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University Plans Approved for Man Utd “Class of ’92”

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Plans by former Manchester United players to build a student village and university on the site of the former Kellogg's building on Talbot Road were approved and endorsed on Monday by Trafford Council's executive committee.

The development is part of the £170 million Stretford master plan that will see redevelopment of part of Stretford Mall alongside bringing the former Grade II listed Art Deco Essoldo cinema on Chester Road back into use.

The university is to be named The University Academy '92, or UA92 in short, and is backed by former players Nick Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary and Phil Neville and Paul Scholes. The campus will be part of Lancaster University and has a vision to offer sport, media and business courses for up to 6,500 students.

The UA92 website highlights "When you study at UA92, you begin a unique education that combines the academic curiosity, reputation and rigour of Lancaster University with the drive, experience and connections of the Class of 92. This combination makes your degree exceptional".