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Manchester's Pending £200 Million Redevelopment

Posted by Ross Jones-Morris in

As the tower at Fallowfield's Owens Park Campus nears demolition, the council will this week assess a £200 million redevelopment plan for the area.

The application will be ruled upon by planners on Thursday. If given the green light it is hoped that the campus will become the 'jewel in the crown' of the cities student accommodation market.

The revamp comes after a recent decline in the fortunes of the area, as a boom in city-centre accommodation in Manchester has lured students north. The halls on the newly developed campus in Fallowfield would however be 'state-of-the-art' and would surround a 'village green' situated at the site of the tower. The two and six storey buildings would also house a multitude of other amenities.

The number of students housed on campus would also increase from 2,176 to 3,209 at capacity.

This expansion isn't without its detractors however, as local residents have raised concerns about the potential for increased crime levels, littering and noise that they perceive students will bring.

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