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Manchester student block approved

14 Aug 23 Purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) specialist Alumno has secured planning permission for a nine-storey development on Moss Lane East in Manchester.

CGI of the scheme on Manchester's Moss Lane East
CGI of the scheme on Manchester's Moss Lane East

The development, designed by architect Carson Sall, comprises a new-build nine-storey block along with the refurbishment of an adjacent listed Georgian villa overlooking Whitworth Park.

The scheme will house 261 students in a mix of cluster en-suite rooms and self-sufficient studios. Shared amenities will include study booths, lounges, cinema, gym, karaoke zone and a ‘wellbeing’ room.

Alumno managing director David Campbell said: “We are looking forward to commencing work on the site later this year. This will be our second project in the city in quick succession following the successful delivery of Church Inn in 2022, and it will further help relieve pressure on local housing in a city chronically underserved by PBSA by 65%.”

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