Stok, Tandem, c PNW

STOK completed in June 2022. Credit: PNW

Tandem welcomes first tenants to 60,000 sq ft STOK

Around 8,000 sq ft has been let within the former M&S store in the heart of Stockport town centre.

Landlord Tandem Investments has welcomed Valloop, Brennan Consult, Stockport Accountancy Services, VALID8 IP, GROFU, and Ctrl-S to STOK in recent weeks.

Starbucks has now also signed up for space within the building, taking 2,200 sq ft on the ground floor on a 15-year lease. CN Prop advised on this deal.

The deals follow additional internal work to break up the floorplates into smaller suites following the completion of the redevelopment in June 2022.

Tandem took control of the asset from Glenbrook late last year.

“Our decision to further invest significantly into the building in order to carve the ground and first floor space into smaller fully fitted office suites has proven to be very popular,” said Richard Rees, director at Tandem.

“The ‘plug and play’ arrangement appears to be increasingly popular in the more flexible post-Covid era. The lettings progress proves that we have now created a best-in-class product,” he said.

Rees added: “STOK is an inspiring work environment with a diverse community enjoying exceptional amenities which appeal to companies looking to enhance their own work experience and especially helping businesses encourage their staff to get back in the office.”

Chloe Ellerby, project director at STOK, added: “The Stockport office market remains buoyant and it is a great town for attracting new talent.

“Through a combination of its strategic location and flexible office space and terms, STOK appeals to startups and SMEs as well as larger companies looking to create efficient but economical additional workspaces.”

Paul Richards, director of development and regeneration for Stockport Council, said the scheme is an example of how to revitalise the high street.

“[STOK is] a great example of how to repurpose the high street by creating flexible space for businesses right in the heart of the town.

“Together with the recent launch of our new Interchange, we’re showcasing what a fantastic place Stockport town centre is to work, live and enjoy.”

Edwards & Co is the retained office letting agents for STOK. 

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Fantastic news 🙂

By Tom

A few years ago there were very few cafes and restaurants in Stockport now there are lots, but I don’t go there often because there are not enough clothes shops.

By Carol

Stockport is awash with coffee shops, we don’t need any more. A variety of independent retailers would bring more live to Merseyway not Starbucks.

By Ann Young

@July 11, 2024 at 12:28 pm
By Ann Young

That would be good. But there’s a ton of interesting independent retailers in Old Town next to the Merseyway.

By Rye

It has been said before, Stockport Town centre is short of decent shops. If you haven’t got transport and want a gift for someone, where do you go. A department store like John Lewis is needed

By Anonymous

Excellent news..
Please can we have more clothing shops..
We need the likes of H&M back.
Monsoon / Accessorize / Pull & Bear

By Babatunder

So much for improving Stockport and bringing it up to date. The space has Poundland written all over it! Stockport needs better shops than that! What a waste of space. It feels like a let down. I was excited to see the new and different stores it would bring to the town, and then this..

By Emerson.

Agree with all these comments, too many coffee shops, more, clothes shops please, lots more people would flock there.

By Anonymous

We need more shops not coffee shops we got enough of them shops so people can go and buy something example someone’s birthday and just to have a look around like we did when we had British Home Stores/ Debenhams

By Anonymous

Bring back marks and Spencer

By Kim

If any of the commentators have ever used Amazon, then they themselves are responsible for the demise of “decent shops”.

By Jeff

The more people that they get into Stok the more demand for a variety of retailers in Merseyway. This is what regeneration is all about. High five to Tandem for investing in our town and helping realize its huge potential.

By Palmer

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