Rowlinson starts work on riverside Stalybridge apartments

Construction on a 38-home, affordable-rent apartment scheme next to the River Tame on Castle Street, Stalybridge, is now underway.

Situated on the former site of the Tame Foundry textile mill, the £4m scheme has been designed by Pozzoni Architecture and is being built by contractor, Rowlinson, for housing association, MSV Housing.

When complete, the three-storey building will total 21 one-bedroom and 17 two-bedroom apartments, with river views and easy access to the town centre.

The apartments will occupy a prime location that has been vacant for a number of years and sit alongside an historic mill complex, home to Engine House, a prominent part of the town’s textile heritage.

In the scheme’s design, Pozzoni has been respectful of the area’s history and heritage, but also recognised the need for a contemporary aesthetic that would help to drive the regeneration and revitalisation of Stalybridge.

Planning was approved in March this year, with work on site beginning in August. The building is set for completion in autumn 2018.

Eleanor McCallum, associate at Pozzoni Architecture, said: “After the hard work we put into the design of the scheme, it’s great to see construction begin on a building which will make a great contribution to the regeneration of Stalybridge.

“The building’s design blends aspects of the town’s rich mill heritage with a more contemporary style, like that of Pattern House on the neighbouring site. The result will be a modern and stylish development which is sensitive to the local surroundings and we look forward to seeing it complete.”

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Awful bland architectural dross approved by Shameside Council; I guess at least it compliments the other load of architectural garbage approved opposite Tesco; we’ve no hope for a town centre revival of any class if this is what we have to put up with.

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