Help to Buy Guest Blog: Middlewood Locks

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Middlewood Locks is Manchester’s most exciting new waterside neighbourhood with new homes ready to move into now!  Perfectly located at the gateway to Manchester and just a few minutes walk from the city centre – Middlewood Locks is really well connected, whether you are travelling by train, car, bike or foot.

The new nieghbourhood will be filled with amenities to suit everyone, including a gym, a hotel, bar, restaurants, shops and offices.  There is even a canal running right through the heart of the neighbourhood, and the buildings are designed to make the most of the waterside views and stunning city skyline.

There is a fantastic variety of apartments at Middlewood Locks, whether you are looking for a one bedroom apartment overlooking the canal, a two bedroom garden apartment, a three bedroom corner apartment with generous open plan living or a street side apartment with front garden.

Each of the apartments has a very high specification with large windows flooding light into the open-plan living rooms, fully fitted Pro-Norm kitchens with Silestone Quartz worktops and integrated appliances.  We’ve used high quality brands such as Vitra Bathroom suites and Hansgrohe chrome brassware.  There are also beautiful private residents lobby areas, landscaped public realm and private residents gardens, secure parking and bicycle stores.

And now that first time buyers don’t have to pay stamp duty on properties under £300,000 along with the Government backed Help to Buy scheme at Middlewood Locks, allowing just 5% deposit, the city life is more affordable than ever before. 

Tristan Comley and Nicola Jones have bought their first home together at Middlewood Locks Manchester through Help to Buy.  It has allowed them to invest in an exciting new community and live right in the heart of the action, with likeminded people, without the commute.

Tristan said, “We still can’t quite believe we are homeowners in such a prime location. We didn’t really know how Help to Buy works until we visited the development but it means that we have been able to buy a two-bedroom apartment without the struggle of finding 25% deposit. The lower interest rate also allows us to save and hopefully pay back the government loan in the next few years.  We were attracted to Middlewood Locks because of the light and spacious apartments not often found in the city centre and the overall vision for the neighbourhood is inspiring.” 

Middlewood Locks is currently the largest new development in Manchester to offer Help to Buy meaning that customers can secure an apartment for just £171,000 with as little as a 5% deposit.  Free workshops about Help to Buy, mortgages and legal advice are held regularly in the marketing suite at Middlewood Locks.

The marketing suite and show apartment is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5.30pm and appointments can be booked by contacting 0161 392 3247.