Stockport Council launches Aurora

Stockport Council has submitted a detailed planning application for the development of a £10m industrial estate at the former Gorsey Bank site in Cheadle Heath, which it has rebranded as Aurora Stockport.

The development will total 154,500 sq ft of industrial space, in units ranging from 8,700 sq ft to 47,000 sq ft.

Outline planning permission was granted at the beginning of this year. It is hoped construction will start in spring 2016 with the first units being available from early 2017.

Carillion, CBRE and HOW Planning are advising on the development, with CBRE appointed as agents for the scheme.

Aurora Stockport is part of the Council’s Investing in Stockport programme that will see a range of growth projects delivered across Stockport. The growth work will see £900m invested into Stockport over the coming years by the Council and its partners.

Cllr Patrick McAuley, executive member for thriving economy at Stockport Council, said: “I am pleased to announce that the Council is proceeding with the development of Aurora Stockport. The opportunities that this transformation will bring for both local residents and the business community are significant as well as creating well over 240 new jobs locally.

“This news comes at an exciting time for our town. Work on some of our flagship regeneration developments has now begun and Holiday Inn Express has just announced they will be opening a hotel in our town centre as part of Stockport Exchange.”

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I actually think this is a great scheme…. Good for the area….I remember Gorsey Bank as a kid…a proper no go area.

By Roberto

I have heard that you are stealing some of gorsey bank park as well for this horrible trading estate, we need this park not more trees being destroyed. You will be killing everything where nature has taken over, what about the massive impact on traffic on Stockport rd? So long it’s not on your doorstep it doesn’t matter. You can’t even replace a missing waste bin from the park. I asked a council worker about this and his answer was ‘oh, I thought someone had stolen it’ who would Nick a bin full of dog shit and rubbish, smbc mentality.

By Susan pimlott