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Manchester City Council’s official
website can provide information about its services for Manchester
housing. (see www.manchester.gov.uk/housing/index.htm)

Planning
& Building in Manchester

As of 2002 there was a wide
range of residential property for sale or rent in Greater Manchester.
The City of Manchester is reckoned to be currently the fastest growing
city centre in Britain, with 2,314 flats planned or already under construction.
Since 1990, over 7,000 people have chosen to live in the city centre,
with areas such as Castlefield, the Northern Quarter, Canal Street and
Piccadilly Basin being amongst the most popular places to live.
More than half of the homes in Manchester city centre are of single
occupancy, with male occupants outnumbering females by a ratio of two
to one. Some 42% of city centre residents earn over £20,000 a
year, 60% own a car and 59% work in the city centre itself. The main
attractions cited by residents are the lifestyle, leisure facilities
and the nightlife offered by a city centre.
Research predicts that some 20,000 people will live be living in the
city by 2005, compared to just 1,000in 1990.

Manchester
House Prices

A measure of the economic performance
of the region is the rising cost of house purchases. The table below
shows average prices for homes in Greater Manchester in 2002.

 

Average House Selling Prices
in £ (GBP) in 2002
Detached
Semi-Detached
Terraced
Flats &
Maisonettes
Greater Manchester
162,737
84,877
49,509
103,133
Manchester
185,614
95,992
46,927
132,070
Bolton
161,537
65,940
39,073
82,501
Bury
154,470
80,183
52,051
47,132
Oldham
130,393
69,772
38,937
61,825
Rochdale
136,184
69,540
40,347
53,422
Salford
134,710
70,786
40,111
69,658
Stockport
199,531
103,895
74,663
80,852
Tameside
132,977
68,231
48,413
44,015
Trafford
272,027
131,391
104,456
125,017
Wigan
120,431
62,706
38,233
55,308
Source:
HM Land Registry: https://www.landreg.gov.uk

Manchester
Housing Types, Distribution & Locations

Apartment dwellings and luxury
penthouses are much in demand in Manchester city centre, prefominantly
those that are located around the historic Cstlefield anal Basin. House
prices in the newly regenerated northern areas are set to outstrip rates
in London.
Much regeneration work has also
taken place in the Hulme and East Manchester areas. In Hulme, over 2,800
flats have been demolished and replaced by 1000 new homes around the
Stretford Road area. Hulme has been transformed by these new developments,
and the area now attracts much inward investment. An additional 1000
homes are being constructed by the private sector.
The surrounding Borough townships
of Bolton, Bury, Rochdale and Oldham, (formerly somewhat depressed remnants
of a once vital cotton industry), are now revitalised with modern shopping
centres offering excellent commercial and leisure facilities.
East Manchester, the location
of the City of Manchester Stadium, venue for the manchester 2002 Commonwealth
Games, has seen a rise in popularity by home-hunters as a result of
the area’s regeneration. South of the city centre are the older suburbs
of Withington and Didsbury, as well as Fallowfield and Rusholme, where
many of the University Student Villages are situated.
Demand for new homes consistently
matches house building and this is especially true of the city centre,
where accommodation is in great demand and seems to be growing. Stockport,
with a lack of supply has seen a sharp rise in bulk land values, and
has also seen an employment boom as more firms move into the Borough.
As an example, more than 500 new positions were created in the last
two quarters of 1999.
Manchester Housing Department
(www.manchester.gov.uk) can provide more information about services
for current or prospective Manchester housing tenants.


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This page last updated 7 Feb 12.