Study tour: Liverpool and Manchester

Two-day tour of the Northwest's best BTR developments


Tour the Northwest’s top BTR developments

The UKAA delivers a two-day in-depth exploration of Liverpool and Manchester, designed to provide detailed insights of up and running BTR properties and to meet with industry executives and fellow members.




DAY 1 – Wednesday 13th July

9:00 Welcome Networking Breakfast

10:00 Bus leaves Dakota – headed for Liverpool

Liverpool Developments:

The Lexington – Operator: MODA. Tour by Dave Evans

Baltic Yard – Operator: Cortland. Tour by Tom Gardiner and Chani Hughes

Manchester Developments:

Duet – Operator: JLL. Tour by Bex Hetherington Rothwell​

The Filaments – Operator: Grainger. Tour by Leanne Hargreaves and Yasmin Atkinson.

Green Rooms – Operator: AMRO Living. Tour by Avril Portch

Oxbow – Operator: Greystar. Tour by Lauren Smith

17:30 – 20:30 Refreshments & Dinner – Elnecote, Ancoats


DAY 2 – Thursday 14th July

9:30 Bus leaves Dakota for Manchester tour

Manchester Developments:

Oxygen – Operator: Alliance City Living. Tour by Rowan MooreIan Shoreman and Devon Barrington

West Tower – Operator: urbanbubble. Tour by Chris Laws and Stuart Henshall

Chapel Wharf – Operator: Dandara Living. Tour by Sam Smith

Angel Gardens – Operator: MODA. Kate Barnes

15:00 Tour ends – Coach back to Dakota





The UKAA Study Tour 2022 was exceptional! Two content filled days visiting eight of Manchester and Liverpool’s BtR schemes. We were privileged to be shown the full spectrum of apartment types and were intrigued to see the variety of amenity spaces these developments had to offer. The sector is obviously thriving in these two cities, and the passion and dedication for each proposition was evident. Thanks so much to UKAA for organising and to all of the management teams for their time and information. Knowledge sharing is so important for the future and evolution of this sector, and as a designer the tour was such a great way to learn about and appreciate all the great work that has gone into these leading examples of the residential offer in the northwest. – Richard Daw, Associate Director at Chapman Taylor



Many thanks to our event sponsors:

We really enjoyed working with the UKAA as a sponsor for the tour. Its something that not only educated us further and assisted us with our day to day practice but was also amazing to see in person the new BTR schemes. It was a great networking event and allowed us to put names to faces and see the sites that we had recruited for, which were phenomenal. The tour was very well put together and you could see the efforts that had gone into making it a success! We enjoyed every second and this is hopefully the first of many that we can be a part of! – Chloe Hill, Senior Consultant at One Property Recruitment


One Property Recruitment are specialists in the property sector. We launched the business in 2020, going from strength to strength with offices in both London and Manchester covering UK wide. We are experts within Build to Rent, Leasehold, Facilities Management, Property Management and Finance. We aim to go above and beyond to deliver, making sure we always listen, offering consultative advice based on your requirements. We build relationships based on trust and respect as well as going the extra mile to understand individuals including motivations and aspirations, making sure we find the right people for sustainable long term placements.