Salford Uni plans £30m student campus

By Bridging Loan Directory - has reported that Salford University is planning to build 2,100 new student apartments as part of the wider development of its Peel Park campus.

The university has submitted an outline planning application for the £30m project next to Peel Park which involves the construction of three new tower blocks that will be up to ten storeys high.

The university’s application states that much of its existing stock, although close to the campus, “is no longer attractive to prospective students (and their parents) who are becoming ever more discerning in their choice of accommodation and the type and range of facilities on offer”.

It argues that more modern accommodations with facilities including en-suite bathrooms, wireless internet, card-code access points and upgraded kitchen facilities are needed.

The university’s communications director Chris Larkin, said:

“The proposed new student residences form an important part of our plan to transform our university campus and the role we play in supporting the regeneration of Salford.

“Students, sited at the heart of our campus, will have easier access to modern state of the art teaching and leisure facilities which will be shared with and will benefit the whole of the local community.”

The university has been advised on its application by Turley Associates. The application is set to be heard by Salford City Council’s planning committee on Thursday, with planning officials recommending that the application is approved.

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