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Student Castle Propose Huge New Skyscraper in Manchester

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Student Castle have revealed plans to build a huge new luxury student accommodation block in Manchester City Centre.

The 850 studio apartment proposal also factors in plans for an SME incubator, all of which will be housed in one 55-storey, 165-metre tall building on Hulme Street. To make room for the huge development, the proposals also involve the partial deconstruction of an existing multi-storey car park.

In addition to the apartments and 8,000 sq ft of co-working space, there will also be 6,000 sq ft of communal spaces for student use alongside 259 cycle storage spaces.

The proposals are also adjacent to one of Student Castle's previous development.

Should it get the go ahead, the building is slated for completion in 2022. Student Castle Founder Edward Cade has said of the scheme: "The building will become a new Manchester landmark and provide spectacular views over the city."

"The building also presents a significant windfall opportunity to redevelop a portion of an existing multi-storey car park adjacent to Manchester Oxford Road Station into a fully managed purpose-built student residence."