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We’re proposing to transform Stockport’s iconic Weir Mill into a new mixed use community. We’re planning to create 253 one, two and three bed apartments across the existing Weir Mill buildings and two new design-led buildings alongside 24,000 sq ft of commercial space that will create a new leisure and culture destination in the heart of Stockport. This will include a new frontage onto the river, spaces for café-bars, delis or independent shops, surrounding courtyards and green spaces – all open to the public.
In response to consultation feedback and the impact of the pandemic, we’re also proposing more outdoor space with balconies on some of the apartments and a roof terrace for residents, in addition to the public open spaces.
We only bought the site recently and are at an early stage of working up the plans. The previous owner had submitted a planning application, but this has been withdrawn, with a new vision being developed for the site.
Weir Mill started off life as a water powered cotton works in the late 18th century, with the original water wheelhouse and mill building still standing today. Since then it’s been used for a variety of commercial purposes with many of the buildings being altered over time.
There are a small number of businesses that currently occupy the buildings but as many are in a state of disrepair they’re not really fit for purpose. We have been working closely with the occupiers to try and help them find alternative space within Stockport.
We’re looking at ground floor spaces for local businesses to locate. This could be café-bars, delis or independent shops but we’re open to ideas. One of the big benefits of redeveloping the site is that we’ll be opening up access to the waterside for everyone to enjoy. It’ll be a quiet space in the town centre, somewhere you can grab a coffee and sit by the water surrounded by some of Stockport’s best historic architecture.
The project is part of Stockport’s Mayoral Development Corporation’s (MDC’s) ambitious plans for the town centre. It is one of the first projects to come forward in the Town Centre West regeneration zone and will be adjacent to a brand new £120m transport interchange.
Following a two-stage public consultation, we have submitted a planning application to Stockport Council. A decision on the planning application is anticipated from Stockport Council in the Spring. If our planning application is approved, construction would take around two years.