This is city living as you always felt it should be. Artifex offers a unique opportunity to enjoy city living while saving for a deposit
Welcome to Artifex
Artifex is an ambitious and inspiring development you can be proud to call home. The site is made up of 108 one and two-bedroom apartments in an attractive building on Blackfriars Road. Located in the Trinity area of Salford, Greater Manchester. Prime location, spacious homes and the chance to one day own, makes Artifex popular for many, particularly first time buyers.
This is city living as you always felt it should be. Artifex offers a unique opportunity to enjoy city living while saving for a deposit.
One and two bedroom homes are available, each benefitting from thoughtful layouts, premium fixtures and fittings and high-end finishes. Artifex residents also enjoy access to shared landscaped garden areas, rarely found in city living.
From layout to lighting, each apartment has been thoughtfully designed with residents’ needs and lifestyles in mind. Fixtures, fittings and finishes are contemporary and best-in-class throughout, while sunlight levels have been ingeniously maximised in every home.
The legacy of one of Salford’s most revered sons is immortalised with this fantastic development. Artifex is a nod to Canon Peter Green, who was a rector at the nearby St Philips Church, as well as a published writer and pacifist who was passionate about fighting social injustice. During the First World War and until the 1950s, Canon Peter Green wrote a weekly column in The Manchester Guardian - which was later to become The Guardian - under the pen name ‘Artifex’. He wrote about pacifism and compassion as well as articles about social injustice and women’s suffrage and is fondly remembered as a ‘real man of the people who loved the Salford people’. During one column he penned in 1944 he spoke about the importance of prioritising housing as part of the Government’s post-war recovery and rebuilding plans. In it he said: “What is the good of building magnificent schools in which children can spend five hours a day for five days a week if the rest of their time when awake has to be spent in the street because their houses are holes to sleep in not homes to live in. When the time comes for action, let stately civic centres and the repair of cathedrals and churches, and large hotels, and super cinemas, and everything else, give place in the competition for money, man-power and materials, to homes for the people.”
By living here, you can proudly be a part of Salford’s fine history
Each are built to the highest standards, with quality bathrooms and kitchens, spacious rooms and a shared outdoors
Solar for electricity consumption, bike stores, and a convenient resident planting area to exercise those green fingers
The first affordable development in this part of Salford in years, gives you a real chance to rent and buy your own plac…
The apartments are Rent to Buy properties (RTB) and offered at 80% of market rent. The following criteria MUST be met for you to be eligible to apply:
- You must not have a household income of £80,000 per annum or more.
- You must not own another property.
- You must be in full time, permanent employment.
- You must be over the age of 18 years old.
- You must provide proof of address(i.e. utility bill / bank statement).
- You must provide proof if identity(i.e. passport / driving licence) for all applicants if a joint application.
- You will also need references for each applicant (if a joint applicant). One reference MUST be from your current or recent Landlord (if you have one).
- You will also be required to pass an affordability and credit check.
- You need to be in a position to pay the full market rent of the property each month. Due to the rules of the scheme we cannot accept applications from applicants receiving housing benefit or housing element on Universal Credit.
The site is currently under development and will be ready to move into from May 2021.
Property listing information:
- to specify Number of Bedrooms that will appear on the listing template – 1 and 2 bedroom apartments available
- to specify Status that will appear on the listing template – available to reserve now
- to specify Pricing that will appear on the listing template – rent from £680 a month
- to set the Location (Google Maps) OR
- to select from a list of content managed Locations (if Google integration is disabled)
- to specify Address Line 1, 2 and 3 - 71 Blackfriars Road, Salford, Manchester, M3 7GR
Living in Trinity, Salford, Greater Manchester
Situated in a vibrantly rejuvenated area of Salford, known as Trinity, its superb location offers residents the perfect spot for city living with everything on your doorstep.
Recent years have seen impressive numbers of investments in residential, commercial and office property developments within Salford, along with the restoration of nearby historic buildings. The look and feel of Artifex has been carefully calibrated to complement the local area.
Salford has undergone a dramatic rebirth in recent years and its need for new build residential properties grows larger by the day. With its 20,000-strong student population, Salford University continues to go from strength-to-strength, while the 200-acre MediaCityUK development – now home, of course, to the BBC – has proved to be a real game-changer, boosting both the local economy and Salford’s profile, nationally and internationally.
This stunning development is just minutes’ walk from Manchester City Centre and the centre of the economic ‘Northern Powerhouse’, is a thriving cosmopolitan city built upon an industrious legacy. Manchester is a city with many impressive statistics to its name. It was the world’s first industrialised city, home to the first public library and birthplace of the world’s first computer.
With its very own style and swagger, Manchester offers a wide variety of sensational shopping for the fashion conscious. Whether you are looking for designer stores, the UK’s favourite high-street retailers or artisan independents, there is something for everyone located on almost every street in the city. Manchester is a national shopping destination with a wealth of appealing retail options, such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and the Arndale Centre, all of which are within walking distance.
Manchester has become well-known for its culinary culture. Home to an eclectic mix of eateries, the city offers a touch of class through foodie favourites like Tattu, Hawksmoor Manchester and the iconic Ivy. MediaCityUK in Salford Quays also offers many great places to eat including The Alchemist and Pier 8 at The Lowry
Two of the greatest cultural movements to grace the UK in the last 30 years are those of rave and Britpop - both of which were born in Greater Manchester. Indie still runs through the veins of the city too, with gig venues such as the Ritz and O2 Academy hosting the latest touring bands.
Greater Manchester is its own northern capital of culture. From sport to art, theatre, architecture and of course music, the city has more than made its cultural mark on the country. Historically a powerhouse of industry, Greater Manchester has flourished under a sustained period of urban regeneration, all while retaining its own unique sense of identity.
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