Less than eight weeks after it launched the first of 31 classic lofts for sale at Avro in Manchester, award winning regeneration company Urban Splash has announced the sale of the entire first phase.

The building, once known as Brownsfield Mill and the former home to Manchester’s pioneering aviation business AV Roe, is being transformed by Urban Splash alongside architect Roger Stephenson.

Their collective designs embrace the building’s original fabric, with exposed brickwork and cast iron; they will provide Manchester with some of the biggest, most interesting residential spaces that the city has to offer, with all of the reserved homes ready for occupancy in 2019. 

 Speaking about the new homes, which offered buyers floorplates from 840 sq ft up to 2,600 sq ft, Urban Splash residential director Guy Ackernley said: “Avro has been a great success thanks to Manchester’s appetite for loft living, for great designs and for homes which embrace the classic, characteristic features found in so many of the city’s mills.

 “I’m delighted that we have already sold out of our first phase and look forward to releasing more homes to the market for buyers here in the coming weeks.”

 Avro takes Urban Splash back to its loft roots; the company has spent more than two decades transforming buildings around the country, especially disused and unloved mill structures. Guy continued: “Brownsfield Mill was one of the last untouched mills in the city and I’m thrilled we’ve been able to unleash our creativity there. It’s in close proximity to lots of other great, transformative Urban Splash schemes like House at New Islington which sits just across Great Ancoats Street, as well as commercial buildings like Beehive Mill – the former home of Sankey’s Soap – and Waulk Mill.”

 Sales at phase 2 will launch in the coming weeks and interested buyers can register their interest at avro@urbansplash.co.uk.


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