Picture This, Progressive link up in Stockport
The developers have joined forces to deliver 248 homes on the former Ritz cinema car park.
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.