Amstone Ventures submits a planning application for a landmark Build to Rent project at No.1 Knightsbridge in Stockport town centre. The 3.28 acre (1.33 ha) site is at the former Sainsbury’s site on Warren Street in Stockport town centre.
The site – which is near the historic Market Place and Underbanks area of the town – was purchased by Amstone Ventures in March 2021. Once planning has been approved, construction at No.1 Knightsbridge could start in late 2022.
“Stockport is a town centre that is changing rapidly and we’re excited to be part of it with such a significant site, close to the historic town centre. We can see a vibrant and buzzing residential community forming as a number of schemes come together to contribute to Stockport’s ambitious residential plan.”Martin Halsey, Operations Director of Amstone Ventures
The plans were developed by architect Leach Rhodes Walker – for a landmark 563 home Build to Rent scheme. Homes include a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments and town houses. No.1 Knightsbridge will also include a large communal garden and surrounding greenspaces.
“To realise our vision, we have engaged the same team that developed the landmark Build to Rent scheme for Grainger at Clippers Quay in Salford Quays – led by architect Leach Rhodes Walker to bring a best-in-class residential development to Stockport.”Martin Halsey, Operations Director of Amstone Ventures
Alongside Leach Rhodes Walker, Amstone’s professional team on the Stockport Build to Rent project include planning consultants Deloitte, landscape architects Layers.Studio and costs consultants Cumming Group.
Amstone’s ambition for No.1 Knightsbridge is to transform the former supermarket and car park into a vibrant new Build to Rent community. The development will increase housing choices in the town centre, regenerate a key vacant site and create new connections to the adjacent River Goyt.
Proposals support Stockport Council’s strategy and set a precedent for future town centre residential-led regeneration.
“It is great to see the former Sainsbury’s site being brought back into use so quickly, which shows the confidence so many have in our town centre.
“Amstone join the list of developers who are helping to deliver the regeneration of the town centre and this complements our ambitious plans for the town and our reputation as a great place to live, work, enjoy and do business.”Cllr David Meller, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council