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Old June 8th, 2012, 11:08 AM   #141
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Stockport is a decent little town if you think about it, yes there are many problems, buts they are nothing extra money couldnt fix over time.

It is crying out for some major re-imaging.
Something like "Come to Stockport, youd be as mad as a hatter not too!" featuring lovely images of the Stockport skyline (including the Viaduct and the Pyramid).

There is potential.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 02:17 PM   #142
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This weeks Stockport Express front page news - Sainsbury's new Knightsbridge store has been canned.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 09:29 PM   #143
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Stumbled on this forum while searching for things about developments in Stockport. Latest news is that Joe Barratt has now accused the council of betraying the Portas Pilot principles.

Joe's blog in the Stockport Express:
http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1585140_teenager-joe-barratt-slams-stockports-mary-portas-pilot-betrayal
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Old August 4th, 2012, 06:04 PM   #144
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Stumbled on this forum while searching for things about developments in Stockport. Latest news is that Joe Barratt has now accused the council of betraying the Portas Pilot principles.

Joe's blog in the Stockport Express:
http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1585140_teenager-joe-barratt-slams-stockports-mary-portas-pilot-betrayal
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Old August 5th, 2012, 09:47 AM   #145
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This weeks Stockport Express front page news - Sainsbury's new Knightsbridge store has been canned.
Is there any reason given for this volte face?
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Old August 5th, 2012, 06:44 PM   #146
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From what I recall of the article it was getting too expensive. They were dealing with multipld landowners I believe.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 11:44 AM   #147
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The outline planning application is now online for the Bridgefield site.

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LAND BOUND BY GREAT EGERTON STREET (A560), LITTLE EGERTON STREET, PRINCES STREET & WELLINGTON ROAD NORTH & PORT STREET

Outline planning permission (with all matters reserved except for access) for the construction of a new mixed development including retail (classes A1 & A3), cinema (class D2), hotel (class C1), together with multi-storey car parking, the creation of a new car park access ramp, public amenity space & pedestrian circulation routes, highways & infrastructure works, demolition & alteration of existing buildings & associated works
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Old September 7th, 2012, 12:43 PM   #148
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Wow! Nearly as grand as the original plans - as far as I can tell the major difference is the loss of the replacement of those old buildings between Bridgefield St and Princes St.

Hopefully there's still room to squeeze the Metrolink through on Egerton St in 30 years time ;-)
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Old September 7th, 2012, 01:07 PM   #149
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Impressive.

I thought Debenhams freehold (or whatever) was bought by the council with a view to demolishing it, so that they would anchor this scheme. Maybe they will demolish after this scheme is built. Anybody know?
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Old September 7th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #150
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possibly with Debenhams going into one of the new bigger retail units
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Old September 7th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #151
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The issue that stands out for me is that, you have a nice shiny new development facing the backyards of relatively, unkempt dingy shops.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 11:50 PM   #152
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The issue that stands out for me is that, you have a nice shiny new development facing the backyards of relatively, unkempt dingy shops.
Yep that thought had occurred to me too. May be SMBC are hoping that the dingy strip in the middle will get redeveloped (by someone) separately a bit later
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Old October 29th, 2012, 09:07 PM   #153
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Stockport Council and Muse Developments have signed and sealed a Development Agreement, marking an important milestone in the development of a high-specification office quarter, next to the train station in the town centre.


Matt Crompton (left) and Cllr Iain Roberts (right) on the site of the former Tenpin bowling alley, which has been demolished to make way for temporary car parking.


The Council bought the site - known as Grand Central - last year to bring forward the office-led development, including hotel and improved car parking, as well as an attractive new gateway to the town centre. National development and regeneration specialist Muse Developments were appointed by the Council as development partner, to deliver the project.

Phase One consists of a new 1,000 space multi-story car park and a range of highway improvements, due to be completed at the beginning of 2014. The new car park will meet increasing demand for parking next to the railway station and encourage more people to take the train. A temporary parking solution for commuters will be provided during its construction.

Phase Two has been masterplanned for the first commercial office building, new public space, a hotel and highway improvements by 2015.

Phase Three will include further office buildings, extension of the open space and further improved accessibility for pedestrians on a phased basis up to 2020.

Councillor Iain Roberts, Executive Member for Economic Development and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “The signing of the Development Agreement confirms both parties’ commitment to delivering a cutting-edge new office quarter and commuter destination for Stockport. It is a crucial part of our overall vision for the town centre - attracting jobs, investment and footfall. We’ve worked hard to make sure that it’s self-financing and at no extra cost to the Council-tax payer.”

Matt Crompton, joint managing director, Muse Developments said: “Today marks an important milestone in the transformation of this key gateway to Stockport town centre. We can now look forward to working with our partners at the Council to build on Stockport’s commercial appeal to deliver this stunning new office quarter.”
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Old December 15th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #154
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Chancerygate secures new occupiers at S:Park

11 Dec 2012, 13:19

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Alan Howard Hair & Beauty Supplies and Ossur UK are the latest tenants to sign at the industrial scheme near Stockport.

Alan Howard Hair & Beauty Supplies took a 15,000 sq ft headquarter office and warehouse unit on a freehold basis.

Prosthetics supplier Ossur UK agreed a new 15-year lease on a 13,000 sq ft head office and warehouse facility.

Initial S:Park phases have already been sold to Infinity Nissan, The Big Yellow Storage Company and Guy Salmon for its new Land Rover and Jaguar dealership. The 28,000 sq ft development is located at Junction 27 of the M60.

Alastair King, property director at Chancerygate, said: "As a result of these pre-sale and pre-let deals we made the decision to build a further phase speculatively, which we believe are the first speculative units to be built in Greater Manchester since the economic downturn."

The speculative units range in size from 5,700 sq ft to 22,600 sq ft and are due for completion March 2013.

King added: "There is now significant interest and one unit of 7,000 sq ft is already under offer."

Rick Davies of Davies Harrison, joint agents for the scheme, said: "Stockport is an area that is currently enjoying considerable investment and S:Park has firmly positioned itself as one of the most prominent business parks in the North West."

The remaining 3.5 acre third phase is available for design-and-build opportunities, on either a freehold or leasehold basis for units up to 70,000 sq ft.

Joint agents for the scheme are Davies Harrison and Jones Lang LaSalle.
http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news...at-s-park.html
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Old January 8th, 2013, 11:35 PM   #155
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Regeneration if Stockport Town Centre. Plans approved today for new cinema, shops, restaurants etc.

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http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-20952041
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Old March 13th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #156
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Countryside Properties shortlisted for Stockport regeneration

13th March 2013

COUNTRYSIDE Properties is being lined up to build homes as part of Stockport's regeneration plans for Brinnington.

The council said today that its executive will be asked to appoint Countryside as the preferred developer when the committee meets on April 2.

Councillors will also be asked to consider a new leisure centre to replace the Life Leisure Lapwing Centre and the relocation of Castle Hill High School to Offerton.

A public consultation into the proposals will be launched on March 18.

A regeneration plan for Brinnington was approved by the council’s executive in March 2011, following extensive consultation with residents.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 09:49 PM   #157
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Stockport review.(massive)







http://www.stockport.gov.uk/2013/297...?view=Standard

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Old April 2nd, 2013, 12:48 PM   #158
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1) I think the office blocks look good - let's hope they are actually of that quality when the final plans are in place.
2) Not sure about the car park - it's a bit too eye-catching and there needs to be more than a one car width entrance. Reason being it's for rail commuters down to Brum and London who often all arrive at the same time for the same train. It'll cause traffic chaos down to the A6 unless they widen the entrance.
3) Is full pedestrianisation of the office area a good idea for the back end of Stockport? It didn't work in the past at Grand Central as it made the area feel wind swept and too quiet at night and encouraged anti social behaviour from local youths. A taxi depot with a Pizza Express and a Nandos would be better! Anything to encourage some post 6pm footfall would help.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 02:50 PM   #159
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I like the office buildings, couldn't they sink part of the car park so its not so high?
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Old August 9th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #160
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A few development updates in Stockport.

The new MSCP at the train station is now under construction, with two cores now at full height with a third half way there, and steelwork no up to around the third or fourth floor.

There is some work going on at Kings Reach, with steelwork now being erected for a new building at the business park, it could either be for the long rumoured Hilton Garden Inn, which went back in for planning permission last year and was granted in April this year.





Or it could be for one of the many planning applications that are online for Kings Reach, including a car showroom on the exact same plot at Hilton Garden Inn.

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KINGS REACH BUSINESS PARK, YEW STREET,STOCKPORT,SK4 2HD

Erection of a single storey data centre and mezzanine plant room (Use Class B1,B2 and B8) along with other associated works.

http://planning.stockport.gov.uk/Pla...stemkey=116161
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KINGS REACH ROAD, YEW STREET, STOCKPORT, SK4 2HD

Erection of four number three storey office buildings (use class B1) with total floorspace of 8,146 sqm, together with associated parking, servicing, hard and soft landscaping and other associated works.

http://planning.stockport.gov.uk/Pla...stemkey=115491
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LAND AT KINGS REACH YEW STREET,STOCKPORT, SK4 2HG

Construction of a vehicle dealership comprising; showroom, workshop, MOT testing, parts sales and storage, administrative offices, ancillary space plus external vehicle sales display, wash and valet, parking and access.

http://planning.stockport.gov.uk/Pla...stemkey=118390
The car showroom will be for Hyundai.





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