Put  your  stamp  on  it  –  literally.  Tap  into  range  of  rewards  with  the  help  of  our  nifty  scheme. 

We’re a tight-knit community. That means we give our residents exclusive access to perks and discounts in a selection of hand-picked local, independent businesses – just for being you.

You’ll get your special Poplin Card as soon as you move in, then you’re ready to go and use it across our local hotspots. Show it off in the four walls of our Neighbourhood Heroes and enjoy instant perks with your purchase.

As well as tasty treats and delicious discounts, you’ll also hear special offers before anyone else, so you can discover the best of MCR’s independents right on your doorstep.

From artisan coffee and candles, to eco-friendly clothing and incredible dining experiences, you can access cheaper memberships, private workshops, bespoke boxes and much much more.

The best bit? You can find all of them within a reasonable distance of Poplin, so good times are never too far away.

Eat, drink, shop, think.

We have a network of friendly Neighbourhood Heroes who come in all shapes and sizes. Think plant-potters, keen bakers and candle-makers. Shops and bars. Indie cafes. Social spaces. Wellness treats and retreats. If you can dream it, our neighbourhood has it – and with our Poplin card, you’ll even get tasty discounts and exclusive access to events. Here’s just a taster of our latest and greatest Heroes:
V1be Fitness
No on-site gym? No problem. Get your sweat on and work it out at Vibe Fitness, based at their V1BE Studio on Blossom Street in Ancoats. Combining intervals and strength training to deliver the most efficient workout in either a 30, 45 or 60 minute class, Vibe’s signature treadmill-based HIIT concept will have you high on those exercise-endorphins in no time. You can even get early access to classes and 15% membership discounts with our Poplin Card.
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Nordic Muse
Nordic Muse is an independent lifestyle store who make every effort to carefully select products based on pure and simple values. Their vision is to deliver a product offer that reflects Nordic simplicity, good craftsmanship, and high-quality design, aligning well with our values here at Poplin. Residents can exclusively enjoy 20% off.
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Yoga Republic
Established in April 2022, Yoga Republic’s spacious studio offers friendly, accessible classes, with 10% off for Poplin residents, that welcome beginners and experienced yogis alike. A great way to reinvigorate the body and calm the mind with neighbours and friends.
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The Lawn Club
In the heart of Spinningfields, find the The Lawn Club. Famous for its indoor-outdoor feel with weekly live music, The Lawn Club offers a delectable food menu and cocktails that cater for all, as well as a kids menu, allowing families to dine together in the city centre. And best of all, Poplin residents get 10% off their bill, Monday – Sunday.
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Emiko Studios
Emiko creates bespoke made-to-order unisex clothing with a super-transparent supply chain for ultimate traceability. Made and designed right here in Manchester, Emiko studios have made a commitment to only use natural biodegradable cloth and materials in the production of their slow fashion. And the best part, they’re giving our residents 15% off each order.
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Dog Shop MCR
Supplying sustainable and health-conscious accessories and products to the city’s dogs (and their owners), The Dog Shop MCR pride themselves on stocking responsibly sourced, premium products and focusing on working with smaller, independent brands. Find them on Tib Street, historically the home of pet shops in the city, and receive 10% off when you show off your Poplin card.
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Lit Candles
Lit candles offer hand poured, luxury, artisan, soy wax candles with eco friendly wrapping to the local community of MCR. They planted their roots in MCR in 2004, where they’ve operated successfully as an independent business ever since – lighting up homes and businesses across the city. It?s even brighter for Poplin residents, who can use their card to score loyalty points and discounts with every purchase.
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The Butcher’s Quarter
A modern Butcher, Cheesemonger & Tasting Room situated on Tib Street, The Butcher’s Quarter prides themselves on using local, independent suppliers with the highest quality of animal husbandry at the heart of everything that they do. Alongside fresh produce, they also stock a large range of deli items, focusing on independent businesses. Enjoy 10% off as a Poplin resident at their store and their local cafe, BQ Bitesize, too.
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Finders Keepers
Manchester’s newest waterside cocktail bar, offering high quality expertly crafted cocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails, wines and local beers, within a stunning via of New Islington Marina and 10% off for Poplin residents (except during happy hour).
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The Green Lab NQ
The Green Lab is a lifestyle destination of the Northern Quarter, housing a salad bar, juice bar and health studio, designed to help you stay healthy, both in-mind and in-body, by making your journey nourishing, sustainable and efficient. Poplin residents can enjoy a 10% discount on 12 classes at the health lab, as well as their unlimited 6-month class memberships.
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Lentils and Lather
Lentils and Lather is an eco-friendly and ethical store, offering 10% off on purchases of £25.00 or more for Poplin residents, that makes it simple and convenient to shop consciously. Allowing you to eliminate pointless plastic from food and everyday household products and manage your impact on the environment. As well as our physical shops, Lentils and Lather have an online ordering platform where you can shop from the comfort of your home and receive your sustainable shopping direct to your door!
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0161 Studios
0161 Studios is dance studio that specializes in Hip hop. With classes and workshops suitable for all ages for beginner to competition level abilities. An exciting, warm, community-led space that welcomes all with open arms, and Poplin residents get 10% off all classes!
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Open Kitchen
Open Kitchen is Manchester’s leading sustainable catering company, bringing ethical and delicious food to the People’s History Museum in Manchester City Centre with their cafe & bar, offering breakfast, lunch and drinks to grab and go, or sit in and enjoy at a 10% discounted rate for Poplin residents (excluding alcohol).
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The Mews
The Mews is a wine and charcuterie bar situated on Deansgate Mews with indoor and outdoor seating, serving carefully hand picked wine, specially crafted cocktails and a crowd pleasing beer selection. And Poplin residents receive 20% off their bill, Wednesday – Saturday and a generous 50% off their bill on Sundays.
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Locally sourced.

Poplin is the perfect place to get together with friends and family, exploring the attractions of Ancoats, New Islington, and New Cross before heading into the Northern Quarter and the city centre. You can even find hidden treasures in the form of our partnered Neighbourhood Heroes, complete with tasty treats and delicious discounts thanks to our Poplin Card.

So let your appetites and social lives run wild. Then come back to Poplin to rest, recharge and recuperate in the comfort of your own personal sanctuary.

Explore Poplin’s Neighbourhood today.

Locally sourced.

Community is woven into our history. Standing on the site of a military coat-marker, Poplin (from cotton poplin) stitches together our city’s proud textile heritage and our hopes for the future. It stands for the warmth and beauty we’ve built into every inch of our residential space, extending to our beginnings right here in New Cross.

By working together for the good of the planet and our local heroes, such as independent businesses and initiatives, we’re planting roots and waiting to see them grow. After all, that’s how a new community comes together – naturally.

The city on your doorstep.

Let’s talk about city centre living. The Northern Quarter lies in one direction, while Ancoats lies in the other, and Victoria Station – and the rest of the UK – is just minutes away. So swing by the cornershop for your Friday favourites and some tea bags. Take a break for a bite at some of the best indie eateries in Ancoats. Enjoy a tipple or two with friends at the latest Northern Quarter hang-out.

Welcome to Poplin: where everything – and everyone – is right at your fingertips.

Hey, Neighbour.

Poplin is all about sociable spaces, indoor and out. Our spacious apartments are part of a brand-new neighbourhood right here in New Cross, bordering the bustling areas of New Islington, Ancoats and the Northern Quarter. From pockets of lush greenery to the best urban spots – boasting some of MCR’s finest independents – know you’re in good company from your doorstep and beyond.

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