Modern comforts in a historical setting

| 12 Apr 2019

The Press, UK property developer Salboy’s newest development, brings old-world charm into 21st century Manchester

Inspirational Origins

In 1967, Billionaire businessman Fred Done founded ‘Betfred’, and today, Betfred is recognized as the largest independent bookmaker in the world. Looking for a trustworthy partner with whom he could confidently enter the world of real estate, together with property expert, Simon Ismail, Done founded Salboy in 2017; now a globally renowned UK property developer headquartered in Manchester UK. And more recently, Salboy strengthened its overseas link as it established its Asia HQ in Central, Hong Kong.

Thorough Service Developer – Finance, Develop, Construct

Salboy specialises in private investment and property development, and as such, funds, develops and constructs all of its schemes. Determined to provide investors with properties that they can feel comfortable investing in, Salboy established DOMIS Construction to oversee the development process with assurance on precision and delivery.

The Press - A Modern Conversions in the business district of NOMA, Manchester

As such, Salboy’s newest venture, The Press, can be met with great confidence. Salboy has undertaken this comprehensive, modern conversion of a Grade II listed building -- which means that it is of historical importance in the UK -- in the business district of N.O.M.A, Manchester.

Beautifully preserved from its 18th-century origins, The Press was formerly a co-operative Printing Room that is a true Manchester landmark, as it was a key part of the city’s history. Salboy and DOMIS are taking great care in ensuring that The Press retains its valuable historic Manchester charm while providing residents with all the modern luxuries.

The Area – 2 Mins Walk to Victoria Train Station, 60 Secs Walk to N.O.M.A

Now a bustling metropolis, Manchester has transformed over the last century. Today, Manchester is the UK’s 2nd city and is the primary city of the Northern Powerhouse initiative. Bearing in mind The Press’ past, Salboy has created a unique blend of the past and present in revamping the development.

The Press is conveniently located right at the City Centre, which means it is just a 60-second walk to N.O.M.A, 5 minutes from the central shopping district and just 12 minutes walk to Chinatown. Whether you’re a foodie, a fashionista, a clubber or a culture vulture, The Press’ prime location suits your needs.

The Press is about 9 minutes’ drive to Piccadilly Train Station and a mere 2 minutes away from Victoria Train Station, giving it a high level of accessibility and modernization, in line with Salboy’s restoration of this historic building.

Bespoke Scheme

Throughout the conversion, Salboy has sought to preserve as many  of ‘The Press’ original features. As a result, each of the 66 apartments and townhouses within The Press evokes 18th-century details with modern twists, giving it a “Manchester meets New York City” vibe.

With original architectural features preserved, The Press is endowed with unique character of historical and even national significance. Listed buildings also tend to retain the values more, while limiting the off-plan period as the construction does not need to start from scratch.

The comprehensive conversion of the Grade II historic building is assured through DOMIS’ professionalism that they renew with care and to the highest quality, meeting modern day standards and strict health and safety regulations.

Trusted Track Record

Salboy has a solid track record of high impact, high return, durable developments of the finest quality, in the city’s prime locations. It has invested extensively in Manchester’s ongoing regeneration, as well as funds developments throughout the UK, creating thousands of homes each year. Four major residential schemes currently under construction include The Press, Local Blackfriars, Local Crescent and Burlington Square.

Salboy’s innovative, well-rounded approach consistently delivers schemes ahead of time and to the highest quality -- a true testament in Salboy’s belief in going above and beyond for their investors.

Prices for The Press start at £196,000 with a high rental return of up to 6%. It is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020.


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