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Royal George Village

Overview

Welcome to Royal George Village

Royal George Village will be an exciting new urban neighbourhood in Stockport, fronting the A6 and Greek Street. This ground-breaking placemaking project introduces 442 apartments, comprising of new build, conversion and extension of the existing development. There will be additional co-working and office spaces available in the Greek Street Building. High quality public realm, a shared amenity space and enhanced pedestrian accessibility is featured in this scheme as well to better fulfill the purpose of placemaking for the whole community.

Project Snapshot

  • Location: Central Stockport
  • GDV:  £65m
  • Availability: 442 units
  • Status:  Planning Application submitted
  • Use:  Mixed Use Development

     

    Development Statistics 

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    The proposed development will comprise 442 apartments (through new build, conversion and extension), providing a mix of 1-bed and 2-bed units

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    51 car parking spaces available including below ground provision

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    Demolition of the Lyme Centre and construction of a new 16-story residential tower (258nr units) fronting the A6 (known as the ‘New Lyme’ building)

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    The development will deliver significant environment, social and economic benefits and as such comprises sustainable development

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    Erection of a new six-storey residential building (62nr units) on the corner of Greek Street and Royal George Street (known as the ‘Gateway’ building)

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    With new landscaping, shared amenity space and enhanced pedestrian accessibility, the proposed development would create a prestigious new frontage on to Greek Street, defined by four buildings: the improved Torkington; the War Memorial Art Gallery; the former metropolitan girl’s school; and the ‘Gateway’ building

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    Change of use of the Torkington building from educational to residential, together with the removal of the existing two-storey rooftop plant and replacement with a new two-storey residential rooftop extension (122nr units in total)

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    Change of use of the Greek Street building (Grade II) from educational to provide innovation centre / co-working offices

    Social & economic benefits

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    The redevelopment of the Greek Street Campus will promote Stockport town centre as an attractive and modern area to live and work. This in-turn will deliver a number of benefits including opening the site up for public use by the local and wider community

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    The development will deliver significant improvements to public realm and connectivity, opening up the site for use for future residents but also the local community, introducing a number of high-quality civic spaces

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    The development would provide 442 apartments which would make a meaningful contribution towards meeting housing needs

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    The demolition of existing structures will aid connectivity and permeability with the proposed layout of the site improving legibility and actively encouraging greater social interaction

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    The proposed landscaped areas will provide modern, multifunctional and interactive spaces where residents and locals can socialise during the day, replacing what is currently an area dominated by hardstanding and car parking

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    345 person years of temporary construction employment and 34.5 permanent construction jobs

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    363 to 489 net additional permanent jobs at the site will create gross value added to local economy of £17.2 million to £23.2 million annually in perpetuity

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