Gladman Retirement Living has put forward proposals to demolish the former church hall on Woodlands Road in Heaton Mersey and replace it with a 63-apartment scheme for the elderly.
The existing site covers around 1.5 acres and sits off Didsbury Road, and is accessed via Woodlands Road. The building was formerly used by the Brethren Church as a meeting space but has been vacant for a number of years.
Gladman Retirement Living, working under its Adlington brand, is proposing to clear the site and replace it with a 63-apartment block for the over 55s; these will be split between 20 one-beds, 34 two-beds, and nine three-beds, while 34 car parking spaces will be provided.
Communal facilities, including a lounge, coffee bar, restaurant, kitchen, therapy suite, hair salon, and landscaped gardens all also form part of the proposals. The designs by Gladman for the building reach four storeys and are primarily clad in red brick.
The developer has held pre-application meetings with Stockport Council, which said building a care home on the site was acceptable in principle. Access to the development is proposed via Woodlands Road.
Gladman’s in-house team is acting as planner and architect.