Radio presenter and Inspiral Carpets member, Clint Boon, launched Tribe this weekend with a fanfare. Interest in the family of three apartment blocks in New Islington, Ancoats and East Quarter has proved to be high and nearly 85 percent of flats have already been let in New Islington and 45 per cent in East Quarter.
All 192 apartments are owned by a single landlord and managed in partnership with Plumlife. A launch weekend which including guided viewings and a champagne reception was led by the Plumlife management team which included Caroline Millington, Agatha Lawton-Cooper, Susan Griffiths, Louise Clarke, Benjamin Webber, Bilal Ashraf, Tejal Patel, Oliver Walker and Rachael Richards from Communications.
The 12 storey blocks have been decorated to reflect Manchester’s musical heritage and have undergone a total transformation after standing empty for over 15 years. Tribe adds to the continued regeneration of New Islington, following significant public and private investment in the area and development of new homes, a health centre, a Free School and New Islington Marina.
Most one and two bedroom apartments are fully furnished with contemporary furniture, have broadband installed as standard, secure car parking, an on-site caretaker and security and 24-hour help. Tribe’s reincarnation incorporates significant energy efficient measures, including a communal biomass boiler, designed to reduce carbon emissions and minimise energy bills.
The Tribe development is a collaboration between Manchester City Council, Tribe Apartments Limited and Rowlinson Constructions. Leading Manchester-based architects, Pozzoni, oversaw the design.