Isle of Man-based Bumblebee Developments has secured planning consent on appeal for a new student accommodation development on Chapel Street in Salford.
The plans were originally turned down in September 2011 on grounds that there was no need for student accommodation in Salford. Since then a planning inspector has ruled that there is a demonstrable need for purpose-built student accommodation.
Indigo Planning in Manchester advised the developer on the appeal. Bumblebee Developments was also advised by O'Connell East Architects, Lambert Smith Hampton, and Guest Garsden.
Doug Hann, director of Indigo Planning, said: "This is one of the first regeneration projects to come forward on the Chapel Street corridor and will bring £4m of private investment to the area as well as new jobs.
"The plans respect the adjacent Grade 2*-listed St Philips Church, while creating a high quality addition to the Chapel Street street scene in its own right.
"This development, alongside the recent grant of compulsory purchase for large swathes of land along Chapel Street, will be an important piece in the regeneration jigsaw and help make the area a thriving part of Salford again."
The scheme will provide 4,200 sq ft of new retail space at ground level with 93 student beds on upper storeys comprised of four- and five-bed apartments on a site close to the city centre and its universities.