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Plans to build a new main entrance, business centre and teaching facilities at Stockport College have been approved by planning officers as redevelopment of the campus continues.
Plans were revealed earlier this year and form part of an ongoing £24 million redevelopment of Trafford College Group’s campus on Wellington Road South. A new entrance building and a business centre that will help the college attract external investment and engagement with local businesses are proposed for the plot on the A6. The existing Theatre and Multi-purpose Hall which currently occupy the site are now set to be demolished. Landscaping will also join the development with other parts of the Stockport College campus, and bring additional green space to the site. In total the scheme will add 1,800 sq ft of floorspace to college campus on this plot.
Contractors, Seddon, began work on the first phase of Stockport College’s redevelopment in November 2020 refurbishing the existing Vernon Tower and delivering a new Arts Building ahead of the current academic year.
Planning permission for the whole redevelopment project was approved by Stockport Council in 2018, with this latest phase of redevelopment given approval by planning officers through a delegated decision.
Work is being financed through the sale and regeneration of part of the campus, which is being redeveloped for housing by Investar, and will form the heart of one of the Stockport Mayoral Corporation’s flagship neighbourhoods within the Town Centre West area, Royal George Village.
Designs for the building were prepared by Project3 Architects, and work on the site is expected to complete ahead of the 2022/23 Academic year next autumn.