Stockport Council has approved Investar Property Group’s plans to redevelop part of the town’s college campus into a mixed-use scheme which will also house 442 apartments.
The three-acre site on Greek Street consists of six buildings, two of which will be retained under Investar’s proposals, designed by studio DAY Architectural.
The 115,000 sq ft Torkington Building will be converted into 112 apartments, while the 60,000 sq ft Lyme Centre is set to be demolished and replaced with a shiny new 16-storey apartment block with 258 units.
The former Metropolitan Girls’ School, which is also grade-II listed, will be converted into a collaborative co-working space.
There will also be a new-build six-storey gateway building on the corner of Greek Street and Royal George Street that will house 62 apartments.
The Hexagon lecture hall will be demolished and replaced with public realm and civic space and finally, the 16,000 sq ft University Centre building is also set to be demolished.
James Alderson, head of development at Investar, said: “We are hoping that Royal George Village will be transformational and have a major positive impact on the fast-developing town of Stockport.
“We have worked hard to deliver an inter-generational scheme that is befitting of the new Stockport and one that supports the strong strategic aspirations of the council.”
Cllr Elise Wilson, leader of Stockport Council, said: “Royal George Village will be a fantastic asset to the town centre, creating a new community and providing good quality, much-needed homes in a key location, which will complement our ambitious plans for the town centre.”