Property developer, Glenbrook which is refurbishing Stockport’s M&S, has topped out on its two 15 storey apartment buildings near Cornbrook Metrolink station in Manchester. The project is on schedule to complete by the end of 2020.
Glenbrook are currently transforming the former Marks and Spencer (M&S) building in Stockport’s Merseyway into an alternative mixed-use office, leisure and retail space. The developers acquired the M&S building in September 2019 after seeing the investment potential of Stockport town centre.
The M&S developers’ Manchester development will comprise 280 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, a ground floor retail unit and facilities for tenants including rooftop lounge, gym, studio and outside running track. Pedestrian links around Cornbrook Metrolink station are also getting an upgrade as part of the project.
Danny Roberts, senior project manager at Glenbrook, said:
This project sees the transformation of a disused industrial site into a highly sustainable development that will spearhead further regeneration in this area of Manchester.”
Stephen Van Den Hoek, operations director at Graham, the contractor for the project, added:
Cornbrook is our third significant residential tower building for Glenbook, following the completion of the Trilogy and Duet buildings last year. We are looking forward to celebrating the addition of another landmark building to Manchester’s skyline.”
Barings Real Estate are funding the scheme, designed by Sheppard Robson architects. Construction started in August 2018 by contractor Graham.
Developer Glenbrook’s refurbishment of the former M&S building is due to complete this year after initial work first started in December 2019.