Plans are set to be approved for shared ownership apartments on a site in the centre of Stockport, a project which would require the demolition of the Crucible Snooker Club.
Registered provider The Guinness Partnership submitted a planning application last year to Stockport Council for the construction of 133 apartments, designed by Bowker Sadler Architecture. The council is due to meet this week, and has recommended the project for approval.
Based next to Stockport Homes’ HQ on Edward Street, the proposed building would be made up of three connected blocks rising from six to 11 storeys, delivering 117 two-bedroom apartments and 16 one-bedroom.
The Guinness Partnership has secured a grant to deliver 100% affordable housing. All of the homes are for shared ownership.
The existing building on the site is the remaining element of the 1920s Hollingdrake car showroom and repair workshop, now occupied by The Crucible Snooker Club.
Hollingdrake was demolished to make way for the Stockport Homes HQ; the buildings remain locally listed, although the council’s heritage department has assessed the site and said the remaining property has “limited significance in heritage conservation terms”.