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Countryside Partnerships will deliver the 140 homes on behalf of Anchor. Credit: via SEC Newgate

Countryside bags £25m Stockport care home contract

The developer will deliver 104 specialist apartments and bungalows off Chester Road on behalf of Anchor, a senior housing and care provider.

Countryside Partnerships has secured a £25m contract to create the three-storey care home in Stockport as part of a wider masterplan for the former BAE Systems site.

Brewster Bye Architects designed the scheme, which will feature 87 independent-living apartments and 17 two-bedroom bungalows.

Residents will have access to an 800 sq ft lounge and an 800 sq ft bistro. A 200 sq ft hair salon and 100 sq ft beauty room will also be provided.

A 200 sq ft guest suite will be delivered on the ground floor.

Plans for the project were submitted in August 2021 and approved in April last year.

Pegasus is the scheme’s planning consultant.

Also on the project team are transport consultant Bellamy Roberts and landscape architect Elwood Landscape Design.

Ian Hilliker, managing director of Countryside Partnerships Merseyside and Cheshire West, said: “As one of the UK’s largest providers of mixed-tenure homes, we believe it is vitally important to build quality homes for older people that meet their day-to-day needs.”

Lisa Walters, head of commissioning at Anchor, added: “We’re excited to bring this new community to the area where every resident will be able to enjoy well-designed, affordable homes as well as a host of onsite communal facilities that will enable residents to live independently yet have support on-hand, should they need it.”

To find out more about the plans, search for application number DC/082050 on Stockport Council’s planning portal.

The care home project forms part of a hybrid application submitted by Harrow Estates to deliver up to 775 homes, 90,000 sq ft of commercial floorspace, a 7,000 sq ft pub, and up to five shop units on the former airfield. A primary school would also be created on the 500-acre site.

Plans for the wider masterplan can be found by searching for application number DC053832.

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