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Our products used in New York inspired apartments

Inspired by the slick European and US style of residential block managed apartments in New York and Paris, are three stunning new contemporary apartment blocks recently completed in Manchester by Tribe Apartments Ltd.  With the aim of elevating and setting the bar in the private rent market in Manchester, the new Tribe apartments offer superior, spacious living with high specification features as standard, and Scolmore Group’s lighting and wiring accessories are providing stylish solutions throughout.

Almost 200 boutique apartments make up the new development, which follows the renovation of three, 13-storey buildings in east Manchester’s Ancoats and New Islington districts. There are 192 spacious one and two bedroom boutique-style apartments, all offering as standard many desirable high-end design features normally associated with much pricier, luxury apartments, and all have now been rented.

A total of 4,500 of Scolmore’s Inceptor integrated LED downlights have been installed to provide energy-efficient lighting throughout all the apartments and communal areas of the buildings. Scolmore’s Mode wiring accessories range has been chosen for its sleek and contemporary look and complete flexibility, while products from the company’s New Media collection are providing solutions for today’s technology-driven media and cabling requirements.

Electrical Contractor, Martin McGuinness, from TeDS Electrical Contractors was responsible for the installation of Scolmore’s products: “We have been using Scolmore products for as long as I can remember and there are numerous reasons why we keep going back to them. The service is always second to none, the availability of such a huge range of products means you know you can get what you need, no matter what type of project you are working on – large or small, high end or entry level, and the price is highly competitive.  We are very impressed with the Inceptor downlights which were so quick and easy to install – even with 4,500 to go in!”

The transformation of the Tribe buildings has been described as marking the next major step for the area’s residential growth, providing workers, young families and graduates, among others, a vibrant, affordable place to rent on the doorstep of the city centre. The model is providing a blueprint for the future of private renting in the UK.

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