Major development unveiled on key site in Stockport town centre


A major scheme has been unveiled at a prime location in the heart of Stockport town centre.

Developers have unveiled a green urban village on the site of the former Royal Mail sorting office.

The site is on the station approach in the town centre.

Rise Homes has launched The Mailbox – a scheme which includes offices, shops and flats.

The Royal Mail sorting office closed in 2010 and has stood vacant ever since.

The development includes 117 fully furnished rental apartments, 13,000 sq. ft of flexible workspace and a 2,200 sq. ft self-contained glass fronted restaurant unit.

The regeneration project also features an open atrium at the heart of the development, a substantial roof garden and 1,200 sq m living green wall – the largest in the North of England.

The apartments are available to rent from £800 a month for a one bed apartment and from £1,025 per month for a two-bed apartment.

The commercial space comprises 13,000 sq. ft of high specification air-conditioned offices, with extensive under-floor cabling and high-quality kitchenettes.

The building also has secure internal bike storage, shower facilities and dedicated on-site parking.

David Meller, cabinet member for regeneration and economy at Stockport Council, said: “The Mailbox is a fantastic example of what can be achieved in Stockport town centre to create desirable, good quality housing and I’m really impressed by the overall finish and design. The views from the rooftop garden of Stockport are incredible!

“This is part of our ambitious plans to attract high calibre residential developments to the town, with residents benefitting from excellent connectivity and local amenities. Those living there are a stone’s throw away from the Produce Hall and everything else our town centre now has to offer, coupled with being minutes away from the centre of Manchester.

“With a further 3,500 homes in the pipeline as part of the MDC and the arrival of Metrolink in the near future, we’re putting ourselves on the map as one of the most desirable towns in the North West to live, work and play.”