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New Stockport Tower Approved

Architects, SW Foulkes, have secured planning permission for their proposed Piccadilly scheme in Stockport, Manchester.

Worked on for developer Knightsbridge Properties, the post-modern scheme at the site of the former Greenhale House is the first tall building proposed in Stockport for many years and when finished will have 21 above ground, 155 residential units and ground-floor retail.

It will have floor to ceiling glazing for many apartments, a sloping stepped roof similar to the GN Tower and be clad in a mixture of earthen colours and metal on the higher floors.

The scheme occupies a prominent site overlooking the Stockport Valley that will make it visible from miles around creating the first modern landmark on the skyline of the borough.

For many years Stockport has been the poor cousin of Manchester and Salford but the success of these two is forcing developers to look further a-field in finding investments that can provide them with the same values that ones in central Manchester did ten years ago raising the question of just what else is in the development pipeline for the area and whether this is a sign of things to come.

Work is due to start on site in August 2007, a rapid start for a building only just approved, but one reflecting the eagerness of the developer in getting construction underway sooner than later.

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