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PostSubject: New Tower For Stockport   New Tower For Stockport I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 04, 2010 6:17 am

New Tower For Stockport

Stockport could become the next part of Manchester to get into the habit of building tall residential buildings if this scheme designed by SW Foulkes Architects for Knightsbridge Properties goes ahead.

It has planning permission and will sit on the site of the former planning office of Stockport Council at Greenhale House on a vantage point above the Mersey Valley that should give residents impressive views from the Pennines in the east to Mount Snowdon in the west.

The residential tower with ground floor retail will be 21 floors tall. The appearance is something that looks more like something belonging in Leeds than Stockport thanks to the heavy post-modern influencing on the design that's proven popular with many modern residential developments.

Not only does it step from one end of the site to a peak at the other but the use of balconies as detailing and changing colour palette as the building rises and there's even the tilting roof capping the top of it.

The design may not be the most extraordinary around but it's important to remember that this is going in Stockport where expectations are much lower than other more successful and glamourous parts of the country.

Stockport has had little by the way of high-rise development unlike the neighbouring Manchester boroughs with grand plans for tall buildings including a 100 metre tall tower near Mersey Square and the Stockport 500 proposal failing to even get off the earliest stages on the drawing board.

This one however is more likely to go ahead, a construction date of May 2007 has already been pencilled in making it the first tall building to go up in Stockport in decades.

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