St Petersgate, Edward Mellor, c Ollier Smurthwaite

The proposals come more than three years after the owner tried to sell the site. Credit: Ollier Smurthwaite

Edward Mellor unveils 200-home redevelopment of Stockport HQ 

The estate agent has drawn up proposals for the refurbishment of its St Petersgate office and the creation of two new-build blocks on adjacent land.

Ollier Smuthwaite Architects is leading the redevelopment of Edward Mellor’s Stockport headquarters. A planning application for the 207-home project is expected to be submitted in the coming weeks.

The proposed redevelopment of the site comes more than three years after the estate agent put it up for sale. Back in November 2020, Edward Mellor appointed Edwards Property Consultants to find a buyer for the site but ultimately opted to retain the asset.

The redevelopment will see the existing office refurbished with additional office and retail space added. Two new-build blocks on the building’s car parks are proposed and would feature 207 apartments in total.

There would be 147 one-bedroom flats and 60 with two bedrooms.

All of the apartments would come with winter gardens. There would also be residents’ gardens located in the courtyard as well as roof terraces on the new-build blocks.

The existing vehicular access points will be retained from Lawrence Street giving access to semi-basement parking.

The scale and height of the proposed buildings have been “carefully considered” stepping up from the lower rise on St Petersgate to the taller existing buildings on Lord Street and to the south of the site, according to Ollier Smurthwaite.

The architect is also behind plans for another Stockport resi scheme a short distance away – Provincial Land’s 16-storey redevelopment of the former George pub.

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There are a lot of empty shops at the back of the precinct with all the new houses will it bring new business back in Stockport.becauce the place these last years has been like a ghost town

By Robert Kincaid

This comes as something of a surprise, as I work for one of the tenants of this building. As I understand it our lease runs until at least 2026.

By Alastair

Does Stockport really need any more retail or office buildings to be built when there are plenty still standing empty?

By Stockport resident for 63 years

Its nice to see more homes being built but where are all the tenants going to park there cars

By Dale hart

You’ve gotta love Ollier Smurthwaites relentless projects popping up in Stockport. As a person who works in the construction industry it’s great to see a company champion a more traditional view point instead of the Manchester style of soulless glass boxes. Bring on the usual moans from the nimbus…

By Anonymous

These renders look brill. The architecture wouldn’t be out of place in Paris. Fingers crossed they look like this for real once constructed.

By Vincent

Please tell me tha you understand that the building in the centre of the Image is an existing building and is not what the architect is proposing

By Please

@March 25, 2024 at 9:47 am
By Please

We do. It’s the tiered buildings to the right a behind this.

As usual, excellent work from OSA. Let’s hope the build quality is good.

By Rye

Absolutely Stunning Scheme well done OSA !
It would be nice if the concrete monstrosity over the Rd could be clad using a similar stone.

By Steven C

Well done Rye if you can come to that conclusion from that very average rendering.

By Please

The units at the top will have stunning views of the great public realm at Fountain Park, they might even get a sneak peak of the A6 if they’re lucky!

By Anonymous

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