Events at The Astley: Bring & Mix 12/04

What’s better than made-to-order cocktails, snacks and free events? We can’t think of anything!


Last week, we had our first Residents’ Event here at The Astley and that’s exactly what was on the menu. And even better, this was all for free!

Free custom cocktails at The Astley

Our residents can enjoy the lounge whenever they please so we decided to host a cocktail event with a professional mixologist! Our cocktail expert was onsite to keep everyone happy, making custom cocktails depending on your favourite spirits and mixers.

It’s a great chance for our residents to meet each other and become part of our growing community.

It’s our aim to keep holding these great events for residents to enjoy. So, if you live with us we’d love to hear any ideas! And if you don’t live with us already, why not? Pop in for a visit to see our apartments, meet the team and learn more about living with us at The Astley with all of our amazing, included onsite amenities.

Why not book a viewing today?

Best summer events in Manchester 2019

We know just how important it is to love the city you live in, and Manchester is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy! Not only are there a whole range of restaurants, bars and clubs tailored to every night out imaginable, but there’s also a whole load of great festivals and events happening this summer in Manchester. For the list of our favourite events of summer 2019, keep reading…

Street party with music and dancing

King Street Festival – 1-2nd June

The ultimate local street party! One of the best streets in Manchester holds its own festival weekend in early summer, to celebrate the history and future of this heritage shopping destination. Expect food tastings, alfresco dining, music, games and the beautiful Manchester Flower Show. Even the upmarket shops along King Street are getting involved so fingers crossed for some offers!

Parklife Festival – 8-9th June

Manchester’s biggest music festival returns for what is set to be another incredible year! With performances from Cardi B, George Ezra, Khalid, Disclosure and over 200 more acts, this festival is a hit with locals and visitors alike.

People at an outdoors festival in the summer

Manchester Day – 23rd June

An annual celebration of all things Manchester! This street festival is a great day for everyone to get together to celebrate everything great about this city. Get to know what has made Manchester such a fun place to live!

Sounds of the City – Various dates, July

Sounds of the City is back to take over the Castlefield Bowl! Grab tickets to see Kylie Minogue, The Wombats, Elbow and more in this iconic music venue. Who doesn’t love live music?

Manchester Pride Festival – 23-26th August

Dancer in the street to celebrate Pride festival

Manchester’s adopted pop queen Ariana Grande is headlining this year’s Manchester Pride Festival alongside Years & Years. The festival combines Manchester Pride Live, the Gay Village Party and the Manchester Pride Parade, among other events. It’s sure to be an exciting, fun-filled weekend with the Manchester Pride charity right at its heart.

With all these happening in just one summer in Manchester, why wouldn’t you want to move? We’d love to have you! Book a viewing here.

Get to know the Northern Quarter

Set in the heart of the bustling Northern Quarter, our city living apartments at The Astley have a whole range of exciting shops, eateries and bars just a stone’s throw away. So whether you’re after great coffee, vintage clothes or that perfect bite to eat, you’re sure to find it in the Northern Quarter. Check out our guide to the best bits of this exciting area…

For after work drinks…

For some after work drinks with a bit of a difference, there’s no place like Twenty Twenty Two. If you feel like grabbing a cocktail and hitting the dancefloor or ordering your favourite pint and challenging someone to a game of ping pong, you’re in the right place.

Stonebaked pizza in a restaurant, Manchester Northern Quarter

For the finest food…

The Northern Quarter just has too many amazing restaurants nearby to mention just one… So we’ll try to keep this list short! TNQ serves the best food if you’re after a fancier meal. For the best local Mexican, try El Capo! Or head to Dough for the freshest pizza. Finally, if you’re after some crispy fried chicken, Yard & Coop is for you.

For the unique gift…

There’s no place quite like Afflecks in Manchester. An ‘emporium of eclecticism’, this is the place to come if you need to find that gift for that person. From handmade jewellery and vintage designs, to artworks and instruments, you’ll find it here.

Vintage clothes on a rack in street. Go shopping in the Northern Quarter!

For the coolest clothes…

Filled to the brim with vintage clothes and independent brands, Manchester’s Northern Quarter has it all. We love Blue Rinse Vintage and Bags of Flavor for some vintage, 70s clothes, or if you’re interested in streetwear and casualwear brands, head to Oi Polloi and Nola.

Cactus and menu on a table in a cafe, Northern Quarter

For the smoothest coffee…

Using the finest coffee from El Salvador and sourcing guest coffees from some of the best roasters in Europe, TAKK is the place to go for your caffeine hit. This Scandinavian style coffee house boasts a relaxed vibe and a curated brunch menu and a great place to work and hang out.

Interested? Come along for a visit and see if this cool quarter is ideal for your next home. We’d love to have you at The Astley! Book a viewing today.

The Astley: What’s In A Name?

The Astley: Exceptional new-build flats to rent on the corner of Port Street and Great Ancoats StreetOur new-build flats to rent in Manchester are part of an exciting new future here in the Northern Quarter, but what stood on this site before we did? And just what’s the story of how we came to be called The Astley? Now as custodians of this site and our place in the local community, our heritage is as important to us as our future is bright.

The story of our name dates back to the early 1800s; a time when fewer than 90,000 people lived inside the boundaries of our city as we know it today. It’s certainly a far cry from the 500,000+ that called Manchester home at the time of the 2011 Census. We’ve come a long way and things have changed since then, that’s for sure.

At a time when Napoleon had sights set on European conquest, here on the corner of Port Street and Great Ancoats Street stood a humble public house – The Astley Arms. First recorded in 1821, it served the people of this part of Manchester until closure in 1928. And then it would lay dormant and undisturbed; lost in time until 2016.

A Time-Capsule Unearthed

The Astley Arms: First recorded in 1821, it served the people of this part of Manchester until closure in 1928
(c) The Old Pubs of Ancoats, Neil Richardson – via Pubs of Manchester: Past and Present

As we came to build our new flats to rent, however, an awesome discovery was made; the 200-year-old pub emerging out of its time capsule, apparently ‘forgotten’. Unused bottles of brandy and personalised crockery dating back decades and bearing the name of its former landlord Thomas Evans came to light as our own building took shape.

Mulbury City site developer James Alderson told the Manchester Evening News: “It’s amazing knowing there’s so much history at this site. It’s really exciting. I never expected this kind of thing to be found but we are really fascinated by it all.”

And, because there is such history at the site that we now occupy, it’s only right our name reflects that. From the old Astley Arms to the new Astley; we’re shaping a new future in this part of the Northern Quarter. At the same time, though, we’ll strive to be as much a part of our community as The Astley Arms was in now bygone times.


Studio, 1, 2 & 3-bedroom flats to rent in Manchester – look no further than The Astley

Show Homes Now Open – Why Not Step Inside?

Ready to step inside our new show homes at The Astley?The time is now! It gives us huge pleasure to announce that you can now step inside our brilliant Manchester apartments for rent. That’s right – our show homes here at The Astley are alive and kicking; the doors open to anyone and everyone who wants to see what renting a brand new home in central MCR should be all about.

Our go-to guys Zac and Rebecca are ready and waiting to give you the grand tour of our apartments for rent. Take the chance now and put yourself centre stage in these amazing homes; to get a real feel for what it’s like to live here. You’ll also get a sneak preview of the fine furnishings that come included when you make your home here.

Come and see our show homes and you’ll get a close look at:

Cool apartments for rent in Manchester - available now. Come and see for yourself!•   The classy open-plan living space, full of light and bursting with life
•   A sleek kitchen area, complete with high-spec integrated appliances
•   Your future bedroom(s); cosy and comfortable like you won’t believe
•   A central Manchester setting that few can equal and none can better

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for, so why wait any longer? You want to see these amazing new homes close up. And we want to show you around our awesome apartments for rent. Put those two parts together and what do you get? A clear sign that we need to get something in the diary! And quickly too, because interest is high.

It’s really easy to sort a viewing. Give our team a buzz on +44 (0) 333 210 0043 or ping us an email – even if you’ve had a chat with us before. We’ll see what we can do for you…


A Warm Welcome To The Astley – From Zac and Rebecca

Here we go; our amazing new Manchester apartments for rent are taking shape. The final, finishing touches are now being put to our home. And we’re hoping it’ll become yours soon too! Our lovely onsite team are dead keen to welcome you here; to show you why we’re so happy with how it’s all coming together here.

So passionate are Zac and Rebecca about making you feel welcome at The Astley, though, that they just couldn’t want to wait until you get here…

Hello From Zac…

Welcome to The Astley!

Zac is one half of our onsite dream team here at The Astley...Over the course of the year, we’ll be posting all sorts of things here. For now, though, a quick word for all our potential and upcoming residents.

Not seen our building yet? It’s looking great! I wish work had been due to finish a few months earlier; who knows when we’ll get another summer like this. That said, the weather doesn’t really matter; we’re making BIG plans for autumn onwards.

Even though the sunshine, beers and BBQs have been awesome this summer, the one downside of the summer is that football didn’t come home :(. Soon, however, you’ll be able to – and to the most exciting development of Manchester apartments I’ve seen since I’ve lived here. And I’ve seen a good many of them!

The main thing I want you to know when we open is that The Astley will be your building…

The main thing I want you to know when we open is that The Astley will be your building. Rebecca and I will run it, but you guys are the ones who decide how. So, please never ever be afraid to give me a shout with your suggestions and comments.

You can even start the ball rolling now.

Let’s create something extraordinary together. You can bell me on 0113 290 2497 or 07548 118023 with any questions / suggestions you have. I can’t wait to hear them.


… And Hello From Rebecca

欢迎来到 The Astley!

Rebecca is one half of our onsite dream team; waiting to welcome you here at The Astley

When you go along the Great Ancoats Street, at the junction with Port Street, you’ll see a lovely shining stone colour building; one with golden window frames. That’s us, standing out from the surrounding “bricks”.

Manchester has become a second home for me. For me, the Northern Quarter is the coolest part; coffee, brunch, bars and restaurants – the NQ is one of my favourite places to chill out after work… and on Saturday afternoons with my beloved golden lab Jacobs.

Just to give you guys a little update for the Astley: work on our Manchester apartments is into the final stage and we’re aiming to launch the building in time for you to move in September. Hopefully the “MCR Bee Spirit” will make things work. 🙂

Zac and I will do our best to make your experience the best brand new chapter of your life in MCR

Our lovely show flats are ready for you! Come and have a short journey with us. And remember, 这是你的家 – this is your home. Be part of our community; your voice and words mattering the most to us. As your RSMs here, Zac and I will do our best to make your experience the best brand new chapter of your life right here in MCR.

Come and have fun with us! For any questions, give us a buzz on 0113 290 2497 or 07548 118 025. Otherwise, we hope to be seeing you very soon 🙂


Manchester Apartments For Rent? Say Hello To The Astley…

Hello there! We’re The Astley, and we’re ever so delighted to meet you. Now, we know that looking for a new home can seem daunting; not least if you’re moving to a new city (or even country!). With our collection of Manchester apartments for rent, though, we like to think we’re doing things a little bit differently.

It’s in the smile that we’ll greet you with each time you come through the front door. And it’s in that unique sense of community our team is building here. Above all else, however, it’s in the knowledge that these are more than your average apartments for rent in the heart of this incredible city of ours. So incredible, in fact, that we’re stealing London’s thunder. Sorry, not sorry – right?

So, what is life at The Astley all about?

Well, we’ve gone all out to make sure our Manchester apartments for rent are spaces you’ll want to spend time in. These apartments are, after all, where we’re inviting you to call home; somewhere to snuggle up, settle down or lounge around. Step inside and see how we’ve crafted homes to go hand-in-hand with the way you want to do things.

What you get at The Astley doesn’t start and end at your front door, though. There is a much bigger picture to gaze upon. We start with your go-to guys for anything you need to feel right at home: Zac and Rebecca. Our dynamic duo are the dedicated onsite management team at your service; helping you move in, sorting out any issues you have and even recommending awesome places for dinner.

If you want to be in the know in the Northern Quarter, you’ll want to get to know Zac and Rebecca!

How about some cool extra spaces too? The Astley’s Manchester apartments for rent also give you exclusive use of a chilled out residents’ lounge and a high-flying rooftop terrace. Seriously, you can see for miles up there. Our resident-only amenities are yours to use as you please, although we do ask that you share nicely with your neighbours (which we know you will anyway!).

So, what do you think? Are you tempted to come and discover the exquisite apartments for rent at The Astley? Just give our team a buzz by phone or by email and our guys will sort it that you get the chance to take a look around. It’s time to live your life in the city; to be part of a community shaped by you. Come and experience it all at The Astley – book a viewing today.