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Manchester Tower Plans Rejected

A proposed 28-story student housing project was rejected by the Manchester City Council.  Image credit: Building Design
A proposed 28-story student housing project was rejected by the Manchester City Council. Image credit: Building Design
08 June 2021 | Manchester, United Kingdom

Corstorphine & Wright’s proposal to build a 28-story student accommodation tower in Manchester has been refused. The 550-bedroom project for developer Fusion Students would have also included a gym, cinema, karaoke room and study spaces.

The city council cited the visual appeal of the proposed aluminum cladding as part of the problem. The proposed height, scale and massing of the tower were also found to be obtrusive for the surrounding area.

In addition, the council reportedly did not see the need for additional student housing in the city. 

The same planning meeting saw the approval of AHR’s 1,200 home Gasworks New Town project and Sheppard Robson’s redevelopment of the city’s former House of Fraser store into office and retail space.

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