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.
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.
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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.
Stockport town centre has changed so much recently but this potential addition could be a real game changer. New striking CGIs give a glimpse into the town’s future. They show how Stockport’s planned ‘Metrolink-ready’ transport interchange – and a huge new block of flats – will look.
The council has been pushing for the tram network to be extended into the heart of the town for years. That hasn’t been confirmed, but the town hall and transport bosses are hopeful it will eventually happen.
Business investment into Stockport is at an all-time high, with deals on over one million square foot of commercial space completed during the past 12 months.
Creating 2,060 new jobs and ensuring another 952 stay in Stockport for the future, the news comes as the town continues to undergo an exciting £1 billion transformation that reinforces its position as a leading business location.
The decisions made by companies to seize the opportunities Stockport offers means the future use of one million sq ft of office, retail and industrial space has been secured over the past year.
Companies choosing to invest in Stockport have included Advanced Laser Technology who moved to Reddish from Manchester; Prince’s Street dessert restaurant Creams and LSH Auto who are investing £60 million into a new Mercedes-Benz dealership and regional hub. A number of local companies have also chosen to expand their business here in Stockport including Rowlinson Knitwear, Wheatley Plastics, CDL and O’Neill Patient Solicitors.
At the same time, new developments across Stockport town centre are quickly filling up.
Eight out of Aurora Stockport’s ten units are already let with many of the businesses moving in choosing Stockport for the first time. Since November, The Light Cinema, Zizzi, PizzaExpress, Berretto Lounge and The Gym Group have all opened at Redrock, and are trading ahead of expectations. Redrock is proving so popular that the Light Cinema welcomed their 200,000th guest recently.
Stockport Exchange, the town’s new award-winning business district has also proven to be a phenomenal success. The first office building, One Stockport Exchange was fully let within just six months to Stagecoach and musicMagpie, who were looking for the perfect locations from which to grow their business. The new Holiday Inn Express is also proving exceptionally popular.
Stockport’s strong investment performance has seen the town placed in the top 10 locations nationally for office occupier investment by “CoStar 50”, as well as the fastest growing economy in the north west in the recent UK Powerhouse report.
Work creating a new direct link road bridge across the River Mersey has begun in Stockport town centre.
Linking Swaine Street with Astley Street, just east of Stockport viaduct, the new 38 metre Mersey Bridge will provide a two-way link for buses, taxis, cyclists and pedestrians between the A6 and the planned transport interchange via Heaton Lane, making it easier for passengers to change between different stages of their journeys.
Funded as part of the Greater Manchester Growth Deal programme, the bridge is the first stage of preparatory works for the town centre’s new transport interchange.
Having successfully won the bridge contract last year, construction firm Osborne has now begun work on-site. Over the coming months the contractor will be carrying out ground investigation, excavations and piling of foundations ahead of the bridge’s steel beams being lifted into place and the construction of the bridge itself.
Phase 2 of Stockport Exchange has been voted as the Commercial Development of the year. RICS judges said the buildings have rejuvenated a tired and under-used leisure scheme into an attractive and vibrant new commercial quarter, and brought employment to over 250 people.
Proposals by developer Lane End to convert the Battersby Hat Works in Offerton into 144 homes have been granted planning permission by Stockport Council.
The project on what is currently known as Offerton Industrial Estate includes the demolition of several industrial buildings and the redevelopment of two larger buildings on the site, fronting Hempshaw Lane.
The former hat works will be converted into 45 homes, including 16 apartments, 15 houses, and 13 mews homes, while a feature water tower will also be retained. There will also be 99 new-build homes, with a mix of 48 two-beds, 33 three-beds, and 11-four beds, alongside seven two-bed mews houses.
Working in partnership with housing association Stockport Homes, 55 of the houses will be brought forward for market sale, while 79 will be for shared ownership and 10 will be for affordable rent..