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Student Accommodation Proposed for Manchester’s Medical Students

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Plans are being drawn up to convert a grade 2 listed building 2 miles south of Manchester city centre, into accommodation for medical students.

Located on the northern side of Upper Park road, High Elms is within a 15-minute walk to a number of teaching hospitals and healthcare facilities. The proposed development is also located in close proximity to Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University campuses.

The application was put forward by Plymouth Grove Residential Investment Ltd. The development would look to retain the existing features of the listed building, while the adjacent building will be demolished and replaced by a modern student accommodation residence.

The architects behind the scheme, Fletcher-Rae, acknowledged that advancements to Manchester universities' campuses were attracting more students and the proposed High Elms development was in response to increasing demand for accommodation in established student area.

The student accommodation element of the scheme will consist of 115 studio apartments, along with communal lounges, and car and cycle spaces.