Our designs for a mixed use 253-home development at Weir Mill, Stockport have been submitted for planning and listed building consent. The plans, for developer Capital & Centric, include restoration of the mill buildings and the construction of two new buildings to create a thriving new community in the town.
The Grade II listed former cotton mill will feature a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as 24,000 sq ft of commercial space across the existing and new buildings. The adjoining West Shed is intended as a relaxed and flexible co-working space, set amongst the amazing brick vaulted ceilings.
The designs incorporate spaces for independent businesses, such as shops, café-bars or delis, as well as a public space looking out across the River Mersey. The riverside zone, which would include a pontoon, could be used as a venue for street markets, DJ sets and live music events.
Weavers Square, a new public space, will create a flexible venue for markets and events, and is located next to the Grade II* listed Stockport Viaduct, giving people the opportunity to experience the scale of the amazing structure up close. The square will feature retained cast-iron columns from the site’s former weavers’ shed, while West Courtyard, another of the development’s outdoor spaces, provides a post-Covid green oasis for residents.
Architect director Mark Braund, said: “This project is an exciting opportunity to bring a dilapidated mill building in a key location in Stockport into vibrant new use. These plans will go a long way in expressing the importance of the mill’s place in the town’s industrial heritage, whilst linking the development into the wider regeneration of the town.
From our public consultation activity, we understand that local people are looking for spaces where, in the future, they can make more meaningful connections and interactions. Weir Mill does just that - providing stunning modern homes and a plethora of communal and public spaces for the whole community.”