Student Castle Propose Huge New Skyscraper in Manchester
18th Sep 2018
Plans have been put forward to develop a five-storey block of student accommodation next to the Drake reservoir.
Developer Pillar Land Securities have lodged an application for a 66-bed scheme targeted towards postgraduate international students. The development will also feature a common room, study areas, and a cafe, shop or office.
The site is currently occupied by the private members' club the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes.
The latest application is the third that's been put forward, after previously proposed schemes were withdrawn due to concerns over size.
Commenting on the application, Richard Pillar, managing director of Pillar Land Securities, said: "This high-quality mixed use redevelopment of the RAOB Club will secure a future for its members and patrons with a modern facility for decades to come, and will create over 30 full and part-time jobs once completed.
"We have worked flat out with the RAOB Club committee and members since 2014 to devise a scheme which will provide a fully refurbished club over two floors alongside new commercial space that would be ideal for a new cafe occupier, and a post graduate international centre with 66 bedrooms."
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