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Huge Manchester Development Granted Approval

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Plans to build a £95m block of luxury student accommodation on a prominent Manchester gateway have been approved.

Situated on a one-acre site bound by the Mancunian Way to the south, River Street to the North and Premier Inn to the east, the development has been put forward by Downing.

The project will see the demolition of existing structures on the site and the construction of a building ranging from five to 32-storeys in height. A total of 807 student beds will be split across a mix of studios, clusters and apartments, whilst the building will also come equipped with ground-floor amenity spaces.

George Tyson, projects director at Downing, said: "We're delighted to have secured planning permission for this landmark scheme, which will transform a prominent derelict site - creating an attractive landmark at this key city gateway and complementing the regeneration activity taking place within the Great Jackson street area."

"As a family-owned business, we have a deep-rooted commitment to delivering high quality schemes with excellent facilities that positively impact both the surrounding community and the students who choose to live with us. Manchester is a world-leading location and we look forward to delivering an outstanding development here in the heart of the city."

It's expected the new development will result in a high-quality landmark building, which will transform the vitality and townscape of the local area.