Perched on a 4-acre site, the Toast Rack is nestled at the very heart of Fallowfield, a vibrant suburban area in Manchester. The new residential complex is located on Wilmslow Road, one of the city’s busiest commuter routes. Popular among students, the street is lined with an abundance of bars, cafés, and shops that bustle with life. Moreover, Fallowfield has been packed with Manchester’s students since the Edwardian era. Within a 10-minute walk of the new development, you can find Fallowfield Campus and the Armitage Sports Centre, one of the University of Manchester's two sports venues.
Many will be glad to know that the Toast Rack is flanked by Platt Fields Park and Birchfields Park. The former is a large green space, centred around a boating lake with an island sanctuary in the middle. There is a plethora of various gardens, a labyrinth and picnic area, a Veterans' pavilion, and a couple of playgrounds. The space is also home to Platt Hall, a listed Georgian building that boasts the Gallery of Costume, a collection that showcases various fashion items from the 17th century to the present day. Birchfields Park, in the meantime, appeals more to those who prefer long tranquil strolls in a peaceful and leafy environment. The park provides a children's playground, a multi-use games area, a football pitch, a skate park, and some exercise equipment.
The area boasts superb transport connections, including a regular bus service to and from the City Centre. In addition, both Levenshulme and Mauldeth Road railway stations are within walking distance of the new residential complex. Meanwhile, the nearby Birchfields Road takes you to the heart of Manchester.
Sprawled across 4 acres, the Toast Rack comprises Grade 2 listed buildings as well as a new build at the front of the site, which pays a tribute to the progressive and innovative spirit of the original designers of this historic landmark. The development boasts modernistic details, playing with geometric patterns and forms. There is a U-shaped structure with a circular section in the middle of it in addition to a mountain-like building at the back, accentuated by smooth beams. The light-coloured exterior features generous glazing that plays with sunlight.
The Toast Rack is served by a 24-hour concierge, who ensures that all residents feel welcomed and catered to at all times. Furthermore, the new residential complex provides 20,000 square feet of gym and leisure space for homeowners to use in order to stay fit and healthy. There is a retail area spread across 7,000 square feet, which also offers some co-working spaces in case you need a quiet and comfortable place to better concentrate on your tasks.
The Toast Rack delivers a total of 210 residential units, including one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments. The homes are generously sized to provide ample space and light, flooding through enormous windows. Located in a suburban area, the new development’s facilities rival those that are typical for the high-end city centre schemes, providing maximum comfort and convenience.
Generation is the property development company behind the Toast Rack. The company was founded in 2005. Headquartered in Manchester, Generation is committed to creating homes of exceptional quality throughout Greater Manchester. Focused mainly on residential development, the company’s portfolio also includes office, industrial, leisure, and retail schemes. Generation’s expertise lies in regeneration of previously used sites and buildings.
For more detailed information on the Toast Rack or Generation, please visit the official website of the developer.