Urbanize Homes has appointed CPUK to build its £30m apartment scheme on the site of Stockport’s former Greenhale House after the project was given the go-ahead by yesterday’s planning committee.
The developer’s plans for the site include 78 one-beds, 84 two-beds, and two three-bed apartments in a 13-storey block along with a commercial unit at ground floor; this is likely to be occupied by a coffee shop. Nine of the apartments are to be affordable, in line with Stockport’s planning policy.
Designed by Day Architectural and named The Place, the proposals will use an off-white cladding to the lower levels and a contrasting metal cladding on the upper floors. There will also be a 4,300 sq ft podium which will be landscaped and set aside for residents’ use, along with undercroft parking.
The developer had previously proposed a 22-storey tower on the site but downsized this significantly following criticism on the building’s scale from Stockport Council’s planning officers.
The scheme was approved by the council’s planning committee at a meeting yesterday, subject to a Section 106 agreement. CPUK has been picked to build the scheme and is set to start on site next April.
Sal Arya, managing director of Altrincham-based developer Urbanize, said: “Demand for quality new homes within Greater Manchester has been consistently strong in recent years and we are delighted to have secured planning consent for The Place, without question an immensely positive stride forward for Stockport and the future of the town.
“Historically, previous projects undertaken by Urbanize Homes have become exceptional places for individuals to both live and work. We take meticulous care in designing homes that complement both their surroundings and natural landscape and we are immensely excited about being in a position to have a defining influence about how the Stockport skyline will forever be shaped.
“This is the third and by far the most significant project that we have undertaken within Stockport to date, a town that we have great confidence will continue to develop and prosper over the coming years, a town that has an extremely bright future.”
Cushman & Wakefield and Julian Wadden have also been appointed as joint selling agents. The professional team on the project also includes Euan Kellie Property Solutions as planner.