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University of Manchester submits planning application for modern student living on Fallowfield campus

A planning application for new modern, high quality purpose-built student accommodation has been submitted by The University of Manchester.

The proposed redevelopment would help meet the demand for student bedrooms on the University’s popular Fallowfield campus. Located near to the University’s main buildings, the site is well-connected and provides students with a wide range of support services to ensure the best student experience.

The outline planning application submitted to Manchester City Council this week proposes to replace existing older accommodation on site and deliver 3,300 modern bedspaces.

Earlier this year, the University delivered a month-long public consultation for residents, local groups, students and staff to share their feedback on the proposals. Responses were shared via the consultation website and through digital and in-person events held at the University.

You can read more information about the consultation and responses on our website.

Dr Simon Merrywest, Director for Student Experience, University of Manchester said: “A significant amount of hard work, consideration and engagement has taken place ahead of the submission of these plans to Manchester City Council. It reflects our ambitions to deliver modern, high quality living for our students on one of our most popular campuses for new and returning students.

“As the largest academic institution in the city, it is important that we deliver high-quality purpose-built rooms that can match the status and profile of the University reputation nationally and globally.”

If successful in gaining planning consent, the University will work with a delivery partner to bring the plans forward.

In the coming weeks, Manchester City Council will open a statutory public consultation on the submitted application. For more information, please visit the Manchester City Council website.

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