Manchester has long cemented itself as a great place to live, with it thriving city centre, a vibrant music and cultural scene, world-renowned shopping and restaurants; there’s something to suit every lifestyle. It is the second-largest city in the UK after London. Sophisticated designer boutiques, theatres, music venues, galleries, restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs for every taste – and pocket. Voted the ‘Most Liveable City in the UK’* and the third ‘Best City in the World’**, chasing San Francisco and Amsterdam, it’s not up there with the biggest and best for nothing.
It’s not just about lifestyle, it’s about enjoying everything Manchester has to offer. Whether you love shopping in Harvey Nichols or Selfridges, sipping an espresso martini in the Corn Exchange or finding your favourite topping at Rudy’s incomparable pizza joint, it’s all here waiting for you.
* Ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2021 among the world’s most liveable cities. It was the highest ranking UK city at 54th place ahead of London.
** As voted by media brand Time Out, 2021.
Manchester International Airport
A metropolitan city needs exceptional connectivity and Manchester has just that, from local to national and global.
Colliers Yard offers a wealth of nearby transport connections, so residents can easily make the most of everything in the local area and further a field.
Just a short train or car journey to the Southwest of the city is Manchester International Airport, which connects you to over 190 worldwide destinations.
* Source: www.manchester-airport-guide.co.uk
Planes, Trains AND Automobiles
The rest of the UK is also within touching distance too, thanks to Manchester’s three major city centre train stations and direct mainline connections to London, Glasgow and Birmingham.
The UK is one of the best education hubs in the world, with a huge number of excellent state and independent schools, colleges and internationally-renowned universities. Manchester sits proudly at the top of the league.
Five universities and higher education establishments draw almost 20,000 students from all over the globe, one of the largest student populations in Europe. And for families, there are 15 primary schools rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted within a 1.5 mile radius of Colliers Yard, plus top-of-the-class secondary and independent schools across the city.
STUDENTS PER ANNUM ACROSS FIVE UNIVERSITIES
GRADUATE RETENTION RATE
(Manchester City centre)
STUDENTS WITHIN A ONE HOUR COMMUTE
STEM GRADUATES EACH YEAR
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
by Russell Group accreditation and international ranking
ONE OF THE LARGEST IN EUROPE
Source: ‘University of Manchester Library’, 2022
Lounge to Lecture
Colliers Yard is situated within a short, commutable distance to all Manchester and Salford’s major education campuses.
* Travel times are taken from Google Maps and are approximate.
Manchester is an easy city to get around with the majority of shops, restaurants within walking distance. Colliers Yard is located only seven minutes from prime retail shopping.
Long famous for it’s independent scene, from music to shopping and bars and restaurants, here are a few of our Manchester favourites to help you settle into the city.