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Old July 7th, 2010, 11:58 AM   #21
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Not the right thread, but it'll have to do.

Does anyone know what's happening on the site which was earmarked for IKEA, next to the Portwood roundabout?
Ha HA Ha HA Ha

You just reminded me of the reason IKEA was turned down. Bus access.

Yes folks, John Prescott said that IKEA shoppers arrive by BUS and need to take their flat packed wardrobes back on the 192 to the Grove,

Just a week after the 100m student block gets turned down because they want more cars on Oxford Road and bus access for a heavy lifting operation alongside the M60

Sighs.

We need some civil unrest over these two issues.

It is not even remotely funny.

It is so, so, so stupid as to make you wonder how we all owe each other £40,000 as a national average, excluding our mortgages....OH hang on WE DO!

Shut my eyes and dream of home, home, home, home....pesky Kansas tornado.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #22
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Does anyone know what's happening on the site which was earmarked for IKEA, next to the Portwood roundabout? Tons going on. Lot's of very heavy machinery onsite. Cabins and hoardings everywhere. Looks like it's a pretty big job. Can't find anything on the Stockport planning portal as it's a pile of crap.
You didn't look hard enough...

DC/040181

Redevelopment of former employment site to provide 33 x B2/B8 industrial warehousing units, 16 x B2/B8 trade counter units, a B8 self storage unit, a builders merchant unit and a car dealership with servicing facility, roads, landscaping, lighting and other associated infrastructure

http://planning.stockport.gov.uk/Pla...ystemkey=33025

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Old July 8th, 2010, 01:09 PM   #23
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Old August 1st, 2010, 11:02 PM   #24
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No general Stockport thread, so this will do.

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BSkyB said it has so far recruited 100 staff for its new call centre in Stockport serving TV, broadband and home phone customers. A further 400 roles will become available over the next few months.

The building in St Peter's Square, near the town's bus and rail stations, was constructed and fitted out by BAM Properties and Overburys respectively.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 11:37 AM   #25
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Erm Heard Stockport MBC leader Clr Dave Goddard getting giddy on BBC Manchester about the prospect of those Sky jobs and a new Primark opening in Stockport.

That this thread has nt even got to the second page (by my efforts now,) since Gerbil opened it in 2007 says plenty.

Stockport joins Bolton in being a faded glory of a town centre. A bit more than a cheap clothes shop needs to happen for the Merseyside town.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 12:51 PM   #26
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Stockport was killed by Handforth Dean and Cheadle Royal taking all the wealthy punters from the precint. The Trafford Centre was the last nail in the wooden box.

It needs to raise the bar dramatically and offer a more cafe experience centre?
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 03:00 PM   #27
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I drove past this yesterday. That part of Stockport really is horrid and in need of somehthing like this.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 11:28 PM   #28
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Stockport has always been the local (and there is lots of really good pubs in the burbs of Stockport) or town as in Manchester for most revellers (to use a word only used by lazy journalist and sarky public servants cum artiste.)

The town centre (The Stockport one) has a repudiation of a single jazz pub and being invaded by the legions of Wytho and Bridge Hall, Whether that is true or not, I dont know.

I think, if Stockport was 100 kms from Manchester it would be a great place to socialise, but its just 10 from Manchester and feels like it.

Nevertheless I like the idea Fly. One to suggest to Clr Giddy Goddard.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 12:10 AM   #29
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The Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund (GMPVF) has bought a former Royal Mail sorting office in Stockport for an undisclosed amount.


GMPFV, part of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, is planning to develop a hotel and office scheme on the site which is on Wellington Street in Stockport town centre.

The sorting office, bought from the Royal Mail Group, is next to Stockport mainline rail station.

Councillor Dave Goddard, leader of Stockport Council, said: “We have been working hard to attract new office developments to the borough, following a study last year which highlighted Stockport’s huge potential in this area.

“We are now seeing some major progress, including this new development from Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund, as well as St Peter’s Square also on the A6, which has attracted BSkyB to bring 500 new jobs to Stockport.”

Aoife McEvoy of GVA Grimley, fund manager to GMPVF, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for the GMPVF to invest in the continued regeneration of Stockport town centre, bringing forward an exciting new mixed use scheme and raising the bar for Stockport by improving the offer in terms of high quality hotel and office accommodation”.

GMPVF has £200m to spend on development opportunities in the North West and recently bought a 12.5-acre development site along Calver Road, Warrington and a 0.3-acre site in Liverpool City Centre.

GVA Grimley acted for GMPVF and DTZ acted for Royal Mail.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 12:16 AM   #30
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The Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund has acquired the former Royal Mail sorting office on Wellington Road South from the Royal Mail Group to make way for a hotel and office development.

The former sorting office occupies a prominent position along the A6 adjacent to Stockport mainline railway station. The existing buildings will be demolished to make way for the development. The acquisition includes a 0.22-acre surface car park along Wellington Street.

Aoife McEvoy of GVA Grimley, fund manager to GMPVF, commented: "This is an excellent opportunity for the GMPVF to invest in the continued regeneration of Stockport town centre, bringing forward an exciting new mixed use scheme and raising the bar for Stockport by improving the offer in terms of high quality hotel and office accommodation."

Cllr Kieran Quinn, chairman of Greater Manchester Pension Fund, which contains the property fund, added: "The Fund is looking forward to working with Stockport on making this development a success that satisfies GMPVF's twin aims of generating commercial returns and helping economic regeneration."

Cllr Dave Goddard, leader of Stockport Council, added: "We have been working hard to attract new office developments to the borough, following a study last year which highlighted Stockport's huge potential in this area. We are now seeing some major progress, including this new development from Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund, as well as BAM's St Peter's Square also on the A6, which has attracted BSkyB to bring 500 new jobs to Stockport."

The GMPVF has a financial allocation of £200m to acquire development opportunities throughout the North West. It is actively seeking development opportunities to take advantage of its position in the current market. The acquisition of this development opportunity is in addition to a number of other recent purchases, including a 12.5-acre development site along Calver Road, Warrington and a 0.3-acre site in Liverpool city centre. The GMPVF also recently announced the sale of Kings Point to Oldham Sixth Form College.

DTZ acted for the Royal Mail Group in the disposal, whilst the GMPVF was represented by GVA Grimley.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 10:42 AM   #31
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That's news..sometime use that depot for late postings...where is the new depot located then!!

Flippin eck.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 11:34 AM   #32
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Coming down the A6 from Hazel Grove direction, the sense of arrival is starting to ramp up - The Town Hall (obviously, but now with its extension), the enhanced sixth form college, the BAM development (which wouldn't look out of place in Manchester), and now the sorting office.

These last two office developments are just across the road from each other. Could be the start of a high quality cluster. We can but hope.

Having said that the impression you get of Stockport from the M60 is bobbins. Hope the business park on the old Ikea site is up to scratch.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 04:45 PM   #33
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bloomin viaduct needs a "de-vegetation" again - hasn't lasted long since the last cleanup

in fact when they do do it, tell them to chop down the 'trees' between the Platform 2 and 3 tracks at the station too - its embarrassing!
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Old September 16th, 2010, 04:32 PM   #34
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Stockport Council's executive has agreed a deal with Sainsbury's over redevelopment of the Knightsbridge site on Great Portwood Street in the town centre.

Sainsbury's was appointed as development partner for the five-acre site in January 2008 and has spent the past two years working up a development agreement.

Cllr Kevin Hogg, executive member for regeneration at Stockport Council, said: "The deal with Sainsbury's is further demonstration of Stockport bucking the trend and continuing to attract investment during even the toughest of times.

"The next step is to consider Sainsbury's detailed proposals for the site, and consult with local residents and businesses. We are committed to working closely with Sainsbury's to drive this development forward."

Paul Miller, Sainsbury's development surveyor, said: "We are pleased that the council's executive has approved the Knightsbridge development agreement. Sainsbury's has worked closely with Stockport Council to draft a set of proposals which we believe will help to regenerate the area, creating new jobs and investment.

"The current Sainsbury's store is very popular but we would like to provide customers with a new, more modern supermarket on the Knightsbridge site.

"We look forward to consulting with the local community over the coming months to find out their views on our proposals before we submit a planning application."

Stockport Council is advised by Cushman & Wakefield.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 02:53 PM   #35
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Not the right thread, but it'll have to do.

Does anyone know what's happening on the site which was earmarked for IKEA, next to the Portwood roundabout? Tons going on. Lot's of very heavy machinery onsite. Cabins and hoardings everywhere. Looks like it's a pretty big job. Can't find anything on the Stockport planning portal as it's a pile of crap.
Website is now up for S:Park Stockport

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Two tennants have now been confirmed for S:Park Stockport, they are Big Yellow Self Storage Comapny and Infiniti

http://www.bigyellow.co.uk/newstores

http://www.infiniti.co.uk/shopping_t...erlocator.html









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Old December 28th, 2010, 07:52 PM   #36
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And the much celebrated (coughs) Stockport to Woodley tram-train will travel under the M60 at junction 27 and around the back of the Bright.
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Sainsbury's heads for central Stockport

11th January 2011

By Mike Fahy - Assistant Editor



SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury's has signed a development agreement with Stockport Council which could lead to the regeneration of the Knightsbridge site in Stockport's town centre.

The site is opposite the Peel Centre on Great Portwood Street and close to the huge Tesco Extra store which opened in the town six years ago. Sasinsbury's plans to submit an application for a 68,000 sq ft superstore on the site within the next few weeks. It held a public exhibition in Mersey Square this weekend to consult with local residents and busineses about its plans.

Stockport Council said that the site had been a prime development opportunity for a number of years.

“This is yet another major step forward in the regeneration of Stockport town centre," said Cllr Kevin Hogg, Stockport Council's executive nember for regeneration.

“This investment demonstrates Stockport’s appeal as a location and the growing confidence in our borough. We are continuing to attract investment and are bucking the trend during tough economic times.”

Paul Miller, regional development surveyor at Sainsbury’s, said: “We’re delighted to have signed the development agreement with Stockport Council and will continue to work closely with them on a set of proposals which will bring jobs and investment to Stockport town centre.

“We were delighted with the public response for the proposals at the exhibition, which was overwhelmingly positive. This is very much the start of the process and we look forward to receiving more feedback on the proposals from the local community throughout the consultation process.”

Stockport Council is being advised by Cushman & Wakefield.
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Old January 11th, 2011, 10:13 PM   #38
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I like the tactical gap between new store and m60 to squeeze a never-to-come metrolink extension
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I like the tactical gap between new store and m60 to squeeze a never-to-come metrolink extension
As well as the complete car-based layout plan. Anyone would think Stockport had a network of free-flowing dual-carriageway 70mph roads to whisk them in. Just how much traffic can the M60 and Portwood Roundabout handle?
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Old January 13th, 2011, 01:09 AM   #40
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hi guys

what are asda going to do when sainsburys have a shiny new store right next door to them and tesco in another shiny store across the m60 ?
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