Named the ‘Best Residential Development for Manchester’
in the 2016-2017 International Property Awards
Recipient of a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the UK Residential Renovation/
Redevelopment category in the 2016-2017 International Property Awards
The Queen’s Brewery was the second residential development from
Forshaw and Knight Knox. The development is a unique conversion of the
Grade II listed Victorian former Hydes Brewery which functioned as the
headquarters for the renowned Manchester brewers Hydes for over a
This landmark piece of Manchester’s industrial history lay
abandoned following its closure in 2012, until Knight Knox and Forshaw
saw a unique opportunity to transform the site into a stunning
conversion which would serve the community again for years to come.
The development consists of 73 contemporary units, comprising a
mixture of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments and two
bedroom duplexes - each fully furnished to a high standard with modern
fixtures and fittings.
The scheme makes the most of the original features, with many
apartments benefitting from large loft windows, original brickwork and
barrel vaulted ceilings. The development is focused on the central
courtyard which is overlooked by the historic clock tower, providing
communal outdoor space for residents to enjoy.
Since its completion, The Queen’s Brewery has been the recipient
of a Five star award for ‘Best Residential Development for Manchester’
in the 2016-2017 International Property Awards.
When the development was originally sold in 2014, prices started at just £81,250 and proved incredibly popular with investors keen to own a piece of Manchester’s industrial history. The investment confirmed its status as a success story when one investor resold their property and achieved a £24,000 uplift just one year after completion.
As well as being extremely popular with landlords, the Queen’s Brewery has also found itself in high demand from tenants who are drawn to the development with its distinctive chracter and fantastic location.
uplift just one year after completion