There were 8 penthouses, 4 duplex (2-storey) penthouses and 4 triplex (3-storey) penthouses. These are the square footage of the duplex's.
Flat 807 - 2186 sq ft (8th and 9th floors)
Flat 808 - 2186 sq ft (8th and 9th floors)
Flat 1103 - 2085 sq ft (11th and 12th floors)
Flat 1104 - 2075 sq ft (11th and 12th floors)
Flat 905 - 2926 sq ft (9th, 10th and 11th floors)
Flat 906 - 3056 sq ft (9th, 10th and 11th floors)
Flat 1201 - 3441 sq ft (12th, 13th and 14th floors)
Flat 1202 - 3574 sq ft (12th, 13th and 14th floors)
Penthouse sales to date:
Flat 807 - £920,000 (20th Jan 2004)
Flat 808 - £950,000 (10th Feb 2003)
Flat 1103 - £1,100,000 (23rd Aug 2002)
Flat 1103 - £800,000 (14 Dec 2004)
Flat 1104 - £1,100,000 (23rd Aug 2004)
Flat 1104 - £950,000 (20th Jun 2003)
Flat 1104 - £900,000 (18 Sep 2006)
Flat 905 - £1,500,000 (23rd Aug 2002)
Flat 906 - £1,500,000 (23rd Aug 2002)
Flat 906 - £1,100,000 (27th Feb 2004)
Flat 1201 - £1,575,000 (23rd Aug 2002)
Flat 1202 - £1,575,000 (23rd Aug 2002)
Flat 1202 - £1,500,000 (29th Aug 2003)
Flat 1202 - £1,500,000 (3rd July 2007)
Ian Simpson's for apartment 1101 (2 ordinary flats knocked together and upgraded) sold for £1,200,000 (02 Feb 2007)
Basically, No.1 Deansgate is a 14 floor apartment building, but because of the very high podium and shops, the 1st floor is like being on the 6th floor.
The communal landing floors are covered with carpet, whereas the penthouse communal floors have limestone flooring. All penthouses have comfort cooling and heating, all other apartments have wet radiator heating.
Its Manchester's unsung hero of buildings. It is the gem that started it all.I still love this old beaut.. could actually be Simpson's finest? It might be a lil n' in comparison to the Beethams but its a gud n'.. love the way the supports join the podium to the apartments.
Cool, what did you do?I used to work there
No, but I do like the building.Thankyou, looks like the communal areas are well designed and give off a relaxing atmosphere.
Did you live/work there?
Haha, I agree that leftbank from the exterior does look alittle like Legoland, it houses comercial units though doesn't it?No, but I do like the building.
Too many people fall into the trap that taller must mean it's better. This applies to 301 Deansgate (Hilton Tower) which has smaller apartments which are less attractive. The views may be better, but as I found when I worked at the top of City Tower for 4 years, the interest in the views soon wear off.
For the first few months the views were amazing, but you get used to it and you soon stop looking at them. It's then in you're tiny overpriced flat in the sky you look around and think, what could I have got for my money in other apartment buildings around the city?
No.1 Deansgate is the only real option. It's attractive, well placed for all the best shops and it is a prestigious development. We'll forget the Leftbank development as nobody as heard of it, it's hidden in an obscure location and looks like a giant Legoland.
From what i've heard the service charge is a little pricey in Century Buildings, valet parking, concierge et al, great location & reputation however, and then there is the choice of Old or New Century...What's your opinon on The Century Buildings on St Marys Parsonage?
Leftbank is nice, but unfortuantly for me the top spec 1 beds with an outdoor area are 200k+ and are overpriced IMO.Gotta say the flats in Leftbank were superb, with different layouts. Pretty big (bigger than any house that i've lived in) but overpriced at the moment and the views from the two duplexes we went to see were fantastic and the location (described by one poster as hidden is, i reckon a godsend). hopefully it will remain so so that a development somewhere quiet within the city is a pleasure to get home to. The area is well managed so no vomiting or pissing on the doorstep (u'll have to wait till you get inside)
the communal areas in No1 look great from the above photos, wheras this is were Leftbank was a bit of a letdown with some landing carpets looking like they needed replacing already. Is this a problem in developments with many flats that are rented and let out as hotel apartments. people might simply not give a damn. I'm sure i saw some phtots of the Edge with wooden floor landings. surely these would add to noise from the communial areas though, unless the flats themselves are well sound proofed
Couldn't ever live at that apartment - that steel girder in the way and the tiny lounge would annoy me, I couldn't even fit my hifi in there!.I don't like the steel girder feature in some of the lower floor apartments
but then you get your nice little 'buffer zone' terrace
From what i've heard the service charge is a little pricey in Century Buildings, valet parking, concierge et al, great location & reputation however, and then there is the choice of Old or New Century...