Stockport based Viaduct Housing Partnership is to commence work on building 144 new homes at the former Battersby Hat Factory site on Hempshaw Lane in Offerton.
The Development, which will include the refurbishment of the existing mill buildings and reaffirms the Council’s commitment to a ‘brownfield first’ approach, will provide a mixture of 1 & 2 bed apartments and 2, 3 & 4 bed houses for affordable rent, shared ownership and some for sale.
Working in partnership with the Lane End Group, the development is due to begin early this year.
Councillor Sheila Bailey, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, said:
“Viaduct Housing, set up by the Council to deliver affordable housing, is set to start work on a new development of 144 homes. Affordable homes are essential in Stockport if we are to give opportunities to all residents within our communities”.”
Chair of the Viaduct Housing Partnership board Ken Lee said:
“We are delighted to be building an additional 144, high quality and affordable new homes within the local community and to be delivering affordable housing in Stockport, which is in great demand.”
Richard Harrison, Managing Director of the Lane End added:
“We are exceptionally proud to be working alongside Viaduct Housing Partnership for this scheme on Hempshaw Lane.
“The work we will be carrying out is part of the £1bn regeneration plan for Stockport and for our business to be transforming an historic building in the Battersby Hat Factory really is a statement project in our expanding portfolio of developments.
“The factory is the last remaining example of Stockport’s hat making tradition and we’re delighted to be restoring that with a blend of new housing which will bring the old building back to life.
“We worked extremely hard to deliver this through planning and it’s a testament to the Lane End team to what can be achieved on an existing brownfield site. The development we will create is a fantastic example of new housing alongside an iconic building in an area that is rich in industrial heritage.
“Having already delivered two previous developments with Viaduct we’re excited about this next project, continuing our excellent relationship with Stockport Metropolitan Brough Council and Stockport Homes Group and building much needed housing in the area.”