STOK was one of seven projects in Greater Manchester to be selected for a £3.5m grant from the Government’s Get Building Fund. Credit: via Inform Comms

Glenbrook’s ‘game-changer’ Stockport office completes 

STOK, 62,000 sq ft of workspace within the town’s former M&S unit, is now ready for occupation. 

Investment and development company Glenbrook, which acquired the Stockport town centre building from M&S in 2019, has reached practical completion on the project.

“We pledged that STOK would be a game-changer for Stockport and now that it is completed we believe that we have really delivered on that promise,” said Chris Lloyd, investment director at Glenbrook. 

The transformed building offers suites from 4,779 sq ft through to the full 62,051 sq ft across four floors.

Interior design consultancy Incognito and contractor City Build have designed and delivered the remodelling of the former retail premises on Princes’ Street, achieving an EPC ‘A’ Rating. 

“The ultra-modern building provides much-needed, well-designed and flexible modern office space, right in the heart of Stockport, a town that is undergoing rapid regeneration following significant levels of investment,” Lloyd added. 

“We’ve already had significant interest from businesses, especially locally, and those across South Manchester and Cheshire, that are looking to expand or to have a base that is readily accessible to Manchester city centre.”    

Other features of the building include a large central glazed atrium and an outdoor terrace on the second floor. STOK, which was one of seven projects in Greater Manchester to be selected for a £3.5m grant from the government’s Get Building Fund, also has a 5,000 sq ft retail unit on the ground floor.  

Edwards & Co and CBRE are the letting agents for the building. Credit: via Inform Comms

Cllr Colin MacAlister, cabinet member for economy and regeneration at Stockport Council, added: “STOK is a superb asset to our town centre and is a vitally important element in the regeneration of Merseyway Shopping Centre.  

“As businesses continue to return to the office, we are pleased to see flexible and sustainable workspaces such as STOK come forward. Glenbrook’s investment and vision has provided a bright new future for this fabulous old building that now proudly sits alongside Stockport Exchange, Redrock and the Produce Hall as some of our finest examples of ground-breaking regeneration.” 

The project team for STOK included Linberg Design Associates, Ridge, BB7, and Abacus, Metis Real Estate is the agent for leisure and retail opportunities. 

Edwards & Co and CBRE are the joint letting agents for the office space at STOK.

Andrew Timms, director at Edwards & Co, said: “The transformation of this former retail store into a modern, dynamic office space is spectacular and has to be seen first-hand to appreciate the revitalisation of the building, so we are planning a number of events to show local business and commercial property agents the space.  

“There is nothing like this in Stockport and it is indeed a real game-changer for the town centre.”

STOK has a 5,000 sq ft retail unit on the ground floor. Credit: via Inform Comms

Your Comments

Read our comments policy

Well Done.

By Ken

Nice job from a good developer.

By Derek

Looks a cracking scheme.

By Sizzle

It looks brilliant!

By Ian

Check Stockport out, not bad for a satellite town!

By Anonymous

Pedestrianising the whole Market Place currently. Bus Station closed, Underbank access closed. Merseyway is desolate most days, expecting tumblweed to make an appearance.
If you like brick dust in your face, eyes, hair and bitumen fumes? Go for it!
No one sees the inside because they’re always judging the cover!

By Andy Grey Rider

What a waste of money

By Anonymous

Lovely stuff

By Shakin Stevens

Related Articles

Sign up to receive the Place Daily Briefing

Join more than 12,000 property professionals and receive your free daily round-up of built environment news direct to your inbox

Subscribe

Join more than 12,000 property professionals and sign up to receive your free daily round-up of built environment news direct to your inbox.

By subscribing, you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

Name*
Would you also like to receive our free PlaceTech Weekly newsletter, covering innovation in property?*