Developers release first images inside Kampus garden neighbourhood


New images have been revealed of Kampus, the new £250m garden neighbourhood being developed in central Manchester by Capital&Centric and HBD.

The first look showcases the quirky rooftop village of Amsterdam-inspired Dutch Houses that sit atop North Block.

With high ceilings, panoramic views across the city and huge suntrap terraces, the Dutch Houses are the penthouse reimagined, say developers.

Inside a one-bed apartment

With one- and two-bedroom apartments to rent, North Block is the first of five individual buildings to complete at Kampus.

It makes a striking addition to Manchester’s skyline, with its distinctive pixel windows, Lancashire red brick and exposed concrete features.

Inside, the focus is on clean design and sharp interiors crafted by Dezeen award-winning YOUTH Studio.

The building, along with its sister South Block, sits alongside two beautiful Victorian shipping warehouses and a 1960s brutalist tower.

At the heart of Kampus lies a canal-side garden, full of trees, plants and flowers, and open to everyone.

It will also be a home for the city’s creatives and independents with two floors of independent bars, restaurants and shops.

HBD executive director, Adam Brady, said: “Each building at Kampus has its own distinct character. So whether you fancy living in a rooftop village with unbeatable views across the city or an exposed brick loft is more your thing, we’ve got something for everyone.

“As Kampus grows you’ll find independent shops, bars and eateries by the lush garden. You can catch a film in the rooftop cinema, host a dinner party or have drinks in the lounge or join in a yoga class on the terrace. We’ve even got the Bungalow – an ex-security cabin on stilts overlooking the canal which is our village hall.”

Liam McGroarty, co-Founder at YOUTH, said they wanted the interiors to feel like home, somewhere to make your own: “The design is understated with simple details – wall colours that add warm tones, floor colours that don’t dictate what you do with the space, furniture made from natural materials. It’s not a white box, but neither is it too much. You bring your own style.”

All 534 apartments at Kampus are for rent, with the other buildings becoming available later this year. Prices start at £1,125 for a one-bed apartment and £1,605 for a two-bed.