Kincardine Court Manchester

Unite extends Manchester footprint at Kincardine Court

Charlie Schouten

The student accommodation developer has put forward plans to extend Kincardine Court next to Gartside Gardens in Manchester by adding a six-storey block of 100 beds.

Unite is set to build a mixed four, five, and six-storey block adjoining the existing student accommodation at Kincardine Court, built in the early 2000s.

The three existing blocks on the site also reach up to six storeys, and include 229 en-suite flats in three and four-bed clusters. The additional block will bring the total number of student beds up to 329.

Advised by planner Turley, the application includes a mix of room types; these are split among 11 one-bed studios and a variety of clusters ranging from four to 10 beds. The extension will fill in the gap between two gable ends of the existing buildings, and will be on the same scale. Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson is the architect.

The flats will add to Unite’s development pipeline in the city which also includes a 32-storey tower at New Wakefield Street, currently being built by contractor Bowmer + Kirkland and due to open in 2020. This features 602 student flats.

Its existing student portfolio in Manchester also includes Cavendish Place, Parkway Gate, New Medlock House, and Piccadilly Point.

The professional team also includes Waterman, Curtins, RBA Acoustics, and Miller Goodall.

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