Alumno secures planning for PBSA on Moss Lane East

Alumno secures planning permission for a new purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme on Moss Lane East, Manchester.  

Student accommodation scheme on Moss Lane East, Manchester. Alumno has secured planning to deliver the new scheme | PBSA News
Student accommodation scheme on Moss Lane East, Manchester. Alumno has secured planning to deliver the new scheme.

A new PBSA scheme is set to be delivered by Alumno following planning approval by Manchester City Council. Submitted by Cityside UK, the approved development on Moss Lane East in Manchester was designed by architects Carson Sall.  

“We are excited to help the city deliver much needed PBSA bed spaces and see this come forward with Alumno,”

Daniel Cohen, Director, Cityside.  

The new scheme comprises a new build, nine-storey block along with the refurbishment of an adjacent listed Georgian Villa overlooking Whitworth Park. Housing 261 students, the scheme will deliver a mix of cluster en-suite rooms and self-sufficient studios, including a proportion of affordable accommodation.  

Manchester's Moss Lane East PBSA scheme | PBSA News
Manchester’s Moss Lane East PBSA scheme.

Amenities include private study booths, collaboration space, lounges, a cinema, gym, karaoke zone and wellbeing room.   The scheme’s location is highly convenient for students, with Moss Lane East, which runs north-south, populated extensively by facilities from both Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester. 

“We are delighted that, working with our partners Cityside, planning consent was granted for our next project in Manchester, which involves the construction of a new block and refurbishment of a listed building.

“We are looking forward to commencing work on the site later this year. This will be our second project in the city in quick succession following the successful delivery of Church Inn in 2022, and it will further help relieve pressure on local housing in a city chronically underserved by PBSA by 65%.”

David Campbell, Managing Director, Alumno
Moss Lane East PBSA scheme | PBSA News
Moss Lane East PBSA scheme.

Established in 2006, Alumno partners with universities, colleges and other stakeholders to provide high quality living space for over 7,000 students to date across the UK, including in London, Birmingham, Norwich, Glasgow, Durham and St Andrews.

The company delivers distinct and sensitive designs, carefully engaging with local residents to integrate its developments for the benefit of the existing community. Its schemes introduce a mix of other uses alongside student accommodation.