Plans for urban regeneration specialist Vita Group’s new PBSA concept, House of Social have been given the green light by Manchester City Council following a committee meeting on Thursday 1 June.

House of Social is the student house re-imagined. Designed for second- and third-year students who have established friendship groups, each ‘House’ is centred around a beautiful open plan kitchen and lounge space, designed to bring housemates together with large ensuite bedrooms on either side. 

Each room has been carefully designed to provide the ultimate student room, including both casual study space and a more formal desk, plenty of storage space and its own en-suite bathroom.  In total, the First Street residence will have 100 houses with 576 student bedrooms split across a mixture of five and six bedrooms houses.

Residents will also benefit from a plethora of amenities including a state-of-the-art gym and co-working space.

On the ground floor, the building will be brought to life with a vibrant food hall which will be open to residents and the general public. Featuring a central bar which will provide a focal point, the food hall will create approximately 400 covers, with five independent kitchens bringing forward some of the city’s most exciting new food concepts.

Max Bielby, Chief Operating Officer for Vita Group said: “Vita Group has a proven track record for creating industry leading student accommodation which raises standards within the sector, our new House of Social concept promises to do just that – re-imagining the student house. Planning approval for our first concept site on First Street marks a major landmark for the business and the sector as we move forward on this exciting new brand.”


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