The Ice Plant
The Ice Plant development is a stunning conversion on Blossom Street in Ancoats Urban Village and forms part of the Ancoats regeneration plan along with the new Cutting Room Square and St Peter’s Church. Originally built for the storage of meat and fish, the building was later used as an Ice making factory and provided ice for the local Smithfield market and ice cream market in the Italian neighbourhood. It was tastefully redeveloped by The Northern Group in 2012 and now consists of 82 luxury apartments which are accessed via an impressive tree-lined internal avenue. It combines the restored façade and original features of Ancoats’ historic warehouse with three new-build sections and an eight storey tower built around a central glass atrium. It’s close proximity to the trendy Northern Quarter means it has become a very popular choice with the Manchester residents.