[Sponsored Article] One of the most prestigious new residential developments in Manchester is about to go on the market. Construction has only just begun on Manchester New Square, which will bring 351 luxury apartments to the heart of the city. However, early bird buyers in Hong Kong and other countries are already being given the chance to invest in this exclusive overseas property in one of the UK's strongest and fastest-growing residential markets. Spacious inner city living The one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments at Manchester New Square are considerably more spacious than other new developments in the city. Even the smallest studios are a generous 553 square feet, while the largest three-bedroom units can go up to 1,151 square feet. The open-plan layouts have been designed by SimpsonHaugh and Partners to maximise natural daylight. Full-height windows offer dynamic views over the city centre, while still maintaining peaceful seclusion amid the urban buzz. Residents will have access to exclusive on-site facilities including a private gym, lounge, 24-hour concierge and secure basement parking. The three buildings are surrounded by a landscaped square with artisan restaurants and retailers on their doorstep. The beating heart of Manchester Manchester beat out the likes of London, New York and Rome to be named one of the world's most liveable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Manchester New Square puts you right where the action is. “(Together with Lendlease), we very much look forward to delivering the most exclusive new residences the city has seen for at least a decade,” says Philip Leech, Property Director at developer Urban & Civic. “The central location has broad appeal and the site sits within an already established residential community, with fast access to the rest of the city and transport networks.” The apartments are a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly station, the university corridor and the Northern Quarter, home to the city's best bars, restaurants, shops and nightspots. Manchester Airport is only a 25-minute drive away, connecting you to more than 200 destinations worldwide. Invest in one of the UK's fastest-growing cities If you're thinking about investing in overseas property, you might also want to know that Hong Kong buyers emerged as the most active investors in the UK in Q1 2017, thanks to the price discounts arising from the weakened pound. While many foreign buyers set their sights on London, the northern powerhouse of Manchester can be an even more attractive prospect for investors and owner-occupiers alike. The city is the fastest growing for house prices in the UK , with Hometrack reporting an increase of 8.4 percent over the last 12 months. Global real estate services firm JLL also predicts average annual rental growth of at least 4.1 percent over the next five years. These impressive returns and the development's idyllic location have already generated considerable pre-launch interest from potential buyers as diverse as young professionals, retirees looking for additional income and parents of students at Manchester universities. Where to find out more To find out more about Manchester New Square, click here or contact JLL International Properties at +852 3759 0909 or firstname.lastname@example.org .