Leach Rhodes Walker designed the scheme. Credit: via planning documents

Amstone tables plans for 563 Stockport homes 

Leach Rhodes Walker has designed No1 Knightsbridge, a scheme comprising a mix of apartments and townhouses on the former Sainsbury’s site on Warren Street. 

Amstone Ventures, which bought the 3.3-acre site in March, has submitted a planning application for a £100m build-to-rent scheme in Stockport town centre. 

The scheme is to comprise a mix of 563 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses. 

The development aims to increase housing choices in the town centre, regenerate a key vacant site, and create new connections to the adjacent River Goyt, according to Amstone. 

Subject to planning approval, the scheme could start towards the end of next year. 

“Stockport is a town centre that is changing rapidly and we’re excited to be part of it with such a significant site, close to the historic town centre,” said Martin Halsey, operations director of Amstone. 

“We can see a vibrant and buzzing residential community forming as a number of schemes come together to contribute to Stockport’s ambitious residential plan. To realise our vision, we have engaged the same team that developed the landmark BTR scheme for Grainger at Clippers Quay in Salford Quays.”  

As well as Leach Rhodes Walker, the professional team on the project includes Deloitte as planning consultant, Layer.Studio as landscape architect, RoC Consulting as the structural engineer, and cost consultant Cumming Group. 

Cllr David Meller, cabinet member for economy and regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “It is great to see the former Sainsbury’s site being brought back into use so quickly, which shows the confidence so many have in our town centre. 

“Amstone joins the list of developers that are helping to deliver the regeneration of the town centre and this complements our ambitious plans for the town and our reputation as a great place to live, work, enjoy and do business.” 

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Wow that looks really dull and cheap looking

By Steve

There is no mention of car parking or do the planners expect all the proposed residents to be pedestrians ?

By Concerned resident

It’s a town centre location – the site is within walking distance of some of the best public transport. If you have a car and that’s a problem, don’t move here — simple!

By Anonymous

It’s great to see this sort of ambition coming forward in Stockport town centre, it will be exciting to watch the area change over the next few years!

By Anonymous

Totally agree with the previous comment. We need to move to a future without a continual reliance on cars. For the sake of all future generations all new developments should be within walking distance of travel hubs, food shops and schools.

By Janet McKenna

Stockport infrastructure struggles to support its current population.
Why is there a need for more housing here?
I would understand if we were closer to the English Channel.
Like the delay on the market redevelopment, the bus station will follow suit and I feel so will anything else located near Bedrock.
Improve what we already have because Prince’s Street drags Stockport Town Centre into the polluted sewer that is the River Mersey.
It’s always those that live outside the Borough that understand nothing about our town’s demographics.
I can see another screw up arriving soon unless, the shortage of building supplies dictates a better solution!

By Andy Grey Rider

The artist impression of the building makes it look like a fast track modular type of construction and I would have expected the well established Architects would have designed a building that compliments Stockport Town Centre and more in keeping with the historical red brick buildings.
It will be very interesting to see how much the apartments are going to cost especially any three bedroom design and what the service charges are going to be as well as the Council Tax that owners will be expected to pay. I hope that the developers do sell all of the apartments as they are gambling with millions of pounds and will expect a good return for their investment which is probably 100 % private and no public funding involved .

By Paul griffiths

I’d like to know what the effect of being so close to the M60 will have on resident’s health. The same goes for all the other new developments that only a few 100 metres away from this motorway.

By Philip Turtle

Why the Knightsbridge name?
It is not in London,surely Goyt Bridge would be more appropriate name as it’s next to the river.

By Mfm

To all the anti car lot- I hope they reduce a rail card/bus pass from stockport to piccadilly then….

By Simon

The proposed conversion of woodbank-hall into 12 flats which will have 26 parking spaces goes against the other developments going ahead with no parking. Additionally it will introduce increased vehicles travelling through what is a public park which is currently enjoyed by families dog walkers and cyclists. Increasing vehicular traffic in the park will result in increasing pollution. The development may also block historic rights of way.

By Andrew

This is an incorrect image! Where is the access for the shops on Warren Street? There is no pedestrian access to the Warren Street from that side of the river just loading access for the businesses there!

By Tonicb

Note to Mfm regarding the Knightsbridge name: the adjacent A560 main road that goes round the site is Knightsbridge – River Goyt, knights crossing in times long past, et cetera; it’s got nothing to do with London, and is a genuine historical Stockport name.

By AltPoV

Absolutely fantastic! Get it approved and under construction asap. Some genuinely exciting proposal for Stockport in the pipeline!

By Tom

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