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New Record Student Tower Rises In Manc

Currently rising in Manchester is what will be the tallest student accommodation in the world when finished, marking yet another British holder of the record.

Hodder and Partners 106 metre tall tower at 17 New Wakefield Street will run to 33 floors above ground, and is being developed by Student Castle who are perhaps playing on the idea that a student's bedsit is his castle. In this case the project will have 522 student bedrooms arranged in cluster flats of 2-4 bedrooms, plus studio apartments for those who have enough money to need to share.

The scheme is situated off Great Marlborough Street near Oxford Road train station, a location that is reasonably central in Manchester without actually being prime. As well as being situated almost on top of a transport node, it is only about ten minutes walk from here to the trendy Deansgate area.

The current record holder is Nido in London which rises to 105 metres in height. This in turn beat Leeds' Sky Plaza which held the record for a mere year from 2009 to 2010.

The tower, which is being built by Shepherd Construction, is rising at the rate of approximately one floor a week right now and will be topping out at around the end of 2011.

It's due to open in time for the new academic year beginning September 2012, and once completed will be the fourth tallest building in the city making a substantial dent on its skyline as well as spreading the main cluster of tall buildings a bit further to the south of Manchester city centre.

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17 New Wakefield Street

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17 New Wakefield Street, Manchester
17 New Wakefield Street, Manchester