Public consultation begins for new Levenshulme development

Photo: Public consultation begins for new Levenshulme development

Mancunian property developer Views announced it has started a pre-planning application public consultation for its proposals to transform 764 – 786 Stockport Road in Levenshulme into a new mixed-use development with 9,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space on the ground floor and 30 apartments on three upper floors, all set in high quality landscaping.

The proposed development will replace the existing unoccupied buildings on the 0.21 hectare site to create a sustainable scheme providing new amenities for the community, nine new commercial spaces for local entrepreneurs and ten, one bedroom and 20, two bedroom new homes. The final development will have a GDV in the region of £7million.

Patrick Sheridan, senior development manager, Views said: “We are very excited about our plans for 764-786 Stockport Road and we realise it is important to share them with our local neighbours before we submit a formal planning application. The site has been empty and under used for a number of years, and our proposals will deliver much needed new homes and commercial space. We think it will be a sensitive and successful addition to the area which has an established, vibrant, diverse and welcoming community.

“We hope people are as enthused about our proposals as we are and we welcome feedback and comments.”

Designed by Manchester based Ollier Smurthwaite Architects the proposals are conceived as three buildings which step down from four to two storeys to tie in with the buildings either side. High quality materials, large areas of glazing and refined detailing will deliver a building of merit and provide further regeneration benefits.

Matt Ollier, Ollier Smurthwaite Architects said: “Our proposals will completely transform the site and this part of Levenshulme by creating a sensitive bookend building that will provide a much improved and animated street scape on Stockport Road which respects the heritage and character of the wider area.”

As well as engaging with statutory stakeholders during the design process, Views and its team which includes planning consultancy Avison Young will distribute information leaflets to circa 400 residential and commercial neighbours to the scheme to inform them of the consultation.

Images and information about the proposed scheme are available here until the consultation period closes Friday 18 February. There is a feedback form on the website and people can submit questions and find out more information by emailing

Anyone who does not have access to the internet, should contact Rachel May at Avison Young on 0161 956 4080 and she will arrange to send the information to them in the post.