Victoria House Stockport has been purchased by Progressive Living Developments who are looking to redevelop the site for residential or mixed-use.
The 13,000 sq ft office in the town centre on Welington Street roundabout was built in the 1960s and has housed various businesses over the years including Eddie Shah’s Stockport Messinger in the late 70s and 80s.
Victoria House Stockport is currently part-tenanted. Previously plans in 2015 to convert the office into 21 residential apartments were never progressed.
Stockport is currently undergoing an extensive regeneration programme including a focus on developing more town centre living: land on a car park opposite Victoria House has been earmarked for residential development; the former Royal Mail sorting office and Greenhale house are also being developed for residential use.
Progressive Living Development’s plans for the site are for a short-term hold whilst redevelopment options are identified and discussed with the Stockport Council.
Options include demolishing the existing building down to the basement car park and replacing with a new build.
David Fairclough, director at Progressive Living Developments, said:
“Stockport has been a target area for us for a while now thanks to its good transport links and forward-thinking council, we therefore see Victoria House as a sound investment with great future potential.
“Stockport Council has shown real commitment to the development and growth of the town through its purchase of Merseyway Shopping Centre, the development of the Redrock leisure scheme, the partnership with Muse on Stockport Exchange and proposals for Stockport Transport Interchange.
“We feel confident that the Victoria House site will make a valid contribution to the wider regeneration strategy for the area.”