New residential development unveiled at the Mailbox
development of 117 apartments has been unveiled after a dramatic transformation of Stockport’s former Royal Mail Sorting Office on Wellington Road South in the town centre.
green, living wall is the largest of its kind by surface area in the North of England. Rents include free broadband and tenants can even keep pets, subject to interview.
The property has been developed by Rise Homes on a build-to-rent basis and is a sign of things to come in the redevelopment of Town Centre West that aims to build the UK’s newest, coolest and greenest urban village of 3,500 homes.
The commercial space spans two units at street level – a larger two-storey space and a self-contained unit with glass front onto the A6 suitable as a restaurant or retail space.
The Mailbox is the first major residential scheme to be completed within Stockport’s Mayoral Development Corporation at Town Centre West and features an impressive communal atrium and rooftop garden for residents. The 18-metre high
The residential scheme is being aimed at young professionals, offering more space and competitive rent compared with comparable developments in Manchester City Centre, but with the same connectivity: The Mailbox is just a 2 minute walk to both the train and bus stations.
Stockport celebrates VE Day Works begin on improvements to Underbanks
Between Friday 8th May and Sunday 10th May Stockport will be marking the 75th Anniversary of VE Day in important buildings that have a part to play in reflecting, commemorating and celebrating this milestone in our history.
FRIDAY MAY 8 Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery Open for people to visit the Hall of Memory for quiet reflection. 11am – 4pm St. Mary’s in the Marketplace A service of commemoration will honour the sacrifices made at home and abroad with a programme of readings, hymns and choral music. 2.15pm -3pm Stockport Air Raid Shelters Open for self-guided audio tours of the tunnels. Free entry to serving members of the armed forces and veterans. 11am - 4pm SATURDAY MAY 9 Stockport Air Raid Shelters Open for self-guided audio tours of the tunnels. Free entry to serving members of the armed forces and veterans. 10am - 5pm SUNDAY MAY 10 Stockport Air Raid Shelters Brief encounter with the 1940s This special VE Day event will offer guided tours of the extensive tunnels, but with a twist. Meet our ARP warden, WVS volunteer and nurse – all dressed in 1940s costume with music and singing from the period. 11am-4pm
he first phase of a project of improvements to Underbanks, running through Stockport town centre, has begun. This will see the reconstruction of the failed road surface between the automatic bollards on Lower Hillgate, close to Robinsons Brewery and Royal Oak Yard. The existing cobbles will be stored and reused at a later date. Repairs to the footpath and redecoration of the street furniture along this section will also take place. Works will then take place to reconstruct the remainder of Little Underbank with high quality, heritage-paving setts between Royal Oak Yard and the roundabout at the bottom of Little Underbank, opposite the White Lion. At a later stage, the contractors will return to the section between the automatic bollards and Royal Oak Yard to replace the coloured surfacing with high-quality, heritage paving setts. Up to date information on the resurfacing project in the Little Underbanks area, part of the Town Centre Access Plan programme, will be available at stockport.gov.uk
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