Working with architect PRP, the housing association has advanced plans to redevelop a site on Edinburgh Close, Cheadle, to deliver a 53-apartment extra care scheme.
The proposed apartment block will replace an existing sheltered housing development dating from the 1960s; these two two-storey blocks contain 33 one-bedroom units each and sit off Councillor Lane. The site is owned by Stockport Council, and managed by Stockport Homes.
Their planned replacement will reach three storeys and will provide a mix of 53 one and two-bed extra care units, split between 37 one-beds and 14 two-beds, along with a bistro, hair salon, lounge, laundry facilities, and landscaped gardens. The apartments will be available for the over 55s.
The brick-clad block will be roughly L-shaped with gardens to the rear and access via Councillor Lane.
The existing car park will be expanded from 10 spaces to 25 units the proposals, which have now been submitted to Stockport Council for consideration. The council will maintain ownership of the land while the new development will also be operated by Stockport Homes.
The architect said the proposals would provide “a home for life within a community of like mined older people, within apartments that can be adapted for the particular users’ needs.
“Along with the social and emotional support provided to residents by staff it is essential that the physical environment is enabling in terms of the likely impairments that those residents will experience with increasing age and frailty.”