PJD Properties have submitted a planning application for 5 light industrial B1/B8 (trade counter) units totalling just under 13,000 sq ft on a 1.26 acre site located on the edge of Stockport town centre. The 1.26 acre site is located at the corner of Chestergate and King Street West. The site, which was acquired in the 1970’s, and previously housed Chestergate Mill until its demolition in 2009, is currently used for car sales, with a children’s play centre occupying a warehouse at the front of the site. Plans submitted allow for five units, ranging in size from 1,880 sq ft to 4,000 sq ft, with up to 59 car parking spaces. A sensitive design and landscape solution has evolved out of Pozzoni Architects and Square Yard working closely with Steven Levrant Heritage Architecture; a team led by J10 Planning, with agency advice provided by Avison Young. Mentor House, which fronts King Street West opposite Weir Mill in a corner of the site will be retained due to its protected “locally listed” status but does offer another opportunity. Mark Davies, Director at PJD Property, said: “The site has changed considerably over the last five decades and whilst we have considered many alternative uses none of these have been found to be viable. I believe that the proposals will secure its redevelopment for a sustainable employment generating use. It’s in a great location, minutes away from Stockport town centre, the rail station with direct access to the M60 and the A6. “I am confident there will be a lot of interest in the units and I am prepared to speculatively develop the site given the demand for this scale of unit and location.”