Welcome to Piccadilly East.

We’re not the centre of the world - but we could be the heart of yours. 

Sitting just minutes from locations such as Ancoats, Northern Quarter and Piccadilly itself, Piccadilly East is the latest in a long line of Mancunian greats.

Your Neighbourhood.
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Leonardo Hotel:2 Minutes, Track Brewery:3 Minutes, Barkside MCR:3 Minutes, Cloudwater Taproom:4 Minutes, Manchester Union Brewery:7 Minutes, Burgerism:8 Minutes, Freight Island:8 Minutes, Diecast:9 Minutes, Laid Bear Kombucha:9 Minutes, Blok:13 Minutes, Ducie Street Warehouse:13 Minutes, Madre:14 Minutes, Rudy's Pizza:14 Minutes, The Lamb Of Tartary:16 Minutes, Northern Flower:19 Minutes, Tattu:35 Minutes, Fenix:38 Minutes,
Not all heroes wear capes.

They sometimes don aprons, coffee splatters and pruning shears. These are all hallmarks of our Neighbourhood Heroes, who are independent businesses we’ve proudly partnered with. That’s shops and bars. Coffee spots and bakeries. Social spaces. Relaxation stations - you name it, our network has it.

The perks? When you’re at The Castings, you get VIP treatment, in the form of tasty treats, delicious discounts and even exclusive events. 

Can’t get enough? We don’t blame you. Check out the full list below.

Barkside MCR

Located at the heart of Manchester City Centre, their flagship facility offers a comprehensive range of services.

From Dog Day Care to top-notch dog grooming and a wide array of doggy-related products, Barkside MCR pride themselves on being a one-stop destination for all your furry friend’s needs.


Welcome to a light-filled world of Mediterranean flavours and sensations split over two levels.

Walls and ceiling charred by the fires of inspiration, a staircase sculpted around a 25-foot olive tree climbs to their upper restaurant. There, natural creams, tans, and a double-height cliff face represent the firebird’s legendary rise and rebirth.

Leonardo Hotel

You will find a superb location at Leonardo Hotel Manchester Central with a variety of slick, modern amenities and comfortable rooms to make sure you get a good night's sleep.

You're just a short walk from the Arndale Centre and the Northern Quarter, as well as the city's cool Northern Quarter and Spinningfields districts.


The Madre family was assembled in 2019 by the people behind Belzan in Liverpool, and Breddos in London.

Madre wanted to bring home everything they learned about the food, drink, and hospitality of Mexico and share it with the UK.

Their travels to Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Oaxaca gave them the most delicious food and drink experiences of ther lives, now Madre can share them with you.

Manchester Home & Living

Providing bespoke home scents from candles to reed diffusers. Enjoy your free gift within your welcome pack and be sure to visit one of their local stockists. Find out more on their website.

Northern Flower

Northern Flower is a friendly boutique flower shop, run by a small team of dedicated, qualified and enthusiastic florists.

Now beyond its 19th year Northern Flower is a well established and well loved flower shop with their friendly service and enthusiastic approach to work setting them apart.


Tattu Manchester has been passionately designed to take you on a sensory journey from East to West.

The restaurant concept inspires everything from the colourful Chinese inspired cuisine, to the carefully crafted cocktails created by their bar team – everything is designed to be unique.

Other local businesses.

BLOK is an award-winning fitness studio for all levels, offering over 20 different classes designed for an exciting and sustainable way to work out. Located in Ducie Street Warehouse, join their expert trainers across Yoga, Strength, Barre, Cardio, Pilates, and more - with stunning amenities and a cafe to refuel in after. 


For lean, mean burger cuisine that’s cooked to perfection on the daily, Burgerism is stuffed to the buns with good stuff. With premium smashed burgers, fried chicken, wings and fries, as well as top beer fayre, there’s a reason they are the North West’s most-ordered burger.

Cloudwater Brewery

Cloudwater is an independent brewery that’s focused on exciting new beers and hearty community experiences. From their Manchester taproom, the team embraces both classical and imaginative inspirations - all in the relentless pursuit of elevating the quality of their beer to new heights. 


Situated on Ducie Street, Diecast is a new creative neighbourhood with food, fun, and plenty of fizzy frivolities. Now home to Leno Ex Machina and Brooklyn Beer Hall, Diecast has a stacked ‘what’s on’ calendar, head there for slap-up brunches and glitterball-speckled nights. 

Ducie St Warehouse

Ducie Street Warehouse is Manchester's iconic bar, restaurant, outdoor terrace, lounge, cinema, meeting rooms and event space. With a calendar that’s packed to the gills with things to see, eat, drink and dance to - you’re never at a loose end at Ducie. 

Freight Island

At the heart of depot Mayfield, dotted amongst the historical remains of industrial Manchester, is a cultural hub of food, drink, and entertainment. This multi vendor location is the perfect spot for summer lunches and get-togethers with friends, making it the ideal place to relax and unwind after a long day.

Laid Bear Kombucha

Laid Bear is a small-batch Kombucha brewery producing authentic Great Taste award-winning fermented tea in Manchester. Head to their brewery on Hoyle street to taste and take one of theirs - or bring your own bottle to refill with Laid Bear Kombucha straight from the tap. Lovely.

Manchester Union Brewery

Manchester Union Lager is brewed at Manchester's first and only dedicated craft lager brewery located in Ardwick. Blending traditional central European lager brewing techniques with a modern local twist, take a sip of a unique legacy beer that has the city buzzing.

Rudy’s Pizza

For paradise by the slice, turn to Rudy’s. With dough made on-site every day and a huge array of traditional and modern flavours to choose from, Rudy’s is the perfect spot for mates, dates, and everything in between. There are three locations across Ancoats, Portland Street and Peter Street so if the craving for pizza crosses your mind, consider it satisfied. 

The Lamb of Tartary

Nestled in the heart of the famous Northern Quarter, just five minutes from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station, The Lamb of Tartary is a pub that’s a must-visit for fans of the cultural and culinary scene. Whether it's a leisurely lunch, a fun evening with friends or a place to unwind after a long day, The Lamb of Tartary should be top of your list. 

Track Brewery

From pedal-powered adventures around the globe to a little arch beneath Piccadilly Station, Track Brewery’s journey has been anything but ordinary. Track’s, well, track record has always been about tasting super-fresh craft beers while being transported to the sights and smells of the brewery itself. It stands to this day.

Tomorrow’s icons, today.

See the world through our eyes. That’s fresh spots, great shops and even better living. At The Castings, we make the everyday that bit better, you know? 

Get connected.

Go here, there and everywhere. 

Make the most of Manchester’s incredible transport links at The Castings, with Piccadilly Station a short stroll away.

So whether you’re commuting or mooching, we make it happen with ease. 

Alright, 'r kid?

There’s no place like Manchester.

With cultural stops, entertainment, shopping destinations and plenty of places to eat, drink and think - fans of the Manchester vibe proudly call The Castings home. 

Whatever you’ll do and wherever you’ll go, The Castings is the perfect place to make your base. 

Up and coming.

First in. Forever changed.

We’re new on the block, but we’ve been part of Manchester for years. Our homes are here to stay, promising residents the chance to really make a difference to the place and people they surround themselves with.

As well as bringing new life and vibrancy to Piccadilly East, our residents are one of a kind in themselves.

Authentic to our core.

What’s in a name? Forged in the neighbourhood, we take our name from the city’s glowing industrial heritage.

Sitting on the site of just one of Manchester’s historic railway warehouses, where molten metal was transformed into crucial parts and tracks - we echo that purpose over a hundred years later. 

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