Step Places
23rd July 2019

Step Places Secures Cottonopolis For Former Ancoats Pub

Step Places has today announced it has signed the owners of one of Manchester’s favourite cocktail spots, Cottonopolis, as the tenant for its historic Edinburgh Castle pub which forms an anchor position on their Ancoats scheme on the junction of Blossom Street and Henry Street.


18th July 2019

Iconic Wigan Pier plans given the go ahead

The next chapter of Wigan Pier’s regeneration story has been written today with members giving the green light to the widely anticipated regeneration proposals at Wigan Council’s planning committee.

The decision means developer Step Places, cultural organisation The Old Courts, Wigan Council and the Canal and River Trust can collectively transform the currently vacant 18th century industrial buildings into a vibrant cultural and residential offer.

18th July 2019

Cotton House welcomes first residents

For the past few weeks our Cotton House development has welcomed its first residents. It’s fantastic to see it all finished and to witness the first impressions from the new home owners.

We all knew this is, possibly, the best location in Ancoats, next door to the Cutting Room Square, with new restaurants, shops and coffee houses opening over the past few months.

1st May 2019

Plans in for Transformation of Wigan Pier

Canal-side walkways, waterside town houses, an artisan food hall with conference and events venues are all part of the planning proposal that has been submitted for the future of Wigan Pier by Manchester developer, Step Places.


20th March 2019

Step Places announce new partnership for prestigious Wigan Pier project

Exciting plans for a multi-leisure destination at Wigan Pier are one step closer with the announcement of a new partnership and tenancy.

Step Places was chosen by Wigan Council, in partnership with the Canal & River Trust, to take forward a world class vision to transform the historic Wigan Pier Quarter into a striking modern destination.

15th March 2019

‘Pop-up-pub’ at Grade II listed bank in Withington

A group of local craft beer lovers have teamed up to launch a ‘pop up pub’ at the site of a former bank in Withington.

The Lock Inn aims to encourage people in the community to come together in an amazing venue to enjoy local beer and bond over food, music and friends. It follows a successful smaller event last year at the same site.


16th April 2018

New future for world famous Wigan Pier revealed

Exciting plans for a multi-leisure destination have been revealed for the regeneration of Wigan Pier.

29th January 2018

Cutting room tables

Located within the Cutting Room Apartment of our Cotton Square development, lie two tables of historical significance to the Ancoats Area. The old tables were used extensively by machinists and tailors within the thriving old mills to cut out the sewn cloth, and prepare the materials in readiness for distribution and selling. The Cutting Room tables are what gave the now famous Ancoats landmark Cutting Room Square its name.

26th January 2018

Cotton Square ground breaking ceremony

Step Places are proud to announce the breaking of ground at our Cotton Square development scheme in Ancoats, Manchester. To mark the occasion a sod-cutting ceremony was held on site, with representatives from Step Places, Eric Wright, and Greater Manchester Combined Authority all in attendance.