Four prime Stockport sites brought to market by council

Merseyway Shopping Centre

Four prime sites in Stockport’s flourishing Market Place and Underbanks area have been brought to the market by Stockport Council.

Centrally located within Stockport town centre, the sites present opportunities to create high quality schemes with support from Stockport Council for residential, commercial or mixed-use development.

The land is owned by Stockport Council and can be acquired on a long leasehold interest.

Totalling 0.45 acres the sites being marketed by Roger Hannah on behalf of the Council are: 29-35 Little Underbank (0.062 acres); 1-3 Lower Hillgate (0.065 acres); 6-16 Lower Hillgate (0.091 acres); and land on Churchgate (0.233 acres).

The council says the sites present an exciting opportunity to be part of Stockport’s Market Place and Underbanks which is quickly establishing itself as one of Greater Manchester’s newest food-lovers hotspots.

Award-winning restaurants The Allotment Vegan and Where The Light Gets In have already made the area their home with a growing number of new bars and eateries set to join them, including Steve Pilling who will be transforming the area’s Produce Hall into an artisan food hall over the coming months.

As well as the historic core of the Market Place and Underbanks, these sites have immediate access to Stockport’s growing leisure and commercial quarters.

Redrock, the town centre’s new leisure destination where trading and visitor numbers have exceeded expectations since opening last November, is just five minutes’ walk away, as is Merseyway Shopping Centre, the town’s principle retail destination which is set to enjoy significant investment over the coming years.

The marketing of this site comes at a time when the town centre is undergoing a radical and exciting £1bn programme of investment, creating significant opportunities that the developer(s) could benefit from.

Cllr Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s cabinet member for economy and regeneration, said: “Developing these sites in the heart of our town is central to our vision for Stockport to become a leading town centre location.

“This ambition complements developments already taking place on our new commercial quarter at Stockport Exchange, the town’s rapidly emerging leisure offer, and innovative plans that are enhancing our already excellent connectivity even further.

“The council is leading this investment with its partners and these sites provide a fantastic opportunity for developers and investors to be a part of Stockport’s bright future.”