Amstone Ventures secures planning permission for No. 1 Knightsbridge – a new £115m residential development on the site of the former Sainsbury’s supermarket in Stockport town centre. Following planning submission in December 2021, Amstone’s proposals were unanimously approved by councillors at the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee in November.
The project will see the demolition of the former supermarket and the construction of three residential blocks, with heights ranging from five to 15 storeys. No. 1 Knightsbridge will deliver 563 new apartments and townhouses and will include external amenity areas, basement car parking and the reopening of the River Mersey frontage.
“Stockport’s town centre is changing rapidly and Amstone is excited to be at the forefront of this with the largest single residential project in the town. We are bringing a truly landmark placemaking scheme to the heart of the town close to a number of key amenities and the historic market square where residents can live, work and play.
“We intend to deliver a mixture of tenures of Build to Rent homes and homes for open market sale across a range of apartment and house types to cater for families, young people and elder residents who want to be in close proximity to the fantastic amenities that Stockport has to offer. Our development will create a new vibrant residential community that will support the regeneration of Stockport and the growth of the local thriving independent scene, and act as a catalyst for further growth in Stockport.”Adnan Siddiqi, Managing Director, Amstone
To realise their vision of No. 1 Knightsbridge, Amstone has engaged a consultant team, including: architects Leach Rhodes Walker; Deloitte as planning consultant; Cumming Group as project manager and cost consultant; Layer.Studio as landscape architect; ROC Consulting as structural engineers; Crookes Walker Consulting as M&E consultants; Paul Butler Associates for heritage; Mode Transport Planning as highways engineers; Tenos as fire engineers; and Hann Tucker Associates as acoustic consultants.
Amstone is building on its already existing portfolio of developments, such as Clipper’s Quay, where a former disused cinema site in Salford Quays was redeveloped. After securing planning permission they united with institutional partner, Grainger Plc, to deliver a Build to Rent scheme of 614 apartments, which was the largest Build to Rent development outside of the South East at that time.