Stockport’s former Victorian Post Office on St Peter’s Square has been put up for sale by owners and occupiers, estate agents, Edward Mellor, as a residential development opportunity.
The property, 65-81 and 81-83 St Petersgate, is currently used the head office for the estate agents, with parts of the smaller unit currently let to a number of local businesses. With Edward Mellor looking to relocate to a new Stockport head office, Manchester-based Edwards & Co have been instructed to sell the Victorian building.
Built in 1875, and known for its curved façade on the corner of Duke Street, the building is part of the St Peter’s Square conservation area although it is not listed. Currently, the property comprises just under 20,000 sq ft of office space, along with a car park to the rear of the 0.77 acre site.
If developed for residential use, it would join a number of other residential conversions of historic buildings in Stockport town centre, including the former White Lion Pub and Capital & Centric’s Weir Mill regeneration.
The property is currently allocated for residential use in Stockport Council’s local planning framework, and sits just outside the Town Centre West area being developed for housing and commercial property by Stockport MDC. No planning applications for residential schemes have been submitted for the St Peter’s Square building.
A guide price on the property has been set at £4.5 million.