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Category: community news

Exciting Development Opportunity right in the heart of Stockport Town Centre

Impey & Co Commercial Agents are currently listing a potentially great development opportunity. It is a Grade II listed former bank, and is set right in the heart of Stockport Town Centre, close to the Market Place, Great and Little Underbank’s, and the new Redrock Leisure complex.

There is currently planning in place for residential accomodation to be added to the first, second and third floors. The current planning is for 4x one bedroom apartments and 2x two bedroom apartments, with a commercial unit on the ground floor.

Currently listed at Offers Over £300,000, this is a beautiful building and could be a great buy in a great location.

Find out more and contact the agent here

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Who are your community heroes

Whether it is a local band like Blossoms who are promoting a positive image of Stockport around the world or whether it is a person who tirelessly raises money for charity, Stockport Council would like to say thank you to Stockport’s special citizens.

If you know someone that deserves an award, nominate them here

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Stockport’s historic White Lion Pub to be transformed in to mixed-use residential and leisure development

Laurus Homes, in partnership with Stockport Council, are set to transform Stockport’s oldest pub, the White Lion on the Underbank, in to a mixed-use residential and leisure development. The £2.4m scheme, once complete, will consist of 11 apartments (seven 1x bedroom, three 2x bedroom, and one 2x bedroom duplex apartment) plus a restaurant premises to the ground floor.

Read full details and comments from Councillor Kate Butler here 

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Winter Snow Garden at Merseyway Shopping Centre

Merseyway Shopping Centre have created a winter snow garden for the family to enjoy!

Brimming with fluffy artificial snow, children aged 9 and under can dress up a pair of frosty snowmen, throw soft playable snowballs and write a letter to Santa, all for free. Little ones can also make ‘Santa Stop Here’ signs every Thursday in free craft workshops. It has been running since the 4th December and will stay open until Saturday 23rd December. Opening hours are 11:00am to 4:00pm from Monday to Saturday and 11:00am to 3:00pm on Sundays.

There are still a couple of days left to get down there and have a look for yourself, find out all the details here

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Aurora Business Park is already 75% Let ahead of completion

Aurora Business Park, which is part of a £1 Billion investment programme currently underway in Stockport Town Centre, have announced that they are currently 75% let ahead of their upcoming completion. Baumüller and Aeroco have both signed up to make the new industrial park their home, with a further large announcement to be made soon.

Read full details here…

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Redrock Stockport Opens today

Redrock in Stockport is officially open today, so we popped down to take a look, watch the video below for more details about the development and the impact it will have on the local property market



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Breaking – Stamp Duty permanently abolished for first-time buyers up to £300,000

If you haven’t already heard, first time buyers will NOT pay stamp duty up to £300,000 with immediate affect. We are still waiting on clarification if this applies to people who have already exchanged. This could save some first time buyers up to £5,000, which will certainly help people moving onto the property ladder.

As this will now bring more first time buyers out of the wood work it will increase demand at the lower end of the market place. The ripple effect of this will see demand for people to move up the property ladder, so larger family homes will also see the benefit.

This is great news to our local market and the UK property market as a whole, which is much needed due to the constant negative news stories surrounding the property market recently and Brexit causing uncertainty.

The other good news is funding for new builds will be supplemented by £44bn which should fuel a very positive housing market in 2018 and going forward.

If you would like any advice on how this may effect you directly please do not hesitate to contact me personally

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Steve Pilling named as successful applicant in Produce Hall selection process

Stockport Council have announced that successful restaurateur, Steve Pilling, has been selected as the preferred tenant for the Produce Hall and 28/29 Market Place. Steve carries with him over 30 years culinary experience, having been the creator of popular restaurants; Damson, La Cantina, Roost, Sam’s Chop House, and the new Moor Top.

Read the full article from the Stockport Council’s website here


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Fair Trade Christmas Fair at Stockport Guild Hall

This Saturday, the 25th November, Stockport Guild Hall are hosting a Christmas Fair from 10.30am to 15.30pm. The Fair includes over 20 Fair Trade stalls with original gifts and foods from around the developing world, plus a choir, raffle, childrens activities and refreshments. Parking is free and there is a small entrance fee of 50p.


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