Student Castle Conquers Manchester Skyline

Back in 2010, Manchester City Council granted planning permission for a 33-storey residential tower in the city centre. The tower has been designed (by Hodder & Partners) and marketed (by Student Castle) specifically for students, as a mix of self-contained contemporary studios, apartments and 2-4 bed (en-suite cluster flats). A year later, the development has come on some way and is expected to be finished ready for the 2012 in-take of students.

Student Castle Manchester

Developer Student Castle and its contractor partner Shepherd Construction are behind the build, a 520 room high rise on New Wakefield Street (already a student hotspot). The 33-storey tower, measuring 109 meters, is expected to cost around £45m and will be among Manchester’s tallest buildings.

Edward Cade, chief executive of Student Castle, said: “As a new, expert developer within the sector we are pleased to have this opportunity to make a positive contribution to the regional economy and higher education sector in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.”

The Student Castle development prides itself on having these features:

  • Well located, minutes walk from the main University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University campuses
  • A choice of new studios and flats, all self-contained with excellent study, storage and chilling space
  • Ultra fast new generation broadband 30mbps
  • Personal contents insurance included in the rent
  • All inclusive utilities (electricity, water, broadband)
  • On-site laundry
  • 24 hour security and on-site management
  • A fantastic student social atmosphere in a large common room complete with flat screen TV, Sky 3D and free WI-FI

Inside student castle

student castle bedroom and studio

When completed, Student Castle will become the third tallest building in Manchester. The order will be:

1. The 554ft Beetham Tower

Beetham Hilton tower

2. The 387ft CIS Tower

Manchester CIS Tower

3. The 357ft Student Castle

Student Castle

4. The 351ft City Tower, Piccadilly

City Tower Manchester

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