Tiger pounces on Ardwick student opportunity
A site off Carmoor Road in the Manchester district is to be redeveloped into a 172-bedroom scheme to meet the “urgent need” for more purpose-built housing in the city for university-goers.
Tiger Developments has lodged an application with Manchester City Council on behalf of its sister company, Host Student Housing, which manages student accommodation in university cities across the UK.
The scheme would see the building currently occupied by Carmoor Road Garage and Ciara’s Tots demolished and replaced with two connecting student blocks.
An earlier iteration of the scheme included land currently occupied by the West Indian Community Centre. This land has now been excluded from the plans following public consultation.
If approved, Tiger’s development would link to the existing student development, Brook Hall, which fronts Upper Brook Street.
The proposals “address the urgent need for more student accommodation in Manchester, with many new students resorting to live in nearby cities to attend university classes this year”, according to the developer.
“The shortage of student accommodation in Manchester has caused disappointment to many new students starting their places at university in recent months,” said Host Student’s managing director John Nesbitt.
“Our proposals are just a stone’s throw away from university campuses and would help to meet the growing need for dedicated student accommodation in Manchester.”
Maddox Planning is the planning consultant and Lechler Hayes Architects is advising on planning matters.