Retail Property Manchester Guide

Open your next store in bustling Manchester.


Manchester is the North West’s foremost city region, with 3 million people living or working there and is known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in Britain. An excellent choice for business and investment, it is a vibrant and exciting destination with a myriad of benefits and attractions. The Manchester city Region covers ten areas: Bury, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. Together they represent the largest functional economic area outside London.

Manchester is a hugely popular student destination with over 105,000 students across four leading universities, making it one of the largest student populations in the UK and also in Europe.

When it comes to shopping, there is the famous Trafford Centre a large out of town shopping centre on the outskirts of the city. It is anchored by John Lewis and Selfridges and is home to hundreds of high street brands.

Shoppers looking for some quirky independent shops visit the Northern Quarter, this is packed with vintage stores and record shops along with independent boutiques, making it the Camden of the North.

Within the city centre there’s The Arndale Centre, one of the country’s largest covered shopping complexes. Alongside shopping it has a large range of restaurants which makes it a very popular leisure and dining destination and an outstanding location if you’re looking for shops to let.




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Find your next shop to let in Manchester

Renting a unit within a retail scheme is a great way to gain exposure for your brand because they attract a large footfall of customers who wish to engage with retail, leisure and culinary providers.

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