McCarthy Stone lodges plans for Stockport retirement complex
Located at Trinity Gardens in Davenport, the three-storey building would provide 54 specialist apartments.
Senior living developer McCarthy Stone has submitted plans to Stockport Council to deliver 32 one- and 22 two-bedroom flats on the vacant two-acre plot off Bramhall Lane.
Designed by The Design Collective Architects, the scheme would see the demolition of the 9,400 sq ft Trinity Methodist Church and 2,300 sq ft scouts hut on site to make way for the development.
Proposals for the complex feature a residents’ lounge and a guest suite, as well as mobility scooter storage.
Residents would also have access to an emergency helpline in each apartment and communal area, as well as a lift to all floors.
There would be 40 car parking spaces available, including four disabled bays.
McCarthy Stone held a consultation on the proposals in June.
Ian Wilkins, divisional managing director at McCarthy Stone, said: “Our proposals for Davenport would help to address a demand for retirement accommodation in the area, providing housing choice for older people, whilst freeing up the wider housing market for local families and first-time buyers further down the chain in an area with high demand for these types of homes.
“The site is ideally situated with public transport links to local shops and amenities nearby, enabling residents to maintain their freedom and live independent lives”, he added.
“Our residents typically use local shops and services daily, or often, and would provide a welcome boost to business in and around Stockport, helping to support local retail jobs and keep shops open.”
The Planning Bureau is the planning consultant for the scheme. Also on the project team is landscape architect TPM Landscape, arboricultural consultant Keen Consultants, and ecological consultant E3P. Transport Planning York is the transport consultant.
To find out more about the plans, search for application number DC/089009 on Stockport Council’s planning portal.