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Spectrum awarded 'Best Apartment' at Manchester Property Awards

Spectrum’s got the X factor

Manchester Evening News Residential Property Awards 2008 logo

Spectrum shone like a star at the Manchester Evening News Residential Property Awards 2008. As the winners were announced, it became clear that the scheme was a firm favourite amongst the judges and Spectrum was awarded the title of Best Apartment.

Spectrum is a development with a difference, exuding contemporary living and creating a striking impact on the surrounding street scene.

But what makes it so special and what caught the eye of the judges is that there is nothing else quite like it in Greater Manchester in terms of specification, value for money, architectural merit, location and perhaps most importantly, the developer’s pioneering approach to design, which has seen the introduction of a ‘Concept’ style apartment.

Manhattan loft style apartments

The Concept apartments offer an international feel with a distinctive Manhattan loft style to them, which maximise all available space by removing the traditional hallway and creating open plan entrances and a larger, more usable living space.

Hugh McGuinness, UK Sales Director at Dandara comments:

“We are always looking at ways to improve both our product and the customer’s experience across the buying process. We found that one such avenue was establishing a specialist steering group within the company to look at ways of improving aspects such as design, layout and specification and it was here that ‘Concept’ was born.

Prestigious award

“It is truly rewarding to receive such a prestigious award and to see that all of our hard work has paid off. We pride ourselves on creating extraordinary spaces that offer our buyers that something extra and feel that this award is proof of this achievement.”

Looking to the future, he adds;

“There is no denying that this has been a challenging year, but we are optimistic that the tide is turning and believe that for those who are willing to look beyond the media frenzy, they will see that now is in fact a great time to buy.

Buyers would be wise to take advantage of more affordable property prices and as lenders begin to ease up on the criteria, many will see that it is within their reach as long as they’re not overstretching their budget.”

Great Location - Selfridges less than 500 metres away

Located on Blackfriars Road, Salford’s gateway into Manchester city centre, the apartments offer all the benefits of a central location, the trendy bars and restaurants of Deansgate are virtually on its doorstep, whilst a mix of high fashion retailers, including Harvey Nichols and Selfridges are less than 500 metres away.

Courtyard at Spectrum apartments Manchester

Bursting onto the Manchester property market back in 2007, to date the stylish mix of studios, one and two bedroom apartments, with impressive specification throughout, have seen phenomenal success. The whole scheme is due for completion in early 2009, with a mix of uses designed to create a 24/7 vibrant buzz to the area with not only residential but also retail, leisure and office space.

To find out more about the award-winning development, please call the sales team on 0161 829 3040, or fill our contact form

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