3 bed Flat (for sale) Albion Wharf, Trafford Street, Manchester M1

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Singer Vielle
33 Cavendish Square, London
020 8128 4245
First Published

6th May 2020

Last Published

18th Jun 2020



  • Type: Flat
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


An investment within a new statement building for Manchester

An iconic building providing luxury residential accommodation

Uninterrupted views over Manchester and beyond

High quality specification

Luxury 3 bedroom-apartment on the 15th floor

£538,500 (£5,468 per sq m / £508 per sq ft)

Let at £2,000 per month. Overall gross initial yield 4.5%

Price supported by recent sales within Axis Tower

Available for immediate online purchase by clicktopurchase®

The property is sold with the benefit of a rent guarantee to ensure an investor has no issues receiving income in light of the Coronavirus Act 2020 Part 1 Section 82

Manchester is located approximately 338 km (210 miles) northwest of London, 56 km (35 miles) east of Liverpool, 64 km (40 miles) south west of Leeds and 137 km (85 miles) north of Birmingham.

Manchester benefits from first class road communications with more than a quarter of the national motorway network running through the city. The M60 Motorway provides direct access throughout Greater Manchester to the national motorway network including the M6 Motorway to the south and the M62 motorway to the north as well as the M61, M66, M67 and M56 Motorways.

In addition, the city has two mainline train stations, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria, as well as the city centre stations including Deansgate, Oxford Road and Salford Central. These stations connect Manchester to the rest of the country with several services an hour to London Euston within approximately 2 hours, Liverpool within approximately 34 minutes, Leeds within approximately 50 minutes and Birmingham within approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

In addition, the arrival of the proposed HS2 rail link will significant reduce journey times between the major northern and southern economic centres of the United Kingdom. The new railway line connecting London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds will triple the capacity of trains across the entire route. A new HS2 station would be built next to Manchester Piccadilly and is expected to open between 2035-2040. Manchester to London journeys would take 1 hour 7 minutes (down from approximately 2 hours).

Manchester Airport is situated approximately 16 km (10 miles) south of the city centre and is the United Kingdom’s third largest airport handling over 22 million passengers a year using more than 60 airlines flying to over 200 destinations.

The city is also served by the largest tram system in the country, known as The Metrolink. Stretching from Bury, Oldham Road and Rochdale to the north, Salford and Eccles to west, Manchester Airport and Altrincham to the south and Ashton-under-Lyme to the east.

Manchester is the largest economy in the United Kingdom, outside London.

The city is recognised as a world-class location in a plethora of sectors including business, financial, employment, retail, leisure, sport, tourism, culture, learning and resident population. The region has an economy bigger than that of Wales or Northern Ireland with the Greater Manchester boroughs having a gva of £62.8 billion. Attracting more foreign investment in the past decade than any other city outside of London, Manchester is home to over 2,000 foreign owned companies including Kellogg’s, pz Cussons, Siemens, bny Mellon and Google. (Source: Invest in Manchester)

The city is a major retail and tourist destination. Shopping centres such as Manchester Arndale and into Trafford Centre as well as high street destinations such as Exchange Square and Market Street offer a huge selection of international brands combined with department stores including John Lewis, Selfridges and Marks & Spencer.

Manchester also has one of the largest student campuses in Europe with four universities. According to the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Manchester is the 33rd best university in the world, the eight best in Europe and the sixth best in the UK.

Manchester is an established global sporting and cultural city with two world class football teams in Manchester City and Manchester United, a test cricket ground at Old Trafford, the Manchester Arena which is visited by over one million people a year at music and sporting events, the bbc Philharmonic, The Halle Orchestra as well as various museums and galleries.

Axis Tower is situated within the heart of Manchester city centre, at the junction of Whitworth Street (B6469) and Albion Street (A5103). The property is adjacent to the Metrolink tram and train station, just minutes from the M62 and the city centre. Deansgate Station is within a three minute walk and Manchester Airport is just 30 minutes away, with daily international flights to the world’s most important destinations.

The property is a short walk from all Manchester has to offer. Landmarks nearby include Manchester Arena, China Town, The Bridgewater Hall international concert venue, as well as the city’s extensive retail and leisure amenities. The site sits on a busy, bustling transport exchange in a vibrant, evolving quarter of Manchester.

Axis Tower comprises a new, iconic and luxury development built over 27 storeys providing a total of 170 apartments. The development provides 14 car spaces.

With its own exclusive footbridge, axis has an unmatched sense of arrival. The double height reception adds to the statement entrance, with a natural contrast between the luxury finishes and projecting concrete columns that run to the penthouse and effortlessly support the building. Axis is elegant in style and solid in structure.

With its beautifully detailed reception and 24 hour concierge, axis offers Manchester a new level of prestige living. The development comprises a range of three-bed, two-bed and one-bed apartments.

Axis Tower was recently “Highly commended” under the category “Apartment Development of the Year” at the Insider’s 2020 North West Residential Property Awards.

The investment for sale is Apartment 15.06 positioned on the 15th floor. The apartment occupies a corner position with views to the north and west over the city centre.

Note: The images and Virtual Tour are in respect of apartment 19.06 which is the show apartment. Apartment 19.06 and 15.06 are the same in size and layout, with 19.06 demonstrating the finish. Therefore, please be aware that the specific furniture and finishes in the photographs do not form part of the sale in respect of apartment 15.06.

The apartment is sold furnished with the benefit of the “Garwood” furniture package. Details of the package can be accessed from the Download section.

The apartment owners benefit from a Premier ten-year New Build Warranty. Appliances have usual manufacturer warranties whilst the furniture package has a twelve-month manufacturer warranty.

Apartment 15.06 provides the following accommodation:

Living / Dining Area / Kitchen 4.32m x 7.84m 33.87 sq m
Bedroom 1 5.74m x 3.37m 19.34 sq m
Bedroom 2 4.28m x 4.77m 20.42 sq m
Bathroom 2.10m x 2.00m 4.20 sq m
Bedroom 3 5.02m x 2.64m 13.25 sq m
En-suite Bathroom 2.00m x 2.14m 4.28 sq m
Cloakroom 1.95m x 1.60m 3.12 sq m

Note that the above dimensions are indicative, prior to measurement on completion.

The total floor area measured post completion is
93.18 sq m

(1,003 sq ft)

The three-bedroom apartments at Axis Tower are large and luxurious with a high level of natural light and stylish, contemporary design.

The specifications provided by the development are as follows:

Shell & core

Concrete frame with concrete floors
Concrete lift and stair cores
Aluminium window frames
Curtain walling to entrance
Metal cladding system
Entrance lobby

Immediate contemporary impact
Large format porcelain floor tiles from leading European design houses
Plaster wall details and timber trims
Recessed anti-glare LED lighting with illuminated shadow gap
details and feature illuminated centrepiece
Communal areas and lift

Spacious, practical lift lobbies
Design in keeping with the architectural theme
Apartment specification

Range of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, with a variety of en-suite and family bathroom configurations
All have co-ordinated ambience for modern living, including open plan galley kitchen, living room and en-suite bedrooms

Contemporary bespoke designed kitchens with quartz
worktop & glass splashback
Quooker instant hot water tap
Stainless steel under slung fitted sink
Fitted washer/dryer
Appliances from high quality European manufacturers
including Neff, Bosch and Zanussi

Contemporary tiling designs inspired by Mosa porcelain
Tiles sourced from Porcelanosa and other European tile
Designs incorporate a combination of co-ordinated large
format floor and wall tiles
Recessed mirrors with feature overhead lighting and sanitary
ware, sourced from leading brands such as Duravit, Vitra and Villeroy and Boch, and Swiss manufacturer Laufen
Brassware from leading brands such as Hansgrohe

Wide plank oak veneered engineered flooring manufactured
to the highest quality
Sourced from leading brands such as Junkers, Ted Todd and
Carpets from leading British brands – 80% wool / 20% nylon
for durable hardwearing surfaces in vibrant, contemporary
Interior design

The interior design throughout has been carefully considered to flow through the internal finishes, providing a contemporary, stylish feel that’s still welcoming and relaxing.

Ceilings have anti-glare LED lighting with feature lighting points for owners to choose their own pe...


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Property Value Data/Graphs for M1

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Flat 94.1% £205,753 1.3 1.2
Studio 4% £153,715 0.1 0.8
Other 0.9% £240,000 2 0.3
Block of flats 0.6% £1,342,500 0 0
Town house 0.3% £345,000 2 2

Area Information

Average Price Paid




Current Average Value


Value Change

£678 0.3%


Current Asking Prices in M1 Average: £211,429

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £160,000 (1) £266,250 (4) - - -
Flats £176,542 (216) £263,794 (81) £406,799 (8) - -
All £176,465 (217) £263,910 (85) £406,799 (8) - -

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