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2022 Shaping Up Well For Hall&Co

We are back, after a much needed winter break… and what a brilliant start to the year we are having.

With a re vamp in our head office underway, out with the old in with the new we are ready to attack 2022. A checklist is certainly a necessity here at Hall&Co, ensuring we are quickly and efficiently making our way through the jobs at hand.

Before the festive break we gave you the good news of approved planning on our Stockport scheme and since then we have been putting together a timeframe to begin demolition of the current site. Hard hats at the ready!

Covid19 has most certainly had an impact on our industry, with delays in planning, materials and price increases to name a few, it has been a small battle but nevertheless we have made it out of the other side. Almost 18 months after submitting planning for our rural Cheshire based development, we have received positive feedback (Hurray!) And perhaps with just 6months to go until we pop the champers on another ‘approval’.

Curtis Farm is the planned redevelopment of the popular Flora Garden Centre in Henbury, Cheshire. The properties have been thoughtfully designed and will be perfectly crafted alongside Farmfolk, a new eatery, farm shop and co-working space just minutes from Alderley Edge & Macclesfield. Curtis Farm will be a beautiful scheme of bespoke homes set around a manicured village green. With a mix of Luxurious 1, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom properties there is certainly something for everyone. Keep your eyes peeled.

Just a few miles down the road from Curtis Farm, you may see us pop up again. A site that Macclesfield locals know very well has big plans for re development and of course we needed to be involved. To be continued…

Just a snippet of the months ahead.

Our diaries are full, days are longer, and we are almost half way through February!

Christmas Cheer As The Underbanks Is Approved – Bring On 2022!

Hello December, Christmas has definitely come early for us here at Hall & Co, we are delighted to announce we have finally had planning approved on our project at Stockport Underbanks. It has been a long slog (lots of coffee, late nights, heated discussions). Three years in the making but we did it.

For those of you that don’t know already, our plans include a mixture of 86 modern apartments and flexible workspaces (sister to our current co- working space ‘PROFOLK’.) Four sites of contemporary living and working carefully developed to enhance the character of a rapidly changing area. How exciting!!

The Underbanks area of the town centre is currently undergoing significant investment from Stockport Council to improve the public realm and being involved in the regeneration means a great deal to us. Having lived on the outskirts of Stockport for many years we have witnessed the downfall of the area and cannot wait to get our hands on it.

It’s home to an eclectic mix of independents and has a lot of historical significance, which has made it a popular destination. The sites we’ll be redeveloping are all under-used and in need of extensive redevelopment – the works will improve the area aesthetically while helping to encourage footfall. We are hoping to create a strong knit community and look forward to meeting all our new neighbours.

Time to wrap up 2021 folks, we’ve had some ups and downs along the way but we cannot wait for 2022. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, eat, drink, be merry, from all the team here at Hall & Co.

You can register your interest in the project here, to read more details about our plans take a look at this article.

ProFolk to open at Bank Chambers, Stockport – the town’s first dedicated co-working space

Stockport’s iconic Grade II listed Bank Chambers will soon become home to the town’s first dedicated co-working space, ProFolk.

Our team is hard at work bringing the building back to its best, creating a modern working environment that accentuates its many beautiful design features. Work has already begun on site, with ProFolk set to open its doors in Summer 2019.

ProFolk will provide seven private offices and 20 co-working desks, along with a large space for meetings and events, plus breakout and relaxation space, a bike store, showers and lockers.

The space has been designed by award-winning architecture practice, Ollier Smurthwaite. Managing Director, Matt Ollier, said: “A lot of the original features are still intact within the grand old banking hall. The approach we’ve taken is a light touch; restoring and revealing the existing marble walls, feature columns and old bank vaults, whilst introducing the minimal amount of modern interventions. The works will restore the interior to its former glory and preserve it for the enjoyment of future generations.”

Jamie Hall, Projects Director at Hall & Co, said: “Stockport has seen significant growth in recent months; it has enormous untapped potential which is now being realised. The majority of office space in Stockport town centre is fully occupied, yet much of that space is tired and dated – ProFolk will raise the bar, offering a modern, attractive, tech-enabled workspace that benefits from superfast WIFI, an unrivalled location and an emphasis on collaboration.”

With an investment pipeline of £1bn into the town centre, Stockport is currently undergoing a major transformation. There has been a surge in private residential development, set to grow further with the announcement of the Mayoral Development Corporation pipeline of 3,000 homes, an influx of new food and drink operators and record-breaking office lettings, most notably at Stockport Exchange.

Infrastructure is also at the core of the town centre vision, with the Transport Interchange, a new town centre park, high quality apartments and state-of-the-art transport facilities submitted for planning with a decision expected in March 2019.

Closer to ProFolk, we will see renowned restauranteur Steve Pilling open Stockport’s Mackie Mayor-style food hall in March 2019. It follows a stream of openings in 2018, such as Project 53 and The Angel Inn which have bolstered existing award winning provision such as Where The Lights Gets In and Foodies

Friday.  Market Place and Underbanks has also seen an array of other lettings ranging from SK1 records, a host of cafes and Tramps new premises opening later in the year. The transformation of the Underbanks is being supported by a £1.8m HLF grant.

If you’d like more information, or to register your interest in taking space at ProFolk, please visit https://profolk.space


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