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Client Unite Students
Turley office Manchester
Status Complete
LPA Manchester City Council

Delivering the regeneration of the Oxford Road Corridor

Our role

  • Prepared and submitted a planning application and full Environmental Statement for a 32 storey student accommodation scheme in Manchester
    City Centre.
  • The scheme was sensitively designed due to its prominent city centre location and close proximity to a number of key historic assets.


  • Planning permission secured for 600 student bedrooms. The scheme makes a significant contribution to realising the city council’s ambitious plans for the Oxford Road Corridor as a higher education and knowledge hub.
  • The first purpose built student accommodation development to achieve planning permission in Manchester for over seven years due to a longstanding policy of constraint.
  • The scheme helps revitalise New Wakefield Street as a key node within the corridor through opening up the existing ground floor to commercial uses.

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