Cityside proposes Manchester student development
Designed by CarsonSall, the developer’s 261-bedroom scheme would be constructed on Moss Lane East near Whitworth Park.
Cityside UK vehicle CS Moss Lane East has lodged an application for the student housing project with Manchester City Council.
The site, which is bound by Moss Lane East, Parkfield Street, and Heald Place, currently compromises two detached buildings and one of them is grade two-listed.
The proposed development would see the non-listed building demolished and replaced with a nine-storey L-shaped building featuring 54 studios and 207 rooms within cluster flats.
The new-build element would be linked to the listed building, which would be retained and converted into amenity space for residents.
Amenities proposed include study rooms and booths, collaboration spaces, lounges, a cinema, a gym, a games room, and a well-being area.
Turley is advising Cityside on planning and heritage, and Russell Bolton Consulting is providing project management services.
Cityside’s scheme, located close to both Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester, has received written support from local Moss Side councillors and the UoM, according to Turley.
“The development will respond to the pressing need for high-quality and well-managed PBSA development in the city,” a Turley spokesperson said.
David Litherland, director at Russell Bolton Consulting, added: “We believe the proposal will meet the increase in demand for excellent student residential accommodation in the area and the team has worked tirelessly to present a quality submission for consideration by MCC.”