Plans for new Host PBSA in Manchester approved

Host Student Housing Ltd has announced that plans for its new Carmoor Road PBSA scheme have been approved by Manchester City Council.

CGI image of Host's Carmoor Road PBSA scheme entrance, with plans for the development recently approved by Manchester City Council | PBSA News
CGI image of Host's Carmoor Road PBSA scheme entrance, with plans for the development recently approved by Manchester City Council.

Host Student Housing Ltd announces that its plans for Carmoor Road, a new purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme in Manchester has been approved by Manchester City Council.

Developed by Host’s sister company Tiger Developments in consultation with the local community, the 172-bedroom two-block PBSA building will regenerate an under-utilised brownfield site on Carmoor Road in the Ardwick area of Manchester.

The development, which was recently approved by Manchester City Council, will be delivered alongside Brook Hall student accommodation, which will create a PBSA cluster in South Manchester and help address surging demand for such accommodation in one of the UK’s most popular student cities.

Designed by Manchester-based Lechler Hayes Architects (LHA), the new building will be focussed on sustainability and wellbeing, targeting BREAAM Excellent.

“This development will provide much needed, high quality student accommodation in Manchester, which continues to be an increasing popular student destination. We will deliver a safe, secure and well-connected home for students to continue their education, at the same time creating a sustainable hub of local activity that will contribute to the ongoing regeneration of the wider Ardwick area.”

John Nesbitt, Managing Director (MD), Host Student Housing Ltd

Containing 135 cluster bedrooms and 35 studio flats, the Carmoor Road scheme will offer a range of internal and external spaces for students to socialise and study together on site.

68 cycle spaces are available as well as access to a cycle hire scheme.

Situated within walking distance of the Central Manchester Hospital sites and both the University of Manchester and Manchester University campuses, access to the nearby public transport links can be found on the nearby Upper Brook Street and Oxford Road.

Scheduled to open in September 2025, Carmoor Road will become Host’s second student accommodation location in Manchester, joining its existing Cavendish Place halls on Wilmott Street in the city centre.

Earlier in the year, Host introduced their London-based View Studios PBSA scheme with CKC Properties and Curlew Capital.