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The redevelopment of the site has been in the pipeline for more than a decade. Credit: via Progressive Living

Picture This, Progressive link up in Stockport 

The developers have joined forces to deliver 248 homes on the former Ritz cinema car park. 

Stockport Council’s cabinet agreed to sell the Fletcher Street site to Progressive Living last year and the developer has partnered up with newly-formed Picture This on the scheme. 

The Stockport project, which is being designed by AEW Architects, will be the maiden venture for Picture This, which is headed up by former Glenbrook director Shannon Conway and Mike Nicholson. 

“We are delighted to confirm our partnership with Picture This in Stockport,” said David Fairclough, director at Progressive Living.

“We believe that Shannon and Mike’s ethos and unique approach to residential development is both refreshing and inspirational and we look forward to delivering much-needed housing, at scale but in a sustainable and inclusive format”

Picture This is aiming to create 10 communities over the next decade, with an emphasis on health and wellbeing.

Shannon Conway, director and co-founder of Picture This, said: “In Progressive Living we have found a JV partner who has taken the time to understand and fully embrace the Picture This approach to designing sustainable, age-friendly communities”.

Spanning slightly more than half an acre and currently used as an 87-space council car park, the Stockport site has been earmarked for redevelopment for several years.   

Progressive owns the adjacent Victoria House. 

The council’s current aspiration for the site is for a “high-quality residential development”, according to a cabinet report.   

While detailed plans for the scheme are yet to be submitted, the partnership has been allocated close to £6m to support the development, according to a GMCA report.  

The money has been allocated to the project from the combined authority’s £150m brownfield housing pot, handed down as part of the trailblazer devolution deal announced last March. 

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Well done Stockport in your progressive view ahead. Need to get out of Greater Manchester thougjh

By Anonymous

Nice, could do with some more natural surveillance and footfall around St Peter’s – good to see the pace of things in Stockport.

Would be good to see a long term A6 strategy / vision from the Council. The Exhcange & Underbank are really taking off but the severance / air quality / noise from the A6 really holds the town back.

By Anonymous

While the town is giving more housing that is not affordable, they are now loosing car parking. Buy a house, don’t have a car. Buy a house, can’t afford a car. No charging points either…..

By Martin Harper

People will find somewhere to park, look at Deansgate Square, Chapel Street and Ordsall Lane.

By Gilly

Anonymous 11.58am why would Stockport pull out of Greater Manchester when they are getting shed loads of brownfield money from the GMCA pot to help fund their projects?

By Anonymous

Losing 87 carpark spaces It’s already extremely difficult to find a space. Some people have to use their car for work, my role means I have to. So I’d like to know what other provision is planned

By Anonymous

More housing but still no mention of amenities,I.e.doctors, shops etc Where will all these new people go for services?

By Anonymous

@Anonymous (January 23, 2024 at 5:47 am)
Where will people go for shops? This site is literally a stones throw (not a particularly good one) from the nearest shops.
Other services is a good question – I’ve asked this question in relation to other town centre residential schemes and was told that the council are working with key partners to deliver all of this, one suggestion was providing a new health centre in Merserway (which the council own so it’d be in their gift to do it I guess).

By the light of the moon

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