Works to Stockport’s former Marks & Spencer building has now begun.

Work has started on the former Stockport Marks and Spencer building at Merseyway Shopping Centre, following the appointment of Austin Wilkinson Demolition (AWD), developers Glenbrook have confirmed.

The AWD team is now on site clearing and preparing the building for the main works programme to be completed in 2020. Glenbrook is working alongside a design team including AEW Architects and Knutsford-based interior design studio, Incognito.

The developers plan to transform the site into a mixed-use space, with office, leisure and retail offerings under a new brand to be launched early 2020.

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Stockport hosts a Twilight Walk for cancer research

Woodbank Park and Vernon Park will host a steady 3km Twilight Walk on Friday 7th February, starting at sun set.

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/get-involved/find-an-event/stockport-twilight-walk-2020

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Major plans hailed as ‘next big step’ towards Stockport’s £120m transport interchange

Plans for a new town centre bus lane and upgrades to a key junction have been hailed as the next ‘big step’ towards work starting on Stockport’s £120m transport interchange.

Under the proposals Heaton Lane would become a camera-enforced ‘busway’ with all other vehicles – bar bicycles and taxis – banned from travelling in either direction.

Also in the pipeline are a series of improvements to the A6/Heaton Lane junction, making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

The move would enable Heaton Lane Car Park to operate as a stop-gap bus station while work is completed on the new interchange at the current site

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/major-plans-hailed-next-big-17508722.

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK – at the Plaza

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum a GIANT of a sensational family pantomime comes to The Plaza from Friday 29th November 2019 until Sunday 5th January 202

0 with a larger than life sensational production for the entire family to enjoy starring the sensational TED ROBBINS alongside CHERYL FERGISON !…oh yes it does!

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investment opportunity with great potential

Attention Investors, if you’re searching for a buy to flip/buy to let investment in Stockport, then this two bedroom mid mews in Reddish, SK5, Offers great potential!

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House Prices Increase by 1.3%

Data released by The Office for National Statistics states that house prices in the UK have, on average, increased by 1.3%; a strong position considering the political uncertainty sweeping the UK in 2019. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland saw an average of 3% with England averaging at 1%, with a quick comparison to last year showing an average price rise of £3,000.

Region, Region, Region
Regionally, the strongest locations continue to be across North of England with a predicted rise amongst the South of the country over the next few years. London is still slightly behind in terms of price growth but is predicted to catch up over the coming years.

The effects of Brexit
As the year ends, it is fair to conclude that Brexit has influenced the growth of house prices, even with this noted increase. August and September saw the same growth figures reducing further, but October saw those figures start to creep up slightly again with a 0.3% rise. This positive result and the outlook for the future of UK property seems to have been supported by current levels of employment and low borrowing costs for buyers. This appears to have offset the reduced confidence in the property market and should reinforce trust for the New Year.

New Homes surge
New build houses are rising at an accelerating rate compared to the existing housing stock. This can be down to them having better features and more amenities. The current property shortfall also contributes to this with newly built homes being in high demand resulting in a higher asking price. This trend currently leaves the average price of a new build property at £316,789, with existing homes currently sitting at £245,173 according to data provided by Zoopla.

Interestingly, homes located in leave voting areas have seen an average of 9.97% overall growth since 2016, with remain voting areas growing on average of 8.13%. However, this should be viewed as a coincidence instead of a direct correlation as many other local factors contribute to this. The position of both leave and remain areas shows another positive result for price growth over these last few uncertain years.

Election season

Even with the General Election the market’s continued success is some good news to hold onto over the festive season. Christmas time is usually associated with a slight slowdown in the buying and selling process, but this year sees the market slowly aligning to others as a busy period. More valuations and home improvements from sellers shows that people are choosing to use their time at Christmas to take hold of a great opportunity and get their house on the market. It’s a solid place on the Good List this Christmas for the property sector this year!

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New Year New Home

There is often speculation as to when is the best time to sell your home. Sellers often wait for certain times in the year that may be construed to be better than others. If you feel like you are ready to sell, you should seek a valuation and consider whether it is the right time for you, as it may well be right now.

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Tips to Sell your Home this Christmas

There are some things that the British public simply cannot believe at this time of year; how cold it is, how dark it is and, above all, that it’s nearly Christmas. Nevertheless, Christmas is indeed upon us and if you are selling your home, or thinking of selling your home, you may be under the impression that it’s not the optimum time to bag a sale. Our top tips to sell your home at Christmas will show you that not only is it possible to sell your home during the festive season, it is a doddle.

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immaculate investment opportunity in sk3

Mitchell Williams Estate Agents have added this two bedroomed, end of terrace property to the market three days ago with a guide price of £150,000. Located in Edegeley, SK3 this will be a very popular property with prospective tenants as it has easy reach to Stockport Train Station making it ideal for commuters.

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