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Barrel Yard Overview

The scheme is part of the wider regeneration project for The Queen’s Brewery area. An historic Grade II Listed building which became a landmark of the city and served as the headquarters for legendary Manchester brewers Hydes for over 100 years, The Queen’s Brewery sadly closed its doors for the final time in 2012, leaving this beautiful period building to stand empty and abandoned; a stark reminder of Manchester’s industrial past.

Fast-forward two years and a new generation is now set to be exposed to the hand-fed hoppers and romantic clock tower which marks the former Victorian brewery’s history, as new life is breathed into the building through a refined conversion which has seen it transformed into high quality residential accommodation.

The development offers attractive, sustainable homes for those who want to live close to the city centre but desire a quiet, secure environment. The communal area, private courtyards and parking spaces ensure compliance with the required amount of amenity space: each townhouse has a front and rear garden with private parking space, while for the apartment block there is a communal garden and car park.

Barrel Yard Highlights

  • Close to Manchester city centre
  • Private courtyards
  • 42 apartments and townhouses
  • Excellent transport links

Why invest in Manchester?

Manchester is the city on every investor’s lips at the moment and with very good reason. The city has grown immensely in recent years and property in Manchester has become one of the most desirable investment ventures in the UK. According to Rightmove, property prices in Manchester have increased by an impressive 12% between 2020 and 2021, and data from JLL has suggested that house price are expected to grow by a further 17.1% over the next four years.

Manchester is also one of the most popular destinations for young professionals outside of the capital thanks to its wealth of opportunities available. This means that there will be growing pressure on the regions rental market, with rents in the city expecting to increase by 16.5% within the next 5 years (JLL, 2020). This is a really exciting time to invest in Manchester so investors should act now if they want to take advantage of what this city has to offer.


  • On-site parking
  • Excellent transport links
  • Private outdoor courtyards


  • Alexandra Park (0.6 miles)
  • Manchester Aquatics Centre (1.1 miles)
  • University of Manchester (1.2 miles)
  • Deansgate (1.5 miles)

Why invest with Knight Knox?

Knight Knox make investing in property simple. We are market leaders when it comes to the sale of off-plan buy-to-let properties for the private investor market, and with over 100 years of combined experience, we offer an unparalleled service when it comes to investing in property.

Specialising in both residential and student property, we have sold over 11,000 properties to over 5,500 individual buyers in excess of 110 countries. We strive to ensure that our clients see the best-possible returns in a competitive market sector.

Knight Knox are pioneers in providing high yielding, fully managed properties designed for both tenants to live in and investors to own.

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