Ancoats: what it’s like to live, work and play in Manchester’s ‘coolest neighbourhood’

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Ancoats has previously been named one of the coolest places to live. We speak to local business Seven Bro7hers and residents of the area to find out more.

Ancoats is an area of Manchester close to the city centre. It is known for its eclectic food and drink scene, the Grade II listed building Hallé St Peter’s and Ancoats Marina.

The area was named one of the coolest places to live by Time Out magazine, and it’s the site for many new development houses and canal-side apartments, it's a much sought-after location for those looking to move to the city centre. There is a Co-op Academy Primary School and streets full of restaurants ranging from Michelin Star Mana, to pubs and street food establishments.

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Ancoats is where many young people call home, so there's no surprise there are a variety of bars around to cater to residents. We took a look at one of the most famous Manchester-born breweries Seven Bro7hers and spoke to one of the brothers about setting up shop in such an integral part of Manchester City Centre for our video report.

While many young people are in the area, Ancoats is also home to families - some of which have children who attend the nearby Co-op Academy New Islington. We spoke to people from local Community Group Trees Not Cars about their life in Ancoats and their concerns over council plans to turn an old retail park site into more office blocks.

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