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New homes set to continue Stockport's transformation

A NEW £9.4m housing development is continuing the transformation of Stockport town centre as part of Stockport Council’s £1bn investment programme across the town.

Your Housing Group and Greater Manchester-based contractor Bardsley Construction will start work on 74 homes in a strategically important location in Stockport following a ground-breaking ceremony this week.

Nuvu Covent Garden will revitalise the London Square area and is expected to unlock the potential of the area and surrounding properties, thanks to its proximity to Stockport town centre.

The scheme is part of Your Housing Group’s plan to build 5,700 homes across the North of England. Your Housing Group already has a number of homes in Stockport.

The new development will feature a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom houses and apartments under the Nuvu Living brand. The mix of tenures will include shared ownership, outright sales and rented homes in keeping with Your Housing Group’s philosophy of building homes for all stages of life.

The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by representatives from Your Housing Group, Bardsley Construction, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, and local Ward Councillors.

Lorraine Donnelly, Development Director from Your Housing Group, said: “We see real potential in Stockport, it’s a great town with fantastic transport links to Manchester and London.

“Nuvu Covent Garden fits our vision to create more places to thrive perfectly, offering a mix of affordable homes people can rent or buy in an outstanding location with amenities and public transport on the doorstep. I have every faith our new development will be a terrific asset for Stockport and make an attractive place to live for young professionals, families and first-time buyers.”

Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “I’m delighted to see the Nuvu Living Covent Garden project making progress.

The scheme will bring a mixture of homes to buy and rent within our town centre, enhancing the local area and playing a significant part in the regeneration programme currently taking place in Stockport.”

Ged Rooney, Procurement Director at Bardsley Construction, said: “Our delivery of this landmark residential development places Bardsley at the very heart of the £1bn masterplan to unlock the enormous potential of Stockport and surrounding areas, helping to attract more people to live and work in the town centre.”

London Square will be redesigned to incorporate underused space, while empty properties in Crowther Street and Lower Hillgate as well as former council flats will be demolished to make way for new homes.

The development will also preserve the character of the so-called Lowry Steps off Lower Hillgate, recently used as a location for a new film about the life of the famous Salford painter LS Lowry.

The scheme is a key part Stockport Council’s £1bn investment programme, which will bring at least 5,000 new jobs and 1,100 new homes to Stockport.