2 Bedroom Flat For Sale

Dale Street Manchester M1.

Offers in Excess of £350,000

Key features

  • Grade II listed converted warehouse

  • Original features including wooden beams and cast iron columns

  • Exposed brickwork

  • Ample storage including a boiler-room and huge mezzanine style storage areas

  • High ceilings

  • Sash windows

  • Recently converted with new kitchen and bathrooms

  • Industrial


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The grade II listed building 'Finlays Warehouse' previously known as the former home of Foo Foo Palace, the famous cabaret bar run by local legend Foo Foo Lammar is conveniently located in the buzzing atmosphere of the Northern Quarter moments away from the quirky cafes, bars and restaurants. Its also just minutes walk away Piccadilly train station and the central bus station's at Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill. The apartment benefits from original features displayed throughout. With the cast iron columns, pitch pine beams and exposed brickwork are just a few to name. The apartment also benefits from floor to ceiling heights with large sash windows ensuring the charm of the character is retained. Engineered rustic European oak board finished in a white oil floors the living room and the hallway. The bedrooms are carpeted in barber wool with natural colours. Rough sawn oak boards finished with a light wash of grey stain floor the communal areas. The apartment also features great amounts of storage which is rare to find and makes this property so unique. The property has also recently had additional sound proofing installed ensuring that the home really is a peaceful retreat from the busy hustle and bustle city living can bring. The building is fully double glazed and insulated to modern standards with electric heating. The building is fully accessible - level access is provided via a platform lift and a ten person passenger lift to all floors. There is a digital colour audio/visual door access control system to the main entrance. The apartment is provided with audio/visual wall mounted handsets. HD resolution CCTV is in communal areas including further access points. TV, sky, DAB, Virgin Media, BT and freesat are provided within the lounge and the master bedroom and there are USB points in the kitchen. A sheltered and secure cycle store is provided and there is a secure, communal refuse store which has segregated containers for collection. 

Finlay’s Warehouse is a grade 2 listed cotton warehouse built in two phases (between 1870 and 1892). The name derives from the original company name, Finlay Campbell and Co Ltd, who were a Scottish firm operating from Manchester and India. Like many of the buildings in this area of Manchester, originally they were used as warehouses for shipping and the clothing industry. The large entrance on Mangle Street, known as the hovel was created to allow deliveries directly into the building rather than blocking the street. The industry in the area declined in the mid 20th century, leav- ing many of these formidable buildings neglected. 56 Dale Street received a new lease of life in 1975 went it became the famous Foo Foo’s Palace night club, owned by the flamboyant drag queen Frank Foo Foo Lammar, it was a Manchester institution for over 25 years playing host to countless celebrities and attracting people from all over the country.

Entrance Hall
Door leading into the entrance hall. Engineered rustic oak wood flooring. Doors leading off. Power points. Over head high storage which is deep and provides a great amount of room to store large items discreetly. Opening and leading to the kitchen and living area. Suspended lighting. 

Living Room
An open plan contemporary living area open plan to the kitchen however ensuring there is still character within the room and continuing with the charm that is showcased throughout this building. Two double glazed sash windows ensure plenty of natural light floods in and makes the room bright and airy. Exposed brick work. Wall mounted heater.

Open plan to the living area, the kitchen comprises a range of wall, base units & island unit with integrated four ring induction hob & extractor over, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge/freezer, built-in oven, sink with mixer tap, tiled splashback, tiled flooring, ceiling extractor, spotlights and under unit lighting. Power points. USB points. 

Master Bedroom
A large open space that benefits from the large double glazed sash window ensuring plenty of natural light floods in. Exposed brick work  and an exposed column showcases the character which has been carefully retained. Barber wool carpeted flooring. Wall mounted heater. TV point. Suspended lighting. Door leading into the en-suite. Opening into the dressing area. Door leading into the large boiler/storage cupboard. 

Modern white suite consisting of a low flush WCwith hidden cistern, pedestal wash hand basin and a panelled bath with ceiling mounted rain shower over. Tiled flooring. Partially tiled walls. Heated chrome ladder towel rail. Wide mirrored wall with lighting providing a great vanity area. Spotlights. Extracot fan. Shaving point. 

Dressing Area
Floor to ceiling storage provided for hanging space and shelving. A great space ensuring all clothing can be kept seperate from the bedroom and enables there to be more space in the master by reducing the use of bedroom furniture. 

Boiler Cupboard/Storage
A large storage area which houses the boiler. Plumbing for washing machine so ideal to be used as a laundry room. There is still great amounts of room to use as storage within too. Power points. 

Bedroom Two
A second large double bedroom with a large double glazed sash window allowing plenty of natural light in making the room airy and bright. Wall mounted heater. Barber wool carpeted flooring. Exposed brick work and exposed column ensuring the charm of the character is shown throughout. TV point. Suspended lighting. Power points.

Modern white suite comprises of a large walk in shower cubicle with glass screen, low flush WC with enclosed cistern and pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled flooring, tiled walls, inbuilt wall mirror with lighting providing a second brilliant vanity area, spotlights and extractor fan. Heated chrome ladder towel rail.

Extra Information

  • Property Age: 126 years
  • Council tax band: D (£1566.79 Per Annum)
  • Chain position: No chain
  • Double Glazing: Throughout
  • Heating: electric
  • Lease info: 147 years remaining
    Ground rent: £250.00 Per Year
    Maintenance: £137.00 Per Month


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