College View, Cheshire Homes Group, p Counter Context

TODD Architects is leading on design. Credit: via Counter Context

Cheshire Homes Group plans 169-bed Manchester PBSA

Located on the corner of Moss Lane East and Acomb Street near Whitworth Park, the development would be operated by Nido Living.

Cheshire Homes Group has launched a consultation for a 169-bed student accommodation scheme within Manchester’s Oxford Road corridor.

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The developer wants to demolish College View, the three-storey apartment building that currently occupies the site, to make way for the six-storey building.

The proposal has been developed “in response to the sustained demand for student accommodation in Manchester”, according to the developer.

“As Manchester continues to grow as a leading educational hub, the demand for high-quality student accommodation has never been higher,” said Azeem Ali, development director at Cheshire Homes Group.

“Our proposal for College View will help to meet this demand by providing modern, fully equipped studios that cater to the diverse needs of students. With extensive amenities and a focus on sustainability and community, we are confident that this development will offer an exceptional living experience that supports both academic and personal growth.”

TODD Architects is leading on design. Asteer Planning, DEP Landscape Architecture, and project manager Innov8 are also advising CHG on the plans.

Operator Nido Living boasts assets across the UK in cities including Liverpool, Newcastle, and Birmingham. College View would be the firm’s first Manchester scheme.

The consultation on the proposals will be open for three weeks. From Monday 8 July to Sunday 28 July 2024.

There is a precedent for high-density PBSA schemes in the area. Last year, Manchester City Council approved Cityside UK’s plans for a 261-bed development a few streets away.

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Excellent scheme which will improve the locality and street scene. Well done Cheshire Homes.

By Ibrahim

Me thinks @Ibrahim is part of the development team. Whilst PBSA is very much needed, this design does little in way of improving the street scene. It doesn’t take into consideration the elevations of the buildings adjacent. Perhaps the development team should take look at the recent proposal, Victoria Point from 5 plus. by Victoria Baths.

By Andrew

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