Author: Andrew Smirthwaite

Turn the heating down

6 out of 10 people across the UK support the drive to cut emissions to almost zero by 2050, according to a recent poll reported by the Independent. To reach net zero in this timeframe, millions of people will need turn their heating down to 19°C in winter, as one of many lifestyle changes according to the Committee on Climate Change.

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Your Next Family Home – Acre Lane, Cheadle Hulme

Located in the much sought after residential location of Cheadle Hulme, close by to outstanding schools and convenient transport links, this stunning property boasts a double extension to side and a single extension to back. Just a 15 minute walk to Bramhall village and its array of excellent bars and restaurants, this fantastic property makes the perfect family home!

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5 Top Tips For Your Kitchen

Whilst the living room is usually considered ‘the heart of any home’ in most UK households, the kitchen plays a much more central role in day-to-day family life. Follow these simple guidelines to achieve kitchen bliss!

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Stockport Residential Boom Continues at Piccadilly

In the latest residential scheme to come forward in Stockport town centre, plans have been submitted for a mixed-use project on a car park opposite Regal House on Piccadilly.

Working for Alasasyah Developments, architect PHA has put forward the proposals, which feature a mix of one, two, and three bed apartments over 10 storeys.

There are also plans for five retail units at ground floor level fronting Piccadilly. Five of the apartments have been set aside as affordable homes. The blocks will be clad in a mix of red and blue-glazed brick, while the balconies will be glass.

There are also plans for a large roof terrace on the fourth floor along with a smaller terrace at the fifth.

The site, currently used as a surface car park, sits opposite Regal House, a former office which has been converted to apartments by the same developer.

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Cherry Tree House – first prices released!

The first four apartments in this much anticipated development have now been officially released to the market, with the remaining twenty due to follow soon.

Attached here is a link to our e-brochure which includes floorplans, CGI images, square footages, and internal specifications – http://ibrochures.julianwadden.co.uk/books/hwgf/mobile/index.html

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

April is National Home Improvements month. Property owners across the UK have spent almost £8,000 each on home improvements over the last five years, a staggering £48 billion in total, according to new research by the National Association of Estate Agents.

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Mandale House launches to the rental market

I am delighted to announce that we have been instructed to Let 77 stylish new one and two bedroom Town Centre apartments. The apartments have been launched to the market and are expected to be complete within the next two weeks.

Call Theo Perkin and his Lettings team today to discuss in more detail and arrange a viewing – 0161 474 8660

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Stockport set for first co-working space in historic Bank Chambers building

ProFolk will provide seven private offices and 20 co-working desks, along with a large space for meetings and events, Stockport is set to get its first dedicated co-working space in the town’s iconic Grade II listed Bank Chambers.

Hall & Co Property has recently secured planning for the transformation of the building which will include a sensitive restoration. ProFolk will provide seven private offices and 20 co-working desks, along with a large space for meetings and events, plus breakout and relaxation space, a bike store, showers and lockers.

The full article can be found here.

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Stockport Interchange moves to next phase

The mixed-use project has secured unanimous backing from Stockport Council’s planning committee with a number of major contractors expressing an interest in delivering the scheme.

Stockport Council’s proposals for the site feature a 196-home apartment block, a transport interchange covered with a green roof, and two acres of public realm opening up on to the river Mersey, alongside improved connectivity to the town’s railway station.

The plans also factor in a route for the Metrolink’s potential arrival to the town, with one of the visualisations showing tram lines and platforms alongside the viaduct.

The residential block, including 126 two-bed apartments and 70 one-bed apartments, is expected to cost around £39m to build. A joint venture between the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the council will develop the block and will rent the apartments privately for a minimum of five years following its completion. Stockport Council is understood to be procuring the scheme via the Pagabo major construction works framework, covering projects worth more than £50m. The eight contractors on the framework in the North are Galliford Try; Interserve; ISG; Laing O’Rourke; Morgan Sindall; Sir Robert McAlpine; Vinci; and Willmott Dixon. A number of these are understood to have expressed their interest in delivering the scheme.

The council has already secured £41.7m of Growth Fund money to help to deliver the project, and it has already received a grant of £2.6m from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to help support the project’s delivery. BDP is lead designer on the project, providing architecture, landscape design and lighting design. WSP is lead consultant.

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This futuristic cycling bridge will change Stockport’s skyline

This is the first glimpse of the spectacular new walking and cycling bridge that will link Stockport’s train station with its new bus interchange and Mersey Square.

Spanning 100 metres and boasting an impressive futuristic arch, it will provide a striking new landmark close to the town’s historic viaduct.

Full article from the M.E.N can be found here

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