• Over 30,000 square feet
  • Variety of accommodation within the building
  • Near A57 (Mancunian Way)
  • Excellent commercial and residential alternative use potential STP
  • Variety of new residential schemes nearby


The former Army Reserve Centre is for sale, offering excellent commercial and residential alternative use potential (subject to planning).


The property is located on Ardwick Green North, adjacent to the A6, approximately 0.18 miles from mancunian way (A57) and 0.4 miles south east from Picadilly Train Station. Manchester's Central Business District is less than 1 mile away.

The area is known for a mixture of social housing, trade counter, secondary retail, offices and warehousing. A number of major residential redevelopment schemes are underway in the area. University campuses are within walking distance.

Description & Specification

The front original building is constructed from a sandstone facade with brick infill over basement, ground, first and second floors. The roof varies in structure between a flat and pitched elevation.

Accomodation is accessed from a central lobby/reception area with a staircase leading to the upper and lower floors. To the side a further brick built extension has been added consisting of caretaker’s flat on the second and third floors, with access from the main hall or external side access to the ground floor.

The main body of the building provides a mix of accommodation including a drill hall, firing range, storage, WC’s and offices. We understand the historic front section was used as an officer’s mess and has bar layouts to the ground and upper floors.

The extension interlinks to the original front building on ground and first floor levels providing additional stair access. There is also stair access from the rear.

The property continues on a “dog leg” to a former yard which was latterly developed providing garage/ warehouse with offices above. This section has further access via a concertina steel door fronting the A6.

The warehouse has a concrete floor with steel frame/ brick infill and windows to the front and side elevations. The upper floors is accessed from the rear stairwell adjacent to the drill hall providing cellular office accommodation.

The rear “garage” section adjoins a music technology college called “Spirit Studios”. An undeveloped piece of land to the apposing side is leased by the college for 10 years and is in separate ownership.

Property is held under two titles, one of which is registered with posessionary freehold title which is currently under appeal with Land Registry for full unencumbered freehold interest.



Floor sq.ft sq.m
Basement 1,354 125.77
Ground Floor 2,360 219.25
First Floor 1,963 182.41
Second Floor 1,963 182.41
Sub Total 7,641 709.84

Caretakers Flat

Description sq.ft sq.m
First 426 39.55
Second 398 36.93
Sub Total 824 76.48

Rear Drill Hall and Ancillary Storage

Description sq.ft sq.m
Ground 7,595 705.59
First 7,595 705.59
Sub Total 15,190 1,411.18

Side Garage and Offices

Description sq.ft sq.m
Ground 3,354 311.65
First 3,354 311.65
Sub Total 6,709 623.30

Total area: 30,365 sq. ft (2,820.9 sq.m)



Rateable Value

All costs quoted are for indicative purposes only and all all interested parties should rely on their own enquiries with the local authority.


All prices, outgoings and rentals quoted are exclusive of VAT, but may be liable at prevailing rate. Further information on request.

Legal Costs

Unless otherwise stated all parties to bear their own legal costs.


Energy performance certificate is available on request.