Anco&co, M4

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Ranked 14th out of 46 in Manchester
4.54 (33 reviews) 4.54 (33 reviews)
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4.65
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4.59
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5.00
Location
4.24
Value
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Situated in the creative community Ancoats (Manchester). Anco&co comprises of 143 apartments designed by Bowler James Brindley. It offers flexible renting and a 24/7 club concierge alongside a range of onsite facilities. These include a private dining suite and rooftop terrace as well as an onsite co-working space with Anco&co’s very own café-meets-cocktail-bar, Mule. Likewise, the development is pet-friendly and apartments come fully furnished with voice controlled tech and intuitive heating. In addition, the development offers secure bike storage and 100mb/s unlimited broadband at no extra cost.

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A fab, fun and fresh place to live!

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Review Date Apr 2021

Property management team are amazing! They accommodate all of our needs and have really made the experience!

The design is great, although as any new build I think there are a few things that have not been thought about, and I think the quality of building work such as painting and tiling could have been slightly better, but only noticeable when looking for it.

The facilities that we have been able to use so far have been great! We can’t wait to use the rest and meet more residents

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

We are in the perfect location for bars shops, restaurants, trains, and so easy to get in and out of Manchester. The only bad aspects is parking, it’s very expensive as in the city centre and not really anywhere safe to park- unless you want to pay a fortune.

The street can be slightly noisy but you only hear it if the windows are open.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I think communication on the amenities could have been clearer – we were not expecting it to be as long as it was for some of the building work to finish.

I also think it’s important to talk to your neighbours, it seems everyone in our building is here for the community aspect and it’s been great to meet new people so far.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

We had a few initial problems with our flat and the team helped us to fix them as quickly as they could and got in the right people to do the job.

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
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Hey Abby, thanks so much for your lovely review 🙂 We’re so glad you love living with us and we couldn’t agree more at how great Ancoats is!

Never fear, as we have loads of ideas in the pipeline to get you meeting all your lovely neighbours (make way for speed-neighbouring). Don’t forget to pop down and work from the co-working space too.

As always, if you need anything at all, just drop in and see us at reception.

All the best,

Sofie & The Anco&co Team (including Archie) x

Great Place to Live!

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jan 2023

The development definitely has resident comfortability and satisfaction at the top of their priority list. The units are furnished well and flexible to use the spare room as a home office with a desk instead of a bed. The rooftop area is ideal with a great view over Ancoats all the way out to some of the rolling hills and the common space up there is perfect for entertaining. The front desk staff is always friendly, helpful, and quick to reply with any questions, comments or needs. Moving from the US to Manchester, Anco & Co has really felt like my home in a new city.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Anco & Co is located perfectly between the Northern Quarter and Ancoats. Tons of restaurants, bars, pubs, coffee shops, etc close by. Being right next door to the Ancoats Market is a huge perk as well. There isn’t a ton of traffic on blossom street so the street noise is relatively quiet unless you’re on Great Ancoats Street.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Being new to the country I didn’t quite understand the process of applying and of the checks that needed to be done so I asked a lot of questions about that and less about the unit. Check for natural light.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

I have only had to put in one maintenance request and it was addresses very promptly.

5
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5
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Great location and team!

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Review Date Jan 2023

The building fulfils everything I was looking for in an apartment when I was moving. It is new and modern, with really nice furniture and aesthetics in the apartment and building as a whole. I have not tried most of the facilities yet, since I just moved in a few months ago, but it’s nice to know that I have the option of properly working from home in the working space downstairs or popping down to the gym for free. The management and building team have been amazing so far–there were still a few things to fix in the apartment when I moved in, and they were very quick and keen to do them. They were also accommodating and quick when I mentioned some furniture that I wanted switched out, and have been very helpful with any needed maintenance or questions. I think the only thing I would think to improve are notifications regarding packages/deliveries for the ones that I am not expecting.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

When I was moving to Manchester, people recommended that I live in Ancoats and I am so glad I took their advice! I love the neighbourhood. It’s vibrant, without feeling too noisy and I feel connected to everything (restaurants, groceries, markets, city centre).

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I cannot really think of anything, except maybe more information about the neighbourhood.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Before I moved in, they were very helpful in answering some of my questions on the letting process as someone who had just moved to the UK. Once I moved in, they were very quick to address my requests for maintenance, such as promptly changing the existing sofa when I mentioned it was a bit rundown.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi Lama,

Thank you so much for your feedback and very happy to hear you are settled and loving life in Anco&Co.

We continue to work with our partners to continuous improve our smart facilities.

Thank you!

Great little place to call home (for now)

Review Date Jan 2023

The building is great! The insulation is incredible here! The temperature in our flat is consistently between 22-24 degrees without having to turn on our heater even when it’s 0 degrees outside. I like that there’s a ventilation system in the flats to help circulate air so that we don’t have to open any windows in the winter. It also takes care of humidity. 🙂 I can’t speak of what it’ll be like in the summer though.

We haven’t had any issues with noise even though our flat faces Great Ancoats Road. However, you do hear the traffic outside during the day with the windows open – but that is to be expected when you’re facing a main road. However, I can say that the noise dies down at night, so sleeping with the window open is possible if you’re not too sensitive.

The apartment comes with 100mbps internet incl. in the rent and it only costs £30 to upgrade it to 900mbps. My nerdy husband has never been happier.

The house is fully decked out with high quality furniture and white goods which makes moving a breeze!

I love the facilities provided. They are all built to a high standard and are well maintained.

Building management has been great! The people who take care of the building are truly lovely! They’ve been so welcoming and warm from the day we moved in. They’ve also been very responsive to queries! Such a wonderful team!

We want to thank Maisie who handled our moving-in process and made it as easy as pie. She was so incredibly patient and helpful. Also, her promptness in answering emails is something to I aspire to!!

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Anco&Co is situated is such a good area! There’s so much to do around here! Everything you could want to do in Manchester is literally a 10-minute walk away – this includes transport. As a foodie, there are some REALLY, REALLY GREAT restaurants around! We’re absolutely spoilt for choice! And, for those of us who are a bit more sickly, we are covered by an outstanding GP service.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I personally don’t like the wondrwall switches. They are finicky and theres no tactile feedback to let you know if you’ve pressed the right spot. I missed regular light switches until we got an echo dot. If you’re an impatient person who hates fiddling with things, I’d say that an echo dot is a must. Rather than struggling with the switches, we just walk into a room and ask Alexa to turn on the lights for us now.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

When moving in, I noticed some minor issues like chipped paint and a loose fitting. This was fixed within 2 days by Adam who really knows his stuff and has some really fun facts to share!

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
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Excellent!

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jan 2023

Great building with wfh spaces, cinema room and rooftop ‘hideout’ & terrace which gives lovely views of Manchester and beyond.
The staff are so helpful and put events on for residents. Never a bad experience and deliveries are never lost. Also free gym membership at lifestyle fitness next door is a bonus!

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Ancoats general store, restaurants and bars literally on the doorstep. Aldi & puregym only a 5min walk away and NQ also very close.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The only thing which was a tiny inconvenience – hobs are induction

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Managed through the residents app and resolved quickly.

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Great amenities, we love the cinema room and the hideout is great for classes and parties

Review Date Jan 2023

Great amenities, we love the cinema room and the hideout is great for classes and parties. The conworking space is great too and everyone is very friendly.

Maisie and Georgia are the regular concierges. Nothing is too much trouble for them! They are great fun and run fantastic events and are so welcoming to all new and existing remnants

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Good – fantastic location, right in the heart of Ancoats and a stones throw away from northern quarter.

Some great restaurants in and around he development.

Gym on site which is great and never too busy.

Bad – can sometimes be noisy at weekends being close to bars, this depends on where your flat is

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Na- I was satisfied that everything about the flat had been disclosed to me before moving in

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Adam is on hand to review any issues. Maisie and Georgia on the front desk are always super helpful should there be any issues

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5
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Hi Jonny,

Thank you so much for your amazing review of Anco&Co and the team here. It’s great to hear you are loving living with us and making such great home to live in.

Thanks,

Fantastic Development

Review Date Nov 2022

Unreal development with high quality apartments and a great customer service! There is always Someone willing to help you no matter what. I lived here over six months now and have been very happy with everything! I really couldn’t recommend it highlight enough.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

It has a Fantastic link for transport, nearby everything is nearby such as local shops, supermarket & all the amenities

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

There isn’t anything specifically I can think of that I needed to know.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Always good with maintenance issues and very helpful

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Amazing review Alex, Thank you! We’ve loved making Anco&Co your home.

Probably, the best rental apartment block in Manchester!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Nov 2022

We loved our time living at Anco and Co and we’re only leaving to buy a house, otherwise, we would have stayed longer.

All the Anco and Co team are really friendly and personable, including maintenance and night security. We felt really secure and safe living at this property which is so important when you’re living in City Centre.

Prices are a little toppy but when you consider the free WIFI, gym and rooftop facilities, the rental costs aren’t too bad. Everything is top spec inside the apartments – the state-of-the-art lighting and heating system was our personal favourite.

If I had one grumble, it would be about the windows. They need cleaning 3/4 times a year. At the moment it’s every 6 months so after two months you’re living with dirty windows. That’s the one negative.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Anco and Co are situated in the perfect location for city centre living. The property is in the heart of Ancoats, one of the most exciting neighbourhoods in Manchester right now – and a stone’s throw away from the Northern Quarter, and with Piccadilly Station being a ten-minute walk away it’s easy to commute in and our of the city.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The discount that Anco and Co members receive at Mule, next door. I think Anco and Co lack members’ discounts. Other developments have sourced lots of discounts for their tenants – I think a lot more can be done here to secure discounts in the Ancoats area for members and really make it feel like part of a members club.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

All problems were fixed in a speedy timeframe. Whenever I needed a metre reading, this was with us within a day or two. Thankfully we didn’t have many problems.

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Design
5
Location
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Hi Kevin,

Thank you so much for your amazing review of Anco&Co, I am really happy to hear that you loved making a home here with us. All the feedback continues to enable us to deliver an amazing community for residents to truly feel at home.

Best of luck with the new house!

Take care from all the team at Anco&Co

Great apartments

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Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2022

The flat is set out really well – it is furnished to a high standard. The staff are always helpful and it is very dog friendly – unlike other complexes dogs are allowed in the communal areas.

You get free access to the gym downstairs however it is rather sma but there is a large pure gym nearby.

The building is spotlessly clean and the wifi very fast.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Located in very central Ancoats about 10-15mins from Victoria and Piccadilly station. Lots of places to eat and drink nearby, a big Aldi and 2 smaller shops.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The doors can be a bit loud when shutting but this isnt a problem

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes. A curtain pole fell down but this was repaired within a few hours.

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5
Design
5
Location
5
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Hi Rachel,

Thank you for your lovely review.

Great to hear you are having a positive experience with the staff as well as the apartment.

Please reach out to the team for any further assistance you might need whilst living at Anco&co.

Kind regards,
Emily & The Anco&co Team

Looks can be deceiving

Review Date Jun 2022

Design is great but more aesthetically than practical. Building management is poor with regards to maintenance and has changed building manager multiple times since opening a year an a half ago. Facilities like the shared spaces are great.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Good bars all within walking distance. Could do with more park and green areas.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

We wouldnt get things fixed when we asked.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Respond eventually but then it takes at least 6 weeks to get anything seen. And then another 6 weeks fixed.

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5
Design
5
Location
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Hi Jack,

Thank you for your review.

Glad to hear you are enjoying the location and shared facilities on site.

Sorry that you have had some issues whilst living here. In regards to your maintenance issues, please drop me an email at emily@ancoandco.co.uk so I can look into any delays you have experienced and anything that may be outstanding as well. Please also share further details in regards to your experience so we can look at further areas to improve on.

Kind regards,
Emily and The Anco&co Team

The best city centre living you’ll find around ancoats

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2022

Staff is very friendly and always welcoming, building is impecable and a great out of home workspace as well as for hosting events for friends etc.
Property management could be improved with an additional member of staff to help ensure all maintenance requests are seen to and sorted.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Plethora of restaurants, bars and pubs at the doorstep. Building is very well isolated so we can’t hear the nightlife outside.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Neighbours are super friendly, real community feel with events for residents. 24-7 concierge certainly helps feeling safe when getting back late and they’re always super friendly!

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Any maintenance requests done through the app are normally seen to within 3 days, although on the rare occasion I’ve needed to chase through email.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
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Hi Maria,

Thank you for your lovely review and glad that you find the staff so friendly and welcoming, along with feeling the sense of community with the communal spaces and events on site.

Appreciate your feedback on the other areas such as the maintenance requests and hopefully we can improve this for you.

Kind regards,
Emily and The Anco&co Team

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Facilities

24 Hours

24 Hours

Cinema

Cinema

Coworking

Coworking

Library

Library

Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

Private Dining

Private Dining

Roof Terrace

Roof Terrace

WiFi Included

WiFi Included

Location

Urbanbubble
Number of developments 12

4.67

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