Plans have been submitted to remodel the exterior of Stockport town centre office building, Hilton House, to improve the appearance of the eight-storey building on Lord Street.
The remodelling of the building include reparations and repainting brickwork, render and cladding as part of wider plans to rejuvenate Hilton House to rebrand as a more attractive and contemporary office location in Stockport town centre.
Windows are to be replaced with high quality aluminium double-glazing systems, and a separate planning application has been submitted for new illuminated fascia signage and a digital display screen. No changes to the interior of the building or facilities have been proposed.
The improvements to Hilton House come alongside growing demand for high-quality office space in the town centre, and Stockport’s commercial property market has seen significant investment in recent years.
Commercial developments in the town include the addition of Stockport Exchange within the Mayoral Development Corporation area, the conversion of the Bank Chambers into Stockport’s first co-working space, and the ongoing redevelopment of the former Marks and Spencer building in Merseyway.
Architects, Studio KMA, submitted the application on behalf of the building’s owners, Blemain Pension Fund, which is a subsidiary of Cheadle-based Together Finance.