Apartments and commercial space at The Mailbox, the regeneration of Stockport’s former sorting office on the A6 have now been released, and Marketing Stockport has had the privilege of a look around the site before tenants move in.
The property has been developed by Rise Homes on a build-to-rent basis and is a sign of things to come in the redevelopment of Town Centre West, that aims to build the UK’s newest, coolest and greenest urban village of 3,500 homes. The Mailbox is the first major residential scheme to be completed within the Town Centre West area.
Rise Homes have made innovative use of the space at the former Stockport sorting office (originally built to be capable of surviving a bomb) completely overhauling the floorplan with corner aspect bedrooms now sited in former stairwells. The Mailbox also features an impressive communal atrium and rooftop garden for residents. The 18-metre high living wall is the largest of its kind by surface area in the North of England. Tenants can even keep pets, subject to interview.
The commercial space spans two units at street level – a larger two-storey space and a self-contained unit with glass front onto the A6 suitable as a restaurant or retail space.
The residential scheme is being aimed at young professionals, offering more space and competitive rent compared with comparable developments in Manchester City Centre, but with the same connectivity: The Mailbox is just a 2 minute walk to both the train and bus stations.