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(covering SK1, SK2 and SK3)

Stockport College’s £24m redevelopment masterplan revealed!

Members of the public will be able to view the proposed masterplan for Stockport College at a special public consultation exhibition.

The £24m project will provide better, more modern teaching facilities for the 2020/21 term.  There are also plans to redevelop surplus parts of the site for other uses.

Visitors will be able to see the plans, as well as speak to members of the project team to find out further information and ask any questions they may have.  They will also have the opportunity to leave comments.

The public consultation will take place between on Wednesday 27 June 2018 at Stockport College reception between 3:30pm – 8pm. The outcome of the consultation will be included in the planning application submission to Stockport Council in due course.

For more information on the redevelopment proposals, please visit: www.stockport.ac.uk/campus-redevelopment

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Absolute Bowie at the Stockport Plaza

David Bowie’s evolving image has mesmerised fans since the early 70’s and for the first time ever Absolute Bowie will take audiences on a trip that presents all his best-loved personas in all their glory. Performed by a world class five-piece band (six with added saxophone), this brand new and unique concert features three sets and more costume changes than any other show. A true extravaganza of the wonder that is Bowie’s work.

All of the Starman’s greatest hits are performed plus the band perform tracks from the albums:

  • David Bowie
  • Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars
  • Heroes
  • Aladdin Sane
  • Hunky Dory and Young Americans through to Heathen
  • Outside
  • Reality
  • Earthling
  • Blackstar

Featuring:

  • the incredible vocals of John O’Neill as David Bowie
  • with Chris Buratti on guitar
  • Fabio Cashio on bass
  • Alex Paollilo on keyboards
  • Alessandro Ricardi on drums
  • and Fiona Asbury on saxophone

Get your tickets here…

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OPEN HOUSE – Saturday 30th June – Call now to book your viewing slot

Coming to the market today, this stunning, two bedroom, fully renovated, end terrace property in Cale Green!

Coming to the market this week with an Open House on Saturday 1st July. A truly stunning two bedroom property on Warren Road in Cale Green

Posted by Julian Wadden Estate and Lettings Agents on Monday, June 18, 2018

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Attention Investors – A Possible Development Opportunity in Stockport Town Centre

This property has just been brought to the market by local commercial agent, Buckley & Co. The property is currently set up as offices over three floors, however, there looks to be potential to convert the first and second floors into residential units, leaving the ground floor as commercial (Subject to any consents).

The lovely looking building conveniently located on High Street, within walking distance of Stockport Town Centre, Redrock, Stockport Exchange, and both Stockport Train and Bus stations.

Follow the link here to the listing on Buckley Commercials website

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Is your rental income protected?

Mitigating risk as a letting agent or landlord is key, but when job cuts are taking place at major companies such as Marks and Spencer, Tesco, House of Fraser, Poundworld and BT the risk of tenant defaults is creeping up.

A recent report suggested that more than 5 million working tenants are at possible risk of not being able to pay their rent if they lost their job.

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Breakdown of age bands

The split of a population by age group has a big effect on the local housing market; the demographic profile affects prices, but more importantly the tenure mix and the rates of sales. The patterns you can see here gives you a good insight into the profile of local residents.

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Stockport Postal Sorting Office set for residential transformation

Stockport’s former sorting office on the corner of Exchange Street and the A6 looks set to be converted into apartments and commercial space after plans were recommended for approval.

Developers Rowlinson and Housing Capital Trust submitted plans to convert the building, which has been vacant since 2010, in January this year.

The plans, designed by architect Pozzoni, include 117 apartments and 12,000 sq ft of commercial, office, or retail space over the first two floors. According to the architect, the commercial space is designed for “modest food and drink facilities, retail space, offices, and flexible workspaces”.

Food and drink space is proposed for the lower ground floor and office space will be on both the lower ground and ground floor levels.

The housing mix includes 91 one-bedroom apartments of around 540 sq ft each, and 26 two-beds of around 800 sq ft. The homes will be available for private rent, and there will be around 19 apartments per floor.

An open atrium is planned from the first floor upwards which will provide amenity space for residents, with walkways leading to each of the apartments.

Rowlinson is due to act as main contractor for the project and has worked alongside Croft as transport planner and Mosaic Town Planning on the scheme.

The conversion has been recommended for approval at a meeting on Thursday, subject to a Section 106 agreement which includes a provision of £136,500 towards the creation of a new community sports hub at St Thomas’ recreation ground, alongside a contribution of around £32,000 towards children’s play areas.

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Change in prices over the last three years

This chart shows how the relative prices of the major house types have varied over recent years. By clustering the columns you can see the interesting patterns developing over time.

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