Radio presenter and Inspiral Carpets member, Clint Boon, is launching Tribe this weekend. The family of three apartment blocks in New Islington and Ancoats is set to change the rhythm of city centre rentals.
The 12 storey apartment 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.
Clint Boon’s launch of Tribe will take place on Saturday 16 May at 11am. Interested customers are invited down by appointment to meet Clint, attend a guided tour and toast the launch over the weekend (from 16 – 17th May, 11 – 5pm).
All 192 apartments are owned by a single landlord and managed in partnership with Plumlife, the Manchester based sales and letting arm of award-winning northern housing group, Great Places. The Tribe development is a collaborative between Manchester City Council, Tribe Apartments Limited and Rowlinson Constructions. Leading Manchester-based architects, Pozzoni, has led on design.
Clint Boon, radio presenter and former Inspiral Carpets star, said:
“Tribe is a cool new approach to renting in the city centre, the flats look amazing, are mostly all fully furnished and everyone has the same landlord. In the last ten years everyone wants to move to town and be close to Band on the Wall, Gorilla, HOME and all the bars in the Northern Quarter.”
Commenting on Tribe’s launch, Nigel Rawlings, of Tribe Apartments Limited, who led the project on the ground, said:
“We chose to style each apartment with a nod to Manchester’s musical past and reflect the eclectic style of the nearby Northern Quarter. If you’re looking for a new approach to rental apartments you should join us for our launch and take a look around. We’re offering apartments with stylish interiors, one reliable landlord and all a short walk away from the buzz of the city centre.”
The transformation of the three blocks has been made possible thanks to a £7.9m Build To Rent loan from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) – the first to be awarded in the UK. Build to Rent offers finance for private rent schemes which meet the need for good quality, large-scale developments in the private rent sector. The substantial funds were secured through institutional investments managed by Cabot Square Capital.