The Printworks In Manchester

If you book luxury serviced apartments in Manchester thinking you’ll be staying in a grimy post-industrial sprawl, you’re in for a bit of surprise. After the devastating IRA bomb attack of 1996, a regeneration project was implemented that achieved quite remarkable results.

However, this is no soulless sprawl. Mancunians are proud of their industrial heritage, and old buildings have been lovingly restored and put to reuse. The Printworks is a case in point. One of Manchester’s best-loved landmarks, it is also one of the most innovative urban entertainment centres in Europe.

We at Serviced City Pads have over 80 serviced apartments in Manchester, and all are within easy reach of Withy Grove, home of the Printworks. It was originally the home of the Withy Grove Press, and in 1980 it became the site of Sir Robert Maxwell’s newspaper empire. Following his death in 1987, the site became derelict, but following the IRA attack (when it was partially demolished) work began to turn it into the major entertainments venue it is today.

Behind the Grade ll listed façade, once was the largest press works in Europe. Today, those 350,000 square feet are occupied by a massive leisure complex that cost almost £150 million to build. The only I-MAX screen in the North West is joined by a 20 screen multiplex, 15 bars, numerous restaurants, clubs, shops and a health club with a swimming pool.

Whatever your reason for booking accommodation in Manchester, you’re going to need some leisure time.