Spinningfields is one of Europe’s leading city centre real estate development projects and has become the city’s leading business destination, a legal quarter, a place to live and work as well as a place to eat, drink, shop and be entertained.


The original concept for a new business district of the city was conceived in 1997 when Allied London purchased a series of buildings in the area that would become Spinningfields. Convinced of the regeneration potential of the area, and potential of the city of Manchester, Allied London began work on a 20 year masterplan for Spinningfields.

Between 2000 – 2020 Allied London has invested heavily in the development of the Spinningfields estate, creating a new thriving business, shopping and leisure district of the city. An estimated £1.5 billion has been invested in the development to create more than 15 new buildings for commercial, residential and leisure use.

Over the last decade Spinningfields has evolved to become the home for over 170 commercial organisations. Many international names in the financial, legal and media industry call Spinningfields home, including anchor tenants such as: Regus, Barclays, DAC Beachcroft, Deloitte, HSBC Bank, Global Radio, Grant Thornton International, Guardian Media Group and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Spinningfields has also established itself as a cultural, retail, leisure and restaurant destination with some of the best independent bars and restaurants, including The Oast House, 20 Stories, The Ivy, Australasia, Tattu and Thaikhun. Spinningfields also has the added attraction of various pop-up bars and restaurants as well as an exciting year-round public events programme.


  • Over 24,000 resident workers, with a further 6,000 workers within a five minute walk

  • Daily footfall of 14,000 people which increases to 25,000 during the events season

  • Combined retail and leisure spending in excess of £80 million per annum

  • Resident and visitor population of over 5.5 million per year

  • 1,000 residential apartments