Staycity has been granted planning permission for a 310-apartment property in Manchester.

The new build aparthotel will be located in the Deansgate area of the city, and will be the group’s fourth property in Manchester.

The 21-storey building will feature 246 studios and 64 one-bedroom apartments, along with gym and laundrette facilities.

Staycity said that “The site lies immediately adjacent to the adopted Great Northern Manchester Central and Castlefield Quay Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) area, which seeks to drive the transformation of an extensive area of the city centre that has been underutilised for a number of years”.

The group already operates a 182-apartment property at Manchester Piccadilly, and has two further aparthotels under development in the city.

One of these will be in Manchester’s Northern Quarter – when we published a round-up of new and forthcoming properties in the city late last year, the 246-key aparthotel was scheduled to open this March. We have asked Staycity for an update on this and will post any response here.

The other property currently under development will be located on St Peter’s Square, and will be branded under the group’s Wilde Aparthotel by Staycity offering.

The first Wilde property opened last year in London’s Covent Garden (for a review click here), with two more properties recently being added in Berlin and Edinburgh.

Staycity opens Wilde Aparthotels in Berlin and Edinburgh

Commenting on the news of the Deansgate aparthotel, Simon Walford, UK director of development at Staycity, said:

“It’s an exciting time for Staycity in Manchester, as we further expand our portfolio and this property will be positioned in a strategic location on one of the city’s most important streets.

“Manchester is a hugely important location for Staycity, with its eclectic blend of business and leisure guests and its vibrant arts and cultural scene.

“Our collaborative, community-focused approach to accommodation is in keeping with what Manchester stands for – we’re proud to be expanding our presence in this great city and look forward to working with the Ask team.”