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Category: STOCKPORT TOWN PLAN

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Stockport Remembers 1918 – 2018

November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War I and there’ll be a number of events across the borough to commemorate the centenary.

The major public event will be on Remembrance Sunday (11 November), starting with the Act of Remembrance in the morning, followed by the Service of Remembrance in the evening alongside a ‘Stockport Parade of Light’ and the ‘Lighting of the Beacon’.

Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery will play a significant role in the commemorations. The exterior façade of the Art Gallery will be illuminated with a poppy projection; there will be new exhibitions in the galleries and a community art project where people can get involved.

Further information can be found here…

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Residential conversion planned for Stockports Wellesley House

It has been reported in Place, North West that Wellesley House is set to be converted in to residential accommodation.

Wellesley House, a prominent 46,000 sq ft office block in Stockport town centre, could be converted into 77 apartments under plans put forward by developer Mandale Homes.

The seven-storey office block fronts the A6 and sits around 500m from the Merseyway shopping centre, and is also near Junction 1 of the M60.

Former tenants include a Job Centre on the ground floor, and the Department for Work & Pensions, but the building is now largely empty. Space on the seventh floor was previously marketed by consultancy Hallams.

Mandale Homes is proposing to convert the building into a mix of 51 one-bed flats and 26 two-beds. Existing access from both Laurel Street and the A6 will be retained, as will the building’s existing 83 car parking spaces, and cycle parking will be added. The professional team includes TPS as transport consultant. The developer, Mandale, is based in Stockton-on-Tees.

Office-to-residential projects have become increasing prevalent in Greater Manchester in the last 12 months, particularly around Old Trafford where a number of lower-grade office buildings are being converted into apartments or student accommodation.

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Stockport College outlines plan for campus overhaul

A planning application has been submitted for a £24m overhaul of Stockport College’s campus on the A6, with a team including contractor Wates, planner Indigo, and architect Project3 aiming to complete the development by December 2020.

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Giant Leap Forward for Stockport Frogs

A unique Art Trail featuring 30 giant Stockport frogsis being billed as a giant ‘leap’ forward for Stockport and will be hopping in to the town centre next June.

Read more here on the Totally Stockport website

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Porsche car dealership planned for Stockport

Car dealer Pendragon Group has outlined proposals to build a 34,500 sq ft Porsche dealership and preparation facility on a plot of land off Marsland Steet, alongside the M60 and the town’s Tesco Extra.

Designed by architect Unwin Jones Partnership, the development is split over two sites: the larger site directly alongside the M60 will feature a sales area and dealership, which will be supported by a vehicle preparation facility in a separate building, opposite Tesco and bordered by the River Tame.

Both sites are currently vacant.

The main showroom, split over two levels and measuring around 26,500 sq ft, will feature a workshop, customer areas, a reception and admin office, along with around 40 car parking spaces for customers.

The smaller preparation facility of 8,000 sq ft includes vehicles servicing and repair bays as well as a compound with room for around 240 vehicles. Access to both will be via Marsland Street, via Great Portwood Street. Zerum is planner for the scheme.

If approved, the dealership will be the second major development of its type to be brought forward in Stockport, following a £60m Mercedes-Benz showroom which is being built alongside the M60 on the approach into the town centre.

Elsewhere in the North West, a 43,000 sq ft Porsche centre is also set to open in Preston next year. This is currently being built by Warden Construction.

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A beautiful New Instruction on Hawthorn Avenue in Hazel Grove

A stunning four bedroom detached family home on on the Hampton Wood Estate in Hazel Grove. Coming to the market this afternoon! Register your interest now on 01614748660

Posted by Julian Wadden Estate and Lettings Agents on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Wates wins £16m Stockport college revamp

Wates Construction has been appointed to carry out a £16m overhaul of Stockport College’s Wellington Road Campus.

The newly formed Trafford College Group is behind the plan to create a new campus experience.

Work includes the creation of a new courtyard, improved pedestrian routes and campus access, a new visitor entrance, the modernisation of existing buildings and the construction of a new Business Centre.

The redevelopment forms part of the merging of Stockport College and Trafford College, which will see both colleges retain their existing names and campus sites while growing their role as a hub for learning in their local community.

Designed by Project 3 Architects, the regenerated campus will include a striking colonnade fronting the reception and performing arts building to create a feature entrance.

A two-storey glazed ‘street’ will provide a light and airy walkway and relaxation area connecting the reception to the art workshops.

Wates secured the project through the North West Construction Hub.

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First images of Stockport Produce Hall revealed as work begins on food hall transformation

CGI images of the plans for Stockport Produce Hall have been released, showing a big transformation is on the cards.

The site, along with Blackshaws Cafe, was secured by restaurateur Steve Pilling late last year after a contentious bidding war between Pilling and the people behind Foodie Friday.

The Grade II listed Produce Hall in Stockport Market Place is going to be transformed into a food hall with seating for up to 150 people, inspired by Mackie Mayor and Altrincham Market….

Read the full article here…

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