Stockport Road Views p.Lisa Ashurst

The scheme is located in an area with a lot of potential, according to the architect. Credit: via Ashurst Communications

Approval for first part of Views’ Levenshulme double  

Manchester City Council has given the green light to a 39-apartment scheme on Stockport Road designed by Ollier Smurthwaite.

Views can now press ahead with delivering the £7m scheme, which will be constructed on a half-acre site at 788 Stockport Road. 

As well as almost 40 one- and two-bedroom apartments, the scheme is to feature 5,500 sq ft of ground floor commercial space. 

Patrick Sheridan, senior development manager at Views, said: “Gaining planning permission for 788 Stockport Road is a very significant step for us to bring this key, long-time vacant site back into use, providing much-needed new homes and high quality, attractive retail opportunities.  

“We hope it will make a lasting, positive contribution to the wider local area, particularly along the busy Stockport Road corridor.” 

On a neighbouring plot, Views is awaiting a determination on plans for an additional 30 apartments in a scheme also designed by Ollier Smurthwaite. 

“This part of Levenshulme has so much potential with good housing stock, a rail station, a park and its proximity to the city centre,” said Matt Ollier, director at Ollier Smurthwaite Architects. 

“It currently feels unloved with vacant sites and badly maintained buildings in need of some TLC. Our proposals draw on the area’s historic character to create a high-quality landmark building that will act as a catalyst for further regeneration in the area.” 

If you want to learn more about the project, search for reference number 128698/FO/2020 on Manchester City Council’s planning portal.

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Lovely scheme

By Ciara

Bit fancy for Levenshulme innit?

By Dan

Really nice classic design that will add to the area. This is what people want rather than yellow or green cladding I can think of not too far away

By Tomo

Not a CGI which makes me happy 🙁

By Balcony Warrior

Great news for levenshulme start of the regeneration process on Stockport road

By Anonymous

Whats the planning reference

By Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous – we’ve updated the story to include the planning reference. Thanks – J

    By Julia Hatmaker

This density multiplied across the suburbs would elevate Manchester to the next level.

By Inner City

The CGI image isn’t realistic without arrogant and ignorant pavement parking throughout.

By Active Travel Trev

Really good to see schemes of this scale and design standard come to main roads in the suburbs, and with decent amounts of ground floor retail units. Need much more of this across GM

By Bradford

I agree with Inner City. This should be replicated throughout the wider city region, particularly in the satellite towns.

By Anonymous

Good use of a vacant site. I thought they’d build a 5 star hotel on there though, y’know because it’s absolutely ideal in every way. On second thoughts maybe leave it to the professionals.!

By Anonymous

Great design!

I just hope the shops won’t consist of yet more unhygenic butchers and shawarma joints. Enough already!!

By Levy resident

Definitely a model for all those arterials running out of Manchester, and in the satellite towns. It’s human scale architecture that adds density, but respects the setting

By Rich X

So, digging into the documents on the Planning Portal, yet another new development let off by MCC from having to include any on-site affordable housing, or pay towards off-site; just the clause about possible clawback later, which will never happen. If an uncomplicated, if decent looking development on a flat, cleared site somewhere like Levy can get round the rules, either developers are gaming the system, dont take it seriously, or MCC still isn’t trying to enforce its own policy.

By Rotringer

Amazing design! This part of Levenshulme is in great need of a tidy up….the more of this the netter on the unused or dilapidated parts of Stockport Road and its surronding areas.

I hope the Old Sorting Office on Albert Road can be used for something similar (housing and shops) after the food market plans got cancelled.

Keep it up 🙂

By M19 resident

A 5 star hotel in Levenshulme? What are you on anonymous?

By Gilly

The is the architect’s render, not the developer / contractor’s value engineered end result. There can be a huge difference between the two.

By Anonymous

Gilly, the humour has escaped you on this one. I think what Anonymous means is that there is a regular contributor on here that makes those kind of comments also about offices etc. Check out the St Michaels article.

By Dandy man

really nice scheme for a really nice place… shame about the rest of eyesores around it…

By local resident

It’s Longsight. The boundary is Matthews Lane.

By Debs

Do you have a reference number for the application to build on the neighbouring plot?

By Anonymous

Does anyone know if this still project is still going ahead? It’s been a while since plans were approved.

This particular part of Levenshulme (or Longsight?) could do with a tidy-up.

By Anon

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