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Guinness lines up Stockport apartments

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”.

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So where is the snooker place going to go so people have got nowhere to go for enjoyment all because off money making projects

By William Hudson

Good things come to those who wait

By Anonymous

Its a good job Stockport Met Borough Council don’t share the same level of Nimbyism that you do William Hudson. It would remain the uninspiring ghost town it currently is, rather than realising the fantastic potential it has.

By Someone

Bet you’d say the same about the grim Casino down the road as well William.

By Daveboi

The fantastic potential of some beige, overpriced flats.

By Andy

So. If crucible goes there wont a snooker/pool hall. Left in Stockport great thanks

By Jamie

I’d rather have bland beige flats than a grim, rundown and wildly unwelcoming pool hall. People are acting as if this is a real local attraction that bring value to the town.

It’s not even a very good place to play pool….

By BillyboyCauseDaveWasBanned

@Andy – they’re 100% affordable…… you have read the article haven’t you?

By Someone

So where do we go now thanks a lot.

By Van man

Here we go again. Pick on My Town for the ‘Homeless.’ What’s wrong with other ‘Towns?’ Are ‘They overcrowded or NIMBY’s?’ I bet the latter. Why, can’t cope with ‘Their Towns getting damaged or ‘Reformed.’ What a mistake.

By Evie1769@ovi.org