CituNQ is situated in the heart of this vibrant creative hub. Often compared to London and New York’s Soho districts, the Northern Quarter was historically the centre of Manchester’s cotton industry (the first cotton mill in the city was located in what is now the Northern Quarter) with many cotton mills and warehouses located in the area.
These days the Northern Quarter is Manchester’s creative district. The area is home to a variety of independent shops, restaurants and art galleries offering art from local and international artists. Often described as a village within the city, the neighbourhood is one of the most vibrant and is considered by many to be the most hip neighbourhood in the city centre, resulting in it being one of the city’s most popular residential markets.
The Government announced in early 2015 that the Northern Quarter would be designated a “Tech Hub”, given the popularity of the area for digital and IT start-up companies. This has firmly established the Northern Quarter as one of the favourite locations in Europe for digital and IT companies to locate to, driving a strong demand for high-quality apartments in the neighbourhood to house the growing population of talented young professionals moving to Manchester to work within a digital or creative business.
- Piccadilly Train Station (Also the proposed HS2 station)
- Media City UK
- Northern Quarter
- Arndale Shopping Centre
- Piccadilly Gardens
- Old Trafford Stadium
- University Corridor
- Manchester Metropolitan University
- The University of Manchester
- Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust