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Hoard-it supports McLaren Group on student accommodation in Manchester

Hoard-it has delivered 124 l/m of branded hoarding panels to the McLaren Group for a new project in Manchester. The construction site at St. Gabriel’s Lodge, off Oxford Road, will deliver custom-built student accommodation to a space that has been derelict for many years.

The 318 student bedrooms will feature a mix of studio and cluster apartments across refurbished and new buildings. In total, it will provide 104,000 square feet of accommodation, with an additional 5,000 square feet of amenity space. The derelict extension to St. Gabriel’s Lodge would be demolished, as will St. David’s Church Hall, which would make way for a pair of four-storey blocks that will bookend the site. Hoard-it installed the McLaren branded no-dig panels with 4 vehicle gates to the site on Oxford Road.

ESG factors are being taking into consideration during the construction phase and afterwards, by creating attractive landscaped grounds and spaces for outdoor amenities. St Gabriel’s Hall is targeting an EPC A rating, along with a BREEAM Excellent rating. The buildings will be partially powered by air source heat pumps and no gas is being used on site.

Hoard-it supports McLaren Group on student accommodation in Manchester hoard-it

Hoard-it supports McLaren Group on student accommodation in Manchester hoard-it

Woodthorpe Hall and the original St. Gabriel’s Lodge and church are also being retained and redeveloped. The refurbishment of the underutilised heritage buildings on the site will reduce the carbon rating and footprint for this construction project.

“We are seeing a growing demand for purpose-built student accommodation across the UK and we are delighted to be involved with this project. Our hoarding solution for this project was to enhance security and ensure unauthorised access to the site,” said Greg Guppy, Director at Hoard-it. “As a Carbon Neutral business, we are keen to reduce our environmental impact. On this project we delivered no dig panels, which are easy to install and have minimal impact on the local infrastructure.”

The redevelopment is located to the south of the University of Manchester and with excellent transport links and only a ten minute walk to Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal Northern College of Music, it is easy for students to access all higher education institutions and the city centre.