A planning application has been submitted to Stockport Council proposing a residential scheme of 39 apartments to be constructed on the site of a disused commercial unit on Millgate in Stockport town centre.
Architects, Studio KMA, have submitted the proposals on behalf of developers, Mirabello Investments, that will see the existing disused dry cleaners at 34 Millgate demolished and replaced with a new high-quality residential scheme in keeping with the historic surrounding streets.
The proposal will repurpose the site and bring it in line with the Markets/Underbanks Conservation Area wherein it sits; the scheme is located alongside the Grade I listed St Mary’s Church, the town’s oldest parish church, and opposite the Grade II listed Arden Arms.
Proposals will deliver 39 apartments, 23 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom duplexes, all within Nationally Described Space Standards (NDSS).
In a LinkedIn post announcing the submission, Richard Hamill, Associate at Oldham based Studio KMA, said:
This development should ensure Stockport’s historic heart is brought back to life, but with a new development, respecting the past and looking forward to an exciting future for the town.
“The building at number 34, has been identified as a negative impact building in the Conservation Area Appraisal and we fully support that conclusion. Our proposals have been developed through a comprehensive urban design analysis of the site and surrounding area. The access, layout and scale of the proposal considers the existing built and natural environment, as well as important strategic views of St Mary’s Church.
“The outline proposals have been designed as a single, modern apartment structure giving the impression of six different, traditionally styled and proportioned, buildings creating a new ‘marker’ building at this important gateway to the town centre.”