The Skyline 2, M4

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Ranked 12th out of 23 in Manchester
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4.36 Rating (based on 17 reviews) 17 reviews
The Skyline 2 is a Build to Rent development, featuring a range of furnished one and two bedroom apartments, as well as an exceptional three-bed duplex. Customers enjoy 24h concierge, super-fast Wi-Fi, secure car park and cycle storage and also have access to Manchester’s only residential rooftop swimming pool with sauna and steam room as well as a fully-equipped fitness studio, all with stunning views over the city. Located on Goulden Street in Manchester, the building is only a 10-minute walk away from Victoria Railway station and only a 5-minute walk away from Shudehill Metrolink tram stop and bus station. Read more

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4.24
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4.47
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4.18
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4.24
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£1,000 pcm1 Bedroom Apartment, The Skyline 2 £1,000 pcm
This spacious one-bedroom apartment has been finished to the highest standards. The apartment is fully furnished and has floor to ceiling windows, a spacious double bedroom with built-in wardrobe, a fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and a modern and bright bathroom with bath. Every apartment enjoys a balcony with stunning views across the city centre. Secure car parking spaces available at an additional cost.
1 Bed
1 Bath
521 sq ft
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£1,285 pcm2 Bedroom Apartment, The Skyline 2 £1,285 pcm
This spacious two-bedroom apartment has been finished to the highest standards. The apartment is fully furnished and has floor to ceiling windows, two spacious double bedrooms with built-in wardrobe, a fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and a modern and bright bathroom with bath as well an en suite. Every apartment enjoys a balcony with stunning views across the city centre. Secure car parking spaces available at an additional cost.
2 Bed
2 Bath
705 sq ft
Way of Life
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£2,995 pcm3 Bedroom Duplex Apartment, The Skyline 2 £2,995 pcm
This spacious three-bedroom duplex apartment has been finished to the highest standards. The apartment is fully furnished and has floor to ceiling window, 3 spacious double bedrooms with built-in wardrobe, a fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and a modern and bright bathroom with bath as well as two en suites. Every apartment enjoys a balcony with stunning views across the city centre. Secure car parking spaces available at an additional cost.
3 Bed
3 Bath
1396 sq ft
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Exceptional

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Great clean facilities and top notch quality, great place to stay!

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Close to city centre

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How to use boiler

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Thanks for the great review, Jam! The team at Skyline is thrilled you’re so happy with your stay.

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It must be good if i’m still here!

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I have lived in Skyline for over 9 years now, and the reason for that is partially down to the size of the rooms, the location of the building and the fact that I have too much stuff to move now.

The onsite amenities are a happy extra, though most new complexes are looking to offer something similar these days, and can’t really appeal to the wider market without at least a gym.

The apartment layouts work well (mine does at least) and the storage I have available is key for the amount stuff I’ve collated over the years. However; if you were hoping on getting parking allocated with the price, think again. Better to get a bicycle if you are going to remain in the city for a length of time as the parking costs are not cheap.

I have seen the design of the building change somewhat over the years and have can say that things have improved since the last takeover, with the onsite staff, aiming to please where they can and refreshing tired/dated communal areas to appeal with the new competing market. They also invested a considerable amount in making the outside cladding of the building safe and replacing glass bricked areas with an actual window to the world. Living in the building whilst it was being completed, was an experience I’d have rather missed.

And if they want to make the building feel like a community; (apart from the gym and pool, there are no real social spaces for interaction) they would need to consider how this could be done without interrupting the day to day running required. However, with town on your doorstep, its not a huge inconvenience.

The concierge are and always have been second to none!! Terrific team that make you feel like you are at home. They go the extra mile and quite possibly a HUGE factor to why I have never left yet.

However; there is still work to be done to improve the apartments. The internal storage heaters are rubbish and not cost effective, and a lot of the heat appears to get lost through the windows and balcony doors. The soundproofing internally is somewhat to be desired, and at times can add to comedy genius, but feeling like the windows are open when they are closed (noise) isn’t funny at all. The building in general (communal spaces / storage / carbon footprint)could also do with a rethink if they are still to stay in the game.

So I guess the question is, can I see myself staying here…for now…yes! If Moda’s apartment bedrooms and living area sizes were better and more cost effective, I would switched after I attended a viewing. The lifestyle they are offering is impressive. The apartments let them down slightly in my perception. Depends on what you value more.

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The location is superb!! Just a short walk from Victoria Station and the Northern Quarter and about a 20 min walk to Piccadilly. It really does have it all for placement. As we are ‘not’ smack bang in the middle of town, you don’t get the higher banded Council Tax either. But I suppose that could all change with the building work that has been occurring of late.

With the introduction of newer apartment blocks in the area such as Moda, this has prompted the convenience of even closer shops (Co-Op Local over the road) and new bars attached to hotels. There is also the added value to know that once it has all been completed, it will be a nice, safe, well lit area.

The downside to all of this regeneration in the current sense, is that you do feel like you are living in a worksite. Also; the back of the building is in desperate need of this to be completed as it doesn’t look appealing to more timid individuals on a dark night.

The design of the 2 buildings is also something to be desired in relation to sound. On a late night, a whisper downstairs (if your apartment is situated in the central area) can sound like a full blown shout-fest. So when there is a group who have congregated just outside the entrance, you can be tempted to lose your s**t if you have to get up early for work etc… And this can occur on a regular basis as it is a well known pick-up location for Uber and you can usually flag a black cab with ease before it hits the centre of town.

I assume this is nothing compared to if you resided in the town centre but does solidify my argument for better sound proofing on the windows and doors.

If you do have a car…you are perfectly placed to be able to escape on the main feeder roads (Oldham / Rochdale) out of the city straight to the motorway.

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1. The heaters – they are rubbish and you only feel the heat if you are stood over the top of them. They take a lifetime to heat a room and by then, you will have killed yourself with a HUGE electricity bill.

2. The temperature – I moved in in the summer and whilst the weather was reasonable, it wasn’t too hot. However in subsequent years I have realised that the apartment is like a greenhouse in the summer and an icebox in the winter. This is down to poor insulating windows, doors and other components.

3. Gym Timing Flexibility – I always hoped that there was a more flexible option once you were a resident to utilise the gym. When you work really early and late, you can’t always take advantage of them. If they were 24 hours, it would be better.

4. Gym Lockdown – There should be different options to enter the gym area other than biometrics (iPhone etc…) my hands / fingers don’t always register and then you can waste time trying to contact concierge to let you in, and they could be on break.

5. AirBnB – Though a great source of income to the building, the introduction has meant that we are sometimes faced with weekend parties of people who do not respect the fact that people live in the building full time.

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Thank you so much for your kind words, Sian.
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. It is lovely to hear you are enjoying the apartment and all local amenities.
We have noted your comments and we would love to hear more about your experience, so that we can use your valuable feedback to deliver an even better experience next time. Please do get in touch with us with any suggestions you have on skyline2@wayoflife.com.

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Harinder

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Modern living

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Nice concierge , great staff and admin team very helpful, building modern

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Good: Close to town, lots of nearby restaurants, nice staff, good amneties

Bad: parking cost, gym needs bigger weights

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Thank you so much for your kind words, Gabriel. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us.

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Great building and living space. Great staff in the building who assist really quickly.

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The apartment itself is really nice for the price, the bedrooms are spacious, the shared living room is large and has everything you need with extra space, the kitchen has required included too.

Would be nice that when the window cleaners come, they actually clean the windows, in 18 months I don’t believe they have once cleaned my windows and they have been 3 times at least.

The amenities included with rent are amazing though, pool, gym, sauna, steam room & jacuzzi (again though, the panoramic views of Manchester would be better had the windows been cleaned).

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

Love that it is next to the Arndale, also near my work which is useful for me.

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Not really sure.

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Thank you so much for your kind words, Jake. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Thank you for bringing the window cleaning issue to our attention. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly and accurately.

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Personal and Luxury touch, combined.

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Skyline central 2 has the personal and luxury touch combined. Expect a great welcome by concierge each morning and evening while passing through reception. The apartments are a great size and well though out open plan layouts with the best balcony views over Manchester (Especially the co-op building side). Optional secure underground parking, 24 hour parcel service, on site Gym, rooftop pool, Sauna and jacuzzi are just sins of the added bonuses to living here. The location is just outside the center of the inner city, making it quieter than the riots and crowds that are 5 minutes walk away. Any maintenance problems can be reported directly to the lovely staff running the building at reception. With problems usually being resolved with 24 hours without question.

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Being on the edge of town, living here is quiet. There is a co op across the road for local supplies, or the large Arndale centre just 5 minutes walk away. The northern quarter region is crammed with bars and restaurants and comedy clubs too, very convenient. Piccadilly station is a short walk away with frequent direct trains to Manchester Airport. Great for travelling businessmen or frequent holiday makers.

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I was told that there would be a communal area for people to work on laptops, have meetings and possible get hot drinks from a machine. I was looking forward to this addition, but nothing came of it.

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Thank you so much for your kind words, Gareth.
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us.
We have noted your comments on the communal area. We will be looking to make changes to the communal area in the near future. If you have any suggestions please do email us on skyline2@wayoflife.com.

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Great

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I love the facilities and the roof top. The gym and the pool are great. I wish we didn’t have to go all the way to the bottom floor to dispose of our rubbish. Although, the flat is a Perfect size

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

Close to cemtre

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That we have to go far to dispose of our rubbish

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Thanks for the awesome review. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you.

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Great facilities

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I love the concierge and a friendly face to see. There are quick responses to issues. The gym and pool are amazing and well looked after. I love how close it is to the centre.

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Perfect location

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None

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Thank you so much for your kind words, Joshua. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us.

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Location, location, location.

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Warm, welcoming staff, always on hand. Facilities on site are perfectly placed and user friendly.

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Close to EVERYTHING.

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(More coverage online, advertisement).

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Thank you for providing us with your feedback, Jamie.
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us.
We have taken on board your comments for more coverage online. If you have any suggestions please do email us on skyline2@wayoflife.com.

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Harinder

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Great living experience

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I like the pool. I love the balcony and view and my apartment is very spacious. I also really appreciate the staff.

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Good location because it is central

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None

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Thanks for the awesome review, Tom. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you.

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The location is the best

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Concierge is top notch. The facilities are class. Sauna and steam room are amazing. The space In the flat is great. Rare to get that square footage

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Ideal location, the reason I chose the skyline!

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Everything was well advertised

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Thanks for the awesome review, Ben. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you.

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