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Spectrum - officially Manchester's Best Living Space

Dandara’s Spectrum development has been crowned as the ‘Best Living Space’ at the MCR Awards 2007.

As voted for by local people from across the region, Spectrum, located on Blackfriars Road, was considered to be the cream of the crop when it comes to calling somewhere your home. Its impressive exterior, with full-length balconies angled to maximise light, fantastic views through the floor to ceiling windows and extensive landscaped communal courtyards were not the only factors that impressed the public.

The development’s pioneering approach to internal living space is what sets it apart; Dandara has created a ‘Concept’ style apartment with does away with the traditional hallway, creating open plan entrances and a larger and more usable living space. The result is an airy and spacious loft style apartment with a well thought out layout and design.

Competition from other city centre developments was high but Dandara secured more votes than Abito by Ask Developments, Great Northern Tower by Wimpey, Leftbank by Persimmon, Royal Mills by ING and Skyline Central by West Properties.

Peter Lackey, managing director for Dandara Ltd, was presented with the award by Ian Thomlinson, Residential Director from Jones Lang LaSalle at Manchester’s prestigious Hilton Hotel. Speaking at the awards ceremony, Peter said: “We are genuinely delighted with winning this award, especially as it is voted for by the public. We are continually looking at ways to create the best possible environments – both externally and internally – for our customers and will continue to invest in product development and design.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in making Spectrum a resounding success, including award-winning architects OMI, and also our own teams in construction, sales and marketing”.

The awards, which are in its second year, celebrate and recognise all the best things about Manchester, from its bars and clubs to its famous personalities and landmark buildings.

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