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Planning permssion granted for new PBSA at Moss Lane, Manchester

Alumno are set to develop a new project on Moss Lane East in Manchester following a successful planning application submitted by Cityside UK. Manchester City Council recently approved the development, which is designed by architects Carson Sall and comprises a newbuild 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, including a proportion of affordable accommodation. Residents will also have access to a hub of amenities including private study booths, collaboration space, lounges, cinema, gym, karaoke zone and a wellbeing room. The location is highly convenient for students, with Moss Lane East, which runs north-south, populated extensively by facilities from both Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester.

Commenting on the new development, Alumno Managing Director David Campbell said: “We are delighted that working with our partners Cityside we have achieved planning consent for our next project in Manchester, which involves the construction of a new block and refurbishment of a listed building. 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%.”

Cityside said “We are excited to help the city deliver much needed PBSA bed spaces and see this come forward with Alumno.”

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