Stockport residential boom continues at Piccadilly

In the latest residential scheme to come forward in Stockport town centre, plans have been submitted for a mixed-use project on a car park opposite Regal House on Piccadilly.

Working for Alasasyah Developments, architect PHA has put forward the proposals, which feature a mix of one, two, and three bed apartments over 10 storeys. There are also plans for five retail units at ground floor level fronting Piccadilly.

Five of the apartments have been set aside as affordable homes.

The blocks will be clad in a mix of red and blue-glazed brick, while the balconies will be glass. There are also plans for a large roof terrace on the fourth floor along with a smaller terrace at the fifth.

The site, currently used as a surface car park, sits opposite Regal House, a former office which has been converted to apartments by the same developer.

It also sits near the site of the former Greenhale House, which is set to be developed into a 13-storey block by Urbanize Homes, featuring 164 apartments and a ground-floor leisure unit.

Stockport has seen a series of residential proposals come forward in recent months, with the council looking to press ahead with a 3,000-home masterplan for the town centre, working with Cushman & Wakefield, Optimised Environments, and WSP.

A Mayoral Development Corporation is also being established to focus on developing 130 acres of brownfield land in and around the centre of Stockport.

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When was this designed, 2004?

By Clue

Truly awful. The kind of proposal Manchester would have seen 20 years ago

By Raj

That’s comparable with the worst of Salford Quays…Depressing

By Allotmentlad

Shades of Bridgewater Bank;- Bellway Scheme opposite Peveril of the Peak circa ’97/’98

By Tha' Knows

Great news but what about schools, doctors, dentists etc for all the additional people.

By who knows?

And the award for the most dull, mediocre design goes to….

By Unimpressed

The 1990’s called, they want their building back.

By Lucy

Blue brick? I reckon Clue is being harsh – try 1999. I’d expect this from Llandudno, this is crap even for Stockport. Hopefully Stockport planners aren’t just on an approve any old thing hype, because this does not deserve to see light of day.

By Daveboi

Mostly ridiculous comments here.

I accept that it’s hardly a masterpiece, but remember that the maturity of Stockport Town Centre’s residential market is similar to that of Manchester in the late 90’s. Hence why the design quality for new build is similar.


So 164 flats of which 5 are ‘affordable’.
And all look like something from 1990.

What’s with the prison grey grille stuff by the way. Some sort of tribute to Prisoner Cell Block H?

After winning the National Carbuncle award last year with the godawful Redrock are the SMBC planners looking for a repeat?

By Andy

The actual specification of the scheme sounds pretty good. The critics are looking at this only skin deep.

By Critic’s critic

Sorry guys, I underestimated how time flies – add another 10years onto it – THIS IS ENGLAND ’94

By Clue

No offence but not everyone can afford these flats. I think you buy one bedroom flat more for people e.g who look after their family

By Tara

Open the river for God’s sake, make the town appealing.

By Unimpressed

Oh dear, yes another ugly cheap looking tower block, for bang in the centre of the town. Stockport already has one national Carbuncle Cup for embarrassing ugly cheap-looking architecture, we’ll soon have a shelf-full if our planners agree to another monstrosity like this.

By Carbuncle-hater

The quantity of affordable units is pathetic. In a building 100 yards away 11 of the 22 apartments were affordable. Back in 2006.

By John

Really…. jeez… wat a come down.. just as we thought we were actually getting into the 00,s… another overpaid designer bringing nothing new yet again… wake up!.. it’s all about keeping it in there box.. council box that is!..

By Viaduct crew

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