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Published on : June 29, 2018 15:28

Cine_City Withington

Cine City site in Withington has almost finished its transformation into apartments

Here’s what it looks like now…

A landmark south Manchester cinema site has nearly finished its transformation into a new, four-storey apartment block – and the finished product is amazing.

Cine City was a cinema in Withington that opened in 1912 and was the third cinema to open in Britain. The cinema finally closed its doors in 2001 after eight decades entertaining generations of filmgoers, originally as the Scala.

Old photo of the Scala cinema in Withington

Developers had battled for over a decade to create a housing scheme at the site of one of the country’s oldest cinemas with no luck. However, plans were finally approved in July last year following an appeal from the Britannia Group.

The exciting, new development has reclaimed its former name, Scala, and is almost ready to open its doors to residents.

New Scala Building Withington

This development offers 25 contemporary and stylish apartments in the heart of Withington village. The Scala apartments feature studio, one and two-bed apartments ranging from 297 sq ft to 634 sq ft. You can buy a studio apartment from £125,000 and a one-bed from £139,950.

Each apartment features modern décor, luxurious carpets, a stunning bathroom suite and fitted kitchens with Electrolux appliances.

scala inside

The apartments are within walking distance of the Metrolink and bus services and are only a minutes’ walk from the popular social hotspot, Burton Road.

The residents of the Scala Development will be exclusively provided with bicycles and will be given an initial free membership to the Enterprise car club.

It’s no secret Withington is currently experiencing a property boom, which is why over 50% of the development is now reserved.

It’s been highly popular among young professionals and first-time buyers. It’s a great choice for anyone who wants to be close to the city centre whilst enjoy the social benefits of Burton Road.


The Scala development has also been popular with buy-to-let investors as the apartments can offer up to a 6% rental yield. They’re a great investment for anyone looking for a high rental yield or simply to expand their property portfolio.

Our Withington branch manager, Amanda Benstead, has advised that these apartments won’t be available for much longer.

“We sold 5 apartments last week alone! These apartments have peaked a lot of interest, so we recommend that buyers book a viewing immediately to avoid disappointment.”


The show home for the Scala apartments is now open to the public on an appointment basis only. If you’d like to book a viewing please call our Withington team on 0161 445 5560 or email [email protected].

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