The former nurses block has sat derelict for more than 25 year Credit: Pozzoni Architecture

Part of Cheadle Royal Hospital to become homes 

Developer AM7 Group has submitted plans to Stockport Council to demolish a former nurses’ accommodation block to make way for a 27-home neighbourhood known as the Royal Quarter. 

The nurses’ block, which has sat derelict for more than 25 years, is located on brownfield land close to the grade two-listed Cheadle Royal Hospital and within the eponymous conservation area. 

It was built in 1937 and served the hospital until the mid-1980s. 

AM7’s redevelopment proposals feature the creation of 27 three-, four- and five-bedroom homes on the three-acre site. In addition, a new access route will be created to Royal Quarter from the nearby St Anne’s Hospice. 

It is hoped the redevelopment of the site will bring to an end anti-social behaviour on the plot, according to the developer. 

The scheme has a gross development value of £11.8m according to a viability appraisal by Roger Hannah. 

Anique Chohan, director of AM7 Group, commented: “We have worked diligently to produce a scheme that is not only sensitive to its former state but is in line with what the local residents and councillors hope to see.  

“Cheadle is home to a thriving and vibrant community, and we hope this development will fulfil the rising demand of the housing shortage Stockport Council is faced with.” 

The scheme has a gross development value of £11.8m. Credit: Pozzoni Architecture

Pozzoni Architecture has designed the scheme and NJL Consulting is the planning consultant.      

“While the former nurses’ home structure must be demolished to make the site safe, we’ve taken care to incorporate many of its unique features into the design of the new homes,” said Jamie Wood, director at Pozzoni.   

“We’ve also listened carefully to the feedback we’ve received during the pre-application stages. As a result, we’ve introduced several features that will enhance the site design including shared open space and play areas at the heart of the proposal, a wildlife corridor, and a landscaping strategy to include enhanced tree planting.”  

Rachel White, senior consultant at NJL Consulting, added: “We feel strongly that the scheme will deliver much-needed development in Stockport and will utilise a brownfield site that has been in need of regeneration for many years. 

“The consultant team has worked hard to respond to the site constraints and create a scheme that genuinely responds to the locality, presents high-quality design and responds positively to the surrounding heritage assets.” 

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Grim 🙁 Car centred, poor design, mediocre aspirations.

By Voice of reason

Where are the pavements? This looks so depressing – not everyone wants to drive everywhere can we please stop designing our cities for Range Rover owners

By Anonymous

Just glad something’s being done about it after all these years!!

By Duncan S

They let the building decay for years in order to able to demolish it. Cynical

By Harry Smedley

Impressed with the resemblance to the home, nice new homes for cheadle just hope they’re not overpriced!

By Anonymous

Why are we still building housing that isn’t affordable to the ordinary person. We need more first time family homes with ample parking, have they even tried underground parking. Close public transport also need to be provided. The council need to stop allowing these big building companies to make huge profits but instead make them build a bigger proportion of affordable homes compared to the expensive homes. How about 2 affordable first time houses to 1 bigger house.

By Arthur

Cheadle is incredibly poorly served by public transport of all forms, traffic is at gridlock in the local area, bike routes are dangerous and Cheadle Royal roundabout is a signposted “hotspot” for accidents. The Council need to improve public transport and connectivity before thinking of allowing any further residential development in the local area.

By Anon

You missed this in your article, “However there would be no affordable or social housing on the site, as the developer claims this would make the scheme financially unviable”. Also the “Shared open space (singular) and play areas…” allows the housing plots to be smaller…and more of them. Classy.

By Heald Green

Good to see this site being put to use after years of speaking to councillors and the Mayor, it has been an ongoing nuisance to us locals.

By N

It would be good to see some affordable housing being incorporated into this development, and links to local cycle infrastructure.

By James

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