Success in Manchester City Centre

New Wakefield Street

Turley has secured planning permission for a 31 storey student accommodation scheme in Manchester City Centre on behalf of Unite Students. The development will provide nearly 600 student bedrooms on a prominent site on New Wakefield Street within the Oxford Road Corridor.

The scheme will make a significant contribution to realising the City Council’s ambitions for the Oxford Road Corridor as a higher education and knowledge hub. It will revitalise New Wakefield Street as a key node within the Corridor including through opening up the existing ground floor to commercial uses.

Andrew Bickerdike, Director, Planning said:

"The proposal will secure the provision of much needed student accommodation in the heart of the Oxford Road Corridor and will act as a catalyst to the regeneration of New Wakefield Street. We have worked with the City Council over a number of months to deliver a scheme which is befitting of its prominent location and are thrilled with the City Council’s decision to support this major development."

The scheme has been sensitively designed, reflecting its prominent location in the City Centre and close proximity to a number of key historic assets including the Principal Hotel and Whitworth Street.

The application was submitted in July and was accompanied by a full Environmental Statement and with inputs from Turley Planning, Economics, Engagement, Heritage and Sustainability. The scheme was designed by SimpsonHaugh Architects.

New Wakefield Street