Planning permission and listed building consent has been given to developer Capital & Centric at The Place, near Manchester Piccadilly station and originally built in 1865.

Developed from student accommodation into an aparthotel in 2008, the building was sold after the collapse of the owners Opal Property Group for around £30m earlier this year. 59 more apartments will be added in the conversion, along with residents’ lounge, new office space and a restaurant.

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