Glenbrook is an independently owned property company, which specialises in development, investment and asset management, with an investment portfolio of over £30million. In September 2019, Glenbrook acquired the former M&S building in Stockport town centre and transformed it into STOK, a remarkable office and leisure space which is playing a key part in the ongoing transformation of Stockport town centre. The building completed in June 2022.
The team has transformed the M&S building on Prince’s Street into a bright, flexible, modern workspace which is providing over 60,000 sq ft of work space, designed to suit the needs of the next generation of office workers with cycle and shower facilities, a huge central glazed atrium and the best in heating and ventilation systems. With an extensive roof terrace on the 2nd floor it offers great outdoor space and far reaching views. Located on the doorstep of the Underbanks Conservation Area, STOK sits at the very heart of historic Stockport with the very best of the town’s leisure and retail right on the doorstep and just minutes away from both the motorway and rail station.
Based in Manchester and headed up by directors Ian Sherry and Guy Butler, the company has a £30m investment portfolio and has developed commercial and residential schemes across the UK, working with funding partners such as Barings Real Estate, Moorfield and Clarion.
Glenbrook uses its own resources to identify and acquire development opportunities, spending time to consider where value might be added with further investment. Once a programme of investment has been defined and secured (for example on receipt of planning), the source of funding options are appraised, and a partner is normally brought in. Following delivery of the programme the enhanced asset is either traded or retained by the partner.
Glenbrook invests its own funds as well as its clients’ in assets which it has identified, and that meet the agreed investment criteria set out at the outset. From identification through acquisition, property and asset management, to disposal, we provide a full service offer enhancing initial investment and generating returns in excess of the market.