Glenbrook adds to Merseyway momentum with M&S buy

This article is courtesy of Place North West

The developer has bought the vacant 80,550 sq ft former Marks & Spencer store in the heart of Stockport’s Merseyway with plans now advancing to transform it into offices, leisure, and retail.

After purchasing the building for an undisclosed sum, Glenbrook is now working with architect AEW to overhaul the existing building, with offices planned for the upper floors and retail and leisure on the lower ground and ground.

Glenbrook will now strip out the building ahead of a full redevelopment. The building has been vacant since April 2018 when M&S shut the store as part of its ongoing shop closure programme.

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Stockport Council reveal further plans for Town Centre West

Stockport Council has revealed details of its plans for Town Centre West, a sizable regeneration area which is set to include 3,500 homes, 1m sq ft of employment space and social infrastructure for tenants, delivered as part of the creation of the Mayoral Development Corporation. This consultation into the strategic regeneration framework for the site will open at lunchtime today.

The plans have been developed with Cushman & Wakefield, OPEN and WSP, and sets out the potential for around 3,500 homes of all types and tenures, along with the amenity and social infrastructure needed for existing and future residents. The framework also proposes more than 1m sq ft of mixed employment space, an “urban riverside”, and a series of new and improved public spaces.

The proposals form part of the creation of the first Mayoral Development Corporation in Greater Manchester, according to the council the first in the country to focus on a town centre. Key themes for the plan are community, innovation, and sustainability, as part of the council’s drive to deliver town centre living in Stockport.

The full article can be found here on the Place North West website

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Stockport Interchange Residential Developer search gets underway

Stockport council have announced that they are looking to appoint a residential development partner to help deliver the residential element of its £120m town centre transport interchange.

The development is set to feature 196 apartments in one building overlooking the new public green space.

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Stockport Council release images of their vision for the new Merseyway

Stockport Council would love to hear your views on our proposals to refurbish Adlington Walk – the covered area of Merseyway that links the main mall at Chestergate and the Old Town.

The drop-in consultation events take place on Wednesday 22 May and Friday 24 May from 10am to 4pm in Arden Walk at Merseyway.

If you can’t make the events, you can still view the plans and give feedback here:

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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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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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Travis Brow link road is now partially open

The new link road running from Travis Brown to the A6 is now partially open. The Council, however, have stressed that there may still be temporary disruptions as the finishing touches to the construction works take place.

For the latest on road works, road closures and diversions you can visit

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