Greystar appoints HG Construction on One Medlock Street PBSA

Design and build contractor HG Construction has been appointed to Greystar's One Medlock Street PBSA scheme in Manchester.

Greystar's One Medlock Street student accommodation scheme. HG Construction has been appointed as the main contractor | PBSA News
Greystar's One Medlock Street student accommodation scheme. HG Construction has been appointed as the main contractor.

Greystar has appointed a leading UK contractor – HG Construction – as the main contractor on One Medlock Street, its Manchester-based purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme.

HG Construction will be internally delivering the concrete frame and piling on the scheme, which is due for completion in 2028.

One Medlock Street will deliver 1,014 high quality student rooms across 37 storeys, with access to amenity space at ground, first, eleventh and thirty-seventh floors to promote the health and wellbeing of the residents. 

The scheme will deliver 13,000 sq ft of resident amenities in total, including a gym, yoga studio, quiet study areas, meeting spaces, screening rooms, shared lounges and games rooms. 

The development will incorporate sustainability features including a green living roof, solar PV panels and sustainable materials. Plans also include an 11-storey public art installation across 30 pre-cast panels. 

Located in the Deansgate regeneration area, One Medlock Street is an 11-minute walk from Manchester Metropolitan University. The scheme is also a 20-minute walk from both the main and north campuses of The University of Manchester – two of the UK’s most populous universities.

“This is an exciting scheme which will make a significant contribution to the transformation of this area and help to meet the high and growing demand for first-class student accommodation in the Manchester area.  With solid expertise in delivering high-quality PBSA projects across the UK, we are delighted to partner with Greystar on this landmark Manchester scheme. We are looking forward to getting to know the local area and to maximising opportunities for local employment and positive community engagement throughout the construction of this project.”

Adam Quinn, CEO, HG Construction

In June Greystar celebrated the structural completion of its PBSA scheme in Wembley with a topping-out ceremony organised by construction partners McAleer & Rushe. The occasion was celebrated alongside senior representatives from Brent Council and the Greater London Authority.

Canvas Wembley includes 770 student beds. Amenities include two lounges, co-working spaces, a café, activity space, library, gym, yoga studio and private dining areas.

Set within the North East Lands development and near the iconic Wembley Stadium, the site is part of a 12-acre district that will deliver 2,347 residential units of varying tenures next to the biodiverse seven-acre Union Park. Wembley Park is now an established neighbourhood, and an increasingly popular environment for students to live.