The proposed development will comprise of a building of approximately 35-storeys with ground floor commercial space. The floors will be arranged in 5-10 bed clusters with shared kitchen facilities and some studio flats. The ground floor will include a commercial unit, student amenity space throughout the building and an office facility. Bicycle parking will be provided in the basement area, along with bin storage.
The proposed building has been designed by award winning architect practice Simpson Haugh. Architect Ian Simpson is a leading figure in the regeneration of Manchester City Centre and is responsible for a number of landmark Manchester buildings including the Beetham Tower.
You can find out more about the plans at our public exhibition on Wednesday 21st June.
Unite Students, the UK’s leading manager and developer of student accommodation, is working with award winning architect practice Simpson Haugh on the proposals.
The proposed development will provide much needed student accommodation for Manchester. It will provide many benefits for the local area, supporting leisure, tourism and businesses in the City Centre.
The development will also provide a landmark building in an area of Manchester that is currently undergoing significant regeneration.
The site is located at 1 - 5 New Wakefield Street, to the west of Oxford Road. It is approximately 100m south east of Manchester Oxford Road railway station and close to existing student accommodation.
The site is close to a number of existing businesses and to campuses of both the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.
The site currently comprises of two buildings, the Sound Control nightclub and a building that is currently empty. These buildings will be demolished to make way for the proposed development, should planning permission be granted. The application site is identified on the site location plan below.
A planning application will shortly be submitted to Manchester City Council. Before we submit the application we would like to hear your feedback on our proposals. The consultation has now closed. Thank you for your comments.
Please visit our public exhibition on:
at Meeting Room 3,
Library, St Peter’s Square,
Manchester, M2 5PD
between 3.30pm and 7.30pm
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