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Produce Hall coming on nicely and due to open soon!

Photographs have been released highlighting the significant changes to Stockport’s much anticipated Produce Hall.

Scheduled to open at the end of March 2019, the Produce Hall will offer the people of Stockport a variety of food and drink products in a modern, shared space, environment.

Photograph curtesy of Stop in Stockport who are also offering you and three friends the chance to visit the Produce Hall before its official opening – visit their Facebook page.

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Could this be your next big investment?


Currently on the market with MBRE is this locally listed building. The development has planning in place (Part refurbishment/part new build) to convert to 14 apartments over three floors (9x one bedroom and 5x two bedroom) with three commercial units reserved for the ground floor.

Located in the heart of Stockport town centre fronting the Wellington Bridge/main A6 adjacent to the new £85M proposed bus depot redevelopment – this could be a very shrewd investment.  

See the full listing here…

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Stockport to Benefit from Mayoral Development Corporation

The Mayor is to work with Stockport Council to bring forward a Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC) for the town which will look to unlock development sites and accelerate the speed of transformation within Stockport’s Town Centre. It is the first time MDC powers have been used to regenerate a town centre.

Key to this is Stockport Council’s vision for Town Centre West, an urban village that would adapt the town centre to meet changing demands nationally.

As a walkable neighbourhood in the heart of Stockport, it’s hoped that Town Centre West will become Greater Manchester’s newest, greenest and coolest affordable urban neighbourhood. It will provide a choice of homes and workspace where residents and business will have enviable access to public transport and be amongst the best connected in the region. And as Stockport’s popularity as somewhere to live grows, new homes on brownfield sites across the borough become a priority, with developments like the Former Sorting Office site on the A6 already planned to start on site soon.

This means Stockport has significantly reduced the amount of land they need to release for development in the Green Belt. At the same time the Council wants to bring new homes across all tenures, and all of the supporting amenities, into the town centre, giving more people the chance to come and live in the heart of Stockport.

Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration said: “We need to bring new homes into Stockport for the future, but are doing all we can to protect our borough’s green spaces. The Mayoral Development Corporation will help drive these developments shaping the future of our town. “As these plans for the MDC develop, we’d like residents and businesses to have their say for how it would bring change to our town centre.”

If consultation for the MDC is given the go-ahead by leaders at the meeting on Friday, residents and businesses will be able to have their say on these important documents. An online consultation will also be launched asking for your views on the MDC, as well as writing to all of the businesses in the Town Centre West area.

Greater Manchester’s Plan for Jobs, Homes and the Environment – the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) – has been radically rewritten and the net loss of green belt has been reduced by more than half.

At the same time, leaders are also focusing on: plans for transport links for people to get around the city-region improvements to the environment to clean up our air, and new opportunities for people to access great jobs by attracting the best companies and building our citizens’ skills.

The Mayor said: “In this time of national social and economic uncertainty, and with politics in Westminster paralysed by Brexit, Greater Manchester is taking the initiative and setting out an innovative blueprint to give people, communities and businesses hope and confidence for the future. “When we consulted people on the first spatial framework, the public were clear that we hadn’t got the balance right. We listened, reflected, and can now present a radical re-write as promised. It also lays the foundations for radical reform in other policy areas such as housing, the environment and transport. “Together, we are harnessing the full power of the most advanced devolution deal of any city-region in England for the benefit of our three million residents. And we are putting together the pieces of the jigsaw to reveal the big picture – a Greater Manchester where prosperity, opportunity, health, hope and happiness are widely and fairly shared across all our people and places.”

As demonstrated over Christmas, towns across the country are struggling under an old model as hotspots for shopping and commerce with footfall declining and consumers instead opting to shop online. Greater Manchester’s planned reinvention of these well-developed and well-connected urban spaces ushers in a bold new era for swathes of the city-region.

“The shift towards redeveloping our towns not only breathes new life into them but also relieves pressure to build on the city-region’s green belt,” the Mayor added. “Towns are ideally suited to a bold new future as centres for 21st century living – they are developed urban spaces with local amenities close by as well as existing transport hubs for our buses, trams, trains and roads. “It is a tough time for the high-street, but with Greater Manchester’s bold vision we can make our proud towns a success story once again.”

Transport is at the heart of the city-region’s ongoing success. Greater Manchester’s 2040 Transport Strategy Delivery Plan sets out all the transport improvements to be implemented by 2025, as well as longer-term plans that will in part ensure the success of the GMSF. The transport plan identifies more than 65 projects that will be completed within the next five years, including a £160m new walking and cycling infrastructure across all 10 districts, expanding the city-region’s electric vehicle charging network and the new interchange in Stockport. Greater Manchester’s vision is that by 2040, half of all daily trips in Greater Manchester will be made by public transport, cycling and walking, especially those shorter journeys around local neighbourhoods. This will mean a million more trips each day using sustainable modes of travel. Poor air quality is now the biggest environmental risk to public health facing the UK, and Greater Manchester has been working hard for some time to clean up our air. A coordinated plan to bring levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) within legal limits is currently being developed by all 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester, working closely with GMCA and TfGM.

Andy added: “As we outline the city-region’s new plans for homes and jobs, transport infrastructure, clean air and the environment, I want to highlight Greater Manchester’s commitment to putting people at the heart of everything we do. We are a city-region with a radical spirit in our DNA – we have always delivered industrial innovations whilst never forgetting the people that power that economy. “Greater Manchester’s Plan for Jobs, Homes and the Environment is a plan for the people, set to make Greater Manchester the very best place to grow up, get on and grow old.”

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Hats off to Helen!

Helen Pidd, Editor for the North of England at The Guardian, has been granted permission my The Hatworks Museum, Stockport to put a hat on top of it’s chimney, in celebration of its 20th birthday next year.

Helen is in the process of putting a group together who will bring this idea to life through fundraising and the generosity of the local community.

I can’t wait to see it come to life!

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The ‘Stockport revolution’: The developments that will transform the town in 2019

With so much ongoing and in the pipeline for Stockport, you may find it useful to have a read through this summary article which includes a list of developments expected in 2019.

It is certainly set to be an exciting year in Stockport with it’s landscape due to change dramatically with new developments such as Piccadilly View and the former sorting office

Read the full article from the Manchester Evening News here

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Coming Soon – The Stunning Cherry Tree House Development

A beautiful new development of 24 luxury finished, one and two bedroom apartments. The development is made from the conversion of the beautiful former Cherry Tree Hospital building plus a complete new build section to the rear. It will be finished to a very high standard by local and reputable developer, Urbanize Homes.

The development is due to be complete in June 2019 with prices starting from £150,000.

Call 0161 474 8660 or e-mail me at andrew@julianwadden.co.uk to register your interest.

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Stockport’s Ice Sculpture Trail – Saturday 22nd December!

On Saturday 22nd December 10 Giant Ice Sculptures will create the first ever Stockport Ice Trail. With a live giant being carved out of the biggest ice cube you will have ever seen! Ten giant ice sculptures will form an Ice Trail around the town centre at St Peter’s Square, Mersey Square, Merseyway, Suffragette Square at Redrock, Peel Centre, Market Place, Stockport Exchange, Great Underbank and at Warren Street.Follow the ice trail to see what the letters spell!!With late night shopping and free car parking* you can sure of a warm and icy welcome in Stockport this Christmas.

Find out more at: www.stockportchristmas.co.uk

To register for your free car parking pass visit: www.totallyfreeparking.co.uk Ice Sculpture Trails – Saturday 15th December Live carving of an Angel Rudolph Antlers and nose – photo opportunity Penguin Grinch Polar Bear Elf with toy Gingerbread Man Arctic ExplorerSantaIce Sculpture Trails – Saturday 22nd December Live carving of a Unicorn Ice wings – photo / opportunity Reindeer Olaf Killer Whale Seal Frog Tinkerbell Christmas Tree Knut-cracker

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Plans submitted for new employment regeneration scheme in Stockport

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.”

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Incredible Investment Opportunity for 10-12 apartments achieving a yield of 7.35% in Stockport (SK2)

Hello Investors, I have another amazing investment property for you this week with a yield of 7.35%.  Just amazing!

Its a huge plot over 4,000 sqft with 2 on site car parks.  The property is currently being utilised as 2 large house shares with a total of 16 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.  I believe that out of this development you would be able to achieve 10-12 1 bedroom apartments which would each rent for approx. £600 per calendar month to good tenants (working professionals) if finished to a high standard, with modern kitchens and the inclusion of white goods.   This would bring in a return of £6000 to £7200 per calendar month which is £72,000 to £86,400 per annum.

The property is on the market with MBRE for £1 million and the works would cost around £70,000 to £100,000 which, taking into consideration the rental prices, would achieve you a fantastic yield of 7.35% but also in doing this it would significantly increase the resale value.

For more information on this property or for more information on buy-to-let deals in Stockport, please do not hesitate to give me a call on 0161 474 8668.

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