Leach Rhodes Walker designed the scheme. Credit: via planning documents

Progress for Amstone’s £100m Stockport BTR  

The 563-apartment No1 Knightsbridge, the largest single residential project in the town’s development pipeline, is in line for approval when the local council’s Central Stockport Area Committee meets on Thursday. 

Amstone Ventures lodged plans to redevelop the former Sainsbury’s store off Warren Street late last year. 

Now, the Leach Rhodes Walker-designed development is primed to clear the first of two planning hurdles. 

If the area committee gives the build-to-rent project the green light this week, the scheme will then progress to full planning committee next month with a recommendation for approval. 

Amstone’s project would see the demolition of the former supermarket and the construction of three residential blocks of seven, 10 and 15 storeys. 

A total of 238 one-bedroom apartments are proposed, while 266 would have two bedrooms. The remaining homes would be a mix of three-bedroom townhouses and apartments. 

Amstone bought the 3.3-acre site from Sainsbury’s in March 2021. The firm also developed the 614-home Clippers Quay in Salford for Grainger plc.

No1 Knightsbridge is one of several large residential schemes progressing in Stockport. 

Others include Capital & Centric’s Weir Mill, Investar’s Royal George Village, and the 196-home build-to-rent scheme at Stockport Interchange. 

Stockport Council is also on the hunt for a development partner to deliver 1,200 homes on an eight-acre plot west of the former bus station. 

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More little boxes for people to live in. Where are all the people who live in these flats going to access Drs, Dentist and schools ? Stockport needs shops to be built not more overpriced flats.

By Anonymous

‘More overpriced flats’? Not sure you’re looking at the right Stockport.. Take your point re dentists & schools, but take a look at the retail vacancy rate in Stockport – the last thing it needs is more shops to be built. Every great town/city centre has high density resi, Stockport has barely any.

By Anonymous

It’s fine putting these buildings up but you need the basic support services putting in also….Dentist, Doctors and commercial businesses etc. Plus green areas to visit and counteract air pollution! So a minimum of several substantial trees!

By Manc

Weren’t the Chinese involved with investment in this project?.

By Eric

This is a fantastic scheme. Not sure what the whinging is about. Have you seen the current state of the site? Stockport needs more residents in the town centre.

By Tom

These just need to be at an actual rate that is reasonable. And pet friendly without the price sky rocketing. Great idea as we need more homes but maybe build little on site green areas like many of the other sites do. Also will have to come with parking as this part of Stockport is tight on parking as it is. Also will massively increase traffic in this already busy part of Stockport due to the recent updates near the market forcing everyone on to at Mary’s way

By Anonymous

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