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.”