Milestone reached at £60m scheme
A major milestone has been reached at the £60m Weir Mill neighbourhood in Stockport.The concrete frame of the 14-storey apartment block building – which is being brought forward by Capital&Centric – is now at its highest point.Nestled under the arches of Stockport’s viaduct, work on the heritage site is well underway.Alongside the new build, the historic mill buildings, parts of which date back to the 1700s, are also undergoing restoration.The scheme forms an important part of Stockport’s Town Centre West masterplan, which includes the creation of 4,000 homes as well as local amenities, green spaces, new workspace and transport improvements.Once complete in 2024, Weir Mill will include 253 apartments, green outdoor space, independent bars, restaurants and shops.Adam Higgins from Capital&Centric said: “Weir Mill is such a historic site but it was in need of some major TLC. Since day one, our mission has been to restore and repurpose the stunning heritage buildings and create a destination neighbourhood that furthers Stockport’s standing as one of the best places to live and spend time.”Not only are we well underway with delivering more design-led homes at a key brownfield site, we’re also on with creating outdoor hangouts and food and drink spaces that will all be open to the public and help draw a crowd into the town centre.”Reaching the highest point is a massive moment and a visible sign of the change that’s happening here. It’s a privilege to give a glimpse of what’s happening on site given much of it has been shrouded in scaffolding for months. It really is a testament to the level of collaboration underway with the Council and MDC – with a shared desire to see Stockport create an identity it can be proud of for years to come.”Cllr Mark Hunter from Stockport Council added: “This is a huge achievement and testament to the drive and ambition of everyone involved to bring this historic building back to life and greatly improve this area of the town centre, providing much needed, good quality homes.”The pace at which change is happening across the town centre is quite staggering, with work at the nearby Transport Interchange and new urban park due for completion next year, it’s a really exciting time for Stockport.”
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