University living specialist plans to build another tower with 850 flats.

Standing at 165 meters, the proposed new building will be built on Hulme Street.

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Manchester city centre may be welcoming a new ‘student skyscraper’.

Student Castle, the student accommodation developer has unveiled plans on building a new tower on Hulme Street.

The red brick student tower will stand tall and proud at 165 metres and house 850 studio apartments. It will also provide 6,000 sq ft of communal space for the students living there.

The towers proposal shows a common area located on the top floor, which will become a ‘new Manchester landmark’ according to the developers.

Currently at the site is a multi-storey car park which would be redeveloped to make room for the new block, as shown in the planning documents submitted to Manchester Council.

The new build will place itself next to Student Castle’s existing 37-storey building on Great Marlborough Street if the plans are accepted.

The developers hope that the build will be completed in winter of 2022.

Mr Edward Cade, one of the founders of Student Castle said: “The building will become a new Manchester landmark and provide spectacular views over the city.

“The building also presents a significant windfall opportunity to redevelop a portion of an existing multi-storey car park adjacent to Manchester Oxford Road Station into a fully managed purpose-built student residence.”

Alan McCartney, studio director for Glenn Howells Architects, said: “The design proposes a contemporary interpretation of the contextual red brick buildings present in and around Manchester.

“Its proximity to the local universities, transport hubs and the city core makes the site location ideal for an emerging student development, combined with an ambitious vision to design high quality student living where students would want to live.

“The provision of SME incubation space also offers opportunities for small businesses to have an affordable workspace.”

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