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Allen Hall, Manchester

Client:  The Mansion Group

Project:  Student Accommodation

Location:  Allen Hall, Manchester

Allen Hall consists of four existing Manchester University student accommodation buildings, with 3 no. 3-storey buildings having cluster flats and shared sanitary facilities built around Allen Hall, which has staff accommodation, a dining hall, kitchens, student bar, and a chapel.  Located on Wilmslow Road adjacent to the Toast Rack Building, it is ideally located for the University of Manchester Fallowfield Campus.

Self Architects have been appointed to convert three of the buildings to form en-suite bedrooms with shared living/dining/kitchen facilities. A new floor has been created in the roof space, forming an additional 10 no. bedrooms in each building. The ground floor will have 9 no. en-suite rooms and 4 no. studios. The first and second floors will have 9 no. en-suite rooms and 5 no. studios.

The central block (Allen Hall) will be converted to form studios and super studios, giving a total of 52 no. new rooms. A new mezzanine will be installed within the chapel. A new laundry and amenity space will be created in the basement area with access for all blocks.