Eamar Developments, owners of Stockport Pyramid, have submitted proposals for an 18-storey apartment building in Stockport town centre.
Eamar have applied for planning permission to build 98 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, plus ground-floor retail units, on the site of a car park between Piccadilly and Fletcher Street. Proposals for the 18-storey tower also include eight townhouses and public realm improvements to connect the area with the town centre and nearby St Petersgate.
If built, the 18-storey tower would be one of the largest buildings in Stockport town centre. It is planned to comprise 43 one-bedroom apartments, 40 two-bedroom, and eight three-bedroom dwellings. The eight duplex townhouses would have separate entrances onto Fletcher Street and a new access road. 7,500 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor of the town centre apartment building would front onto Piccadilly, with improved public realm, greenery and seating outside.
The scheme has been designed by Manchester architects, Stephenson Studio, with the brick structure and central stair-column reflecting the chimneys and sawtooth roofs of warehouses and mills elsewhere in the town.
The apartment building would be Eamar Development’s first new-build scheme in Stockport town centre.
The firm, established by Saudi investor Abdullah Alnaeem in 2012, acquired the iconic Stockport Pyramid from the Cooperative Bank in 2019 and is currently refurbishing the property for commercial tenants.