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Our ‘Get to Know’ blog series aims to explore local businesses and delve deeply into their processes, missions and values. By doing this, we hope to celebrate everything that Manchester has to offer. In this blog installment, we look to examine the work and innovation of Get Living.

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All You Need to Know About Get Living

Discover communities and neighbourhoods like no other, Get Living are the pioneers of build-to-rent in the UK, on a mission to deliver simple, straightforward renting at its big city neighbourhoods. This company approaches the private rented sector with innovation, transparency and originality at the core of their services. They provide quality, fully-furnished homes packed with modern amenities and exceptional facilities. Most importantly – the homes form part of a solid community for residents to live, work and play. This article will explore the New Maker Yards development and the impressive features that residents can look forward to.


Not just your ordinary landlord – the friendly, award-winning team at Get Living are dedicated to delivering places and spaces which help residents and visitors make meaningful connections and foster community. The build-to-rent landlord is a pioneer of its sector, known for transforming the former London 2012 Athletes’ Village into a thriving neighbourhood which more than 6,000 people and 30 independent businesses call home. Get Living was the first landlord to scrap security deposits and introduce three-year tenancies with a resident-only break giving both flexibility and security to renters. This groundbreaking approach to contracts and flexible living has earned this company the recognition they deserve. After revolutionsing the renting experience to put their customers’ living experience first, Get Living has made its commitment to inclusivity and community loud and clear.


When renting a home from Get Living, residents receive more than just a place to call home. Neighbourhoods are designed to help those living there find balance in their daily lives – creating places to connect, retreat, work and play, with the benefit of shared spaces and independent retailers on the doorstep. Manchester’s freshest neighbourhood facilities include:

  • Private courtyard access for the community to enjoy peaceful, canal-side surroundings
  • Access to the Club Room which includes sofas, TV and comfortable spaces for working as well as a new co-working space exclusively for residents with a 92Degrees coffee shop: The Lock
  • An entirely pet-friendly area, allowing beloved animals to live rent-free!
  • Get Living’s helpful team in the neighbourhood six days a week for any guidance or information required
  • Free superfast WiFi!

With the added benefit of a Co-Op on the doorstep for convenience and a Seven Bro7hers beerhouse right on the canal – you won’t find a pint that tastes as good! In a nutshell, what stands out about the neighbourhoods delivered by Get Living is the remarkable way in which each development is executed with the peace, comfort and happiness of tenants in mind.



Currently, Get Living operates more than 3,000 homes within big city neighbourhoods in Manchester and London. Get Living is already working on increasing its London portfolio and plans are underway to launch in new cities including Glasgow and Leeds, with ambitions to grow to 12,500 homes in the next five years.

As advocates for everything and anything associated with the city of Manchester, we’re excited to explore the Get Living’s new homes at New Maker Yards. Located within Middlewood Locks, a 25-acre canal-side neighbourhood between Salford and Manchester city centres, which when complete will provide more than 2,200 new homes, a hotel, offices and more retail.  This autumn, Get Living launched a further 546 homes for rent which are now available to move in to.

Looking for a brand new home in a highly convenient location with excellent amenities? Take a look at Get Living’s range of one, two and three bedroom properties to find your dream home today!


New Maker Yards promises to deliver a selection of home styles in a bid to cater to varying tastes and preferences. From the homes launching in autumn, customers can choose from three interior collections with the freedom to decorate and make their own.

Get Living works extremely hard to develop neighbourhoods and support communities that go above and beyond expectations. With an objective to transform the industry and make renting hassle-free, the homes brought to our wonderful city undoubtedly add value, integrate communities and bring people together through regular social events and working with local businesses and organisations including Salford Makers and Mind in Salford.

The Exciting Events Hosted by Get Living


Get Living is especially keen on bringing communities together through hosting exciting events for people to enjoy. To mark the new launch, Get Living has collaborated with Hope Mill Theatre to provide the community with an interactive play in celebration of the 500+ homes that will become available to rent this Autumn in Manchester. Titled ‘Mates’, the immersive performance will combine mediations, spoken word and a house party complete with live music and a photo booth. After the performance, play-goers will also be able to enjoy a free pint or burger at Seven Bro7thers beerhouse. Interested? We knew you would be!

See you there!

Learn more about Get Living at and follow on Instagram @wearegetliving and @newmakeryards

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