40,000 students) and Manchester Metropolitan University (37,000 students). Deansgate Locks sits at the western end of Whitworth Street West.

There are over 4,675 apartments within a five minute walk of First Street with plans for a further 3,000 apartments in the immediate area, including:

Proposed Residential Developments

  • First Street – 624 apartments
  • Axis Tower –173 apartments
  • Cambridge Street – 282 apartments
  • 10 – 12 Whitworth Street – 327 apartments
  • Owen Street – 1300 apartments
  • River Street Tower – 430 apartments
  • Circle Square – 1000+ apartments

1A 3,086 sq ft -
1B 3,399 sq ft -
1C 3,378 sq ft -
2 2,492 sq ft 4,100 sq ft
3 1,983 sq ft -

Introducing HOME

HOME is a new £25m facility producing the best in contemporary theatre, visual art and film, engagement and creative learning and digital innovation.

This 60,000 sq ft thriving cultural and social hub is home to two theatres (one 447-seat and a second 150-seat), five cinema screens, three gallery spaces for contemporary art (including one 5,500 sq ft double-height gallery space), digital and broadcast production facilities, a 150 seat bar and 200 seat restaurant.

Since opening in May 2014, HOME has attracted over 1 million visitors each year.

A place for curiosity seekers, for lovers of the dramatic, the digital and the deeply engaging; for radicals and reciprocators’

Introducing Number One, Innside & Vita

Number One First Street provides approximately 180,000 sq ft of Grade A BREEAM ‘Excellent’ office accommodation and is home to around 2,000 workers.

Innside By Melia is the first of its kind in the UK. This 4 Star hotel provides 208 spacious, modern guestrooms, conference facilities, plus fitness suite and ‘Street on First’; an all-day contemporary restaurant.

VITA Provides 279 luxury, self-contained studio apartments for students. The apartments each come with en-suite bathrooms, flat screen TV’s (and TV licence) and high speed broadband. Facilities also include an on-site gym and a large communal space with library, ping pong table and TV room. Vita is fully occupied.

Please enquire for further details.

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  • Status: Available
  • Area sq ft: 18,500
  • Area m sq: 1,718.70
  • Location: Manchester