The developer has submitted a planning application for the 253-home Stockport scheme, which includes the restoration of the former cotton mill and the construction of two new-build elements.
Capital & Centric has progressed its plans for the site, which it bought from Maryland Securities last May, following two rounds of public consultation.
The reimagined Weir Mill, designed by BDP, will feature a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, as well as 24,000 sq ft of commercial space, including the West Shed, which could house a bar, restaurant or co-working space.
Under the developer’s proposals, a total of 87 of the one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments would be housed within the existing East Mill and West Mill buildings and a further 167 would be spread across two new-build blocks.
Following public feedback, Capital & Centric has increased the amount of outdoor space within the development, including balconies on some of the apartments as well as a rooftop terrace.
In addition, the developer wants to incorporate spaces for independent businesses, such as shops, café-bars or delis, and create a public space looking out across the River Mersey,
The riverside zone, which would include a pontoon, could be used as a venue for street markets, DJ sets and live music events, the developer said.
Weavers Square, an additional outside space for markets and events, would be located underneath the grade two-listed Stockport Viaduct and would feature retained cast-iron columns from the site’s former weavers shed, while West Courtyard, another of the development’s outdoor spaces, is described by Capital & Centric as “a post-Covid green oasis”.
Stockport Council leader Elise Wilson described the project as “a key part” of the wider £1bn regeneration of the town centre.
Adam Higgins, co-founder of Capital & Centric, said: “In the future, dynamic and progressive town centres like Stockport will be full of residents.
“We think Weir Mill will set the standard for town centre communities and take on the cities when it comes to where people choose to live.”
Stockport Council’s planning committee is expected to make a decision on the proposals in spring. The development would take around two years to complete, according to the developer.
Avison Young is the planning consultant for the project.