This small scheme is to be found nestled amongst Stockport’s historic, in places medieval, core.
A development by architects TADW for Northern Counties Housing Association, it forms part of wider 10 year programme to improve the Hillgate Conservation area. The scheme is an exemplar for its sensitive and exacting response to its heritage context, and the creation of liveable urban space.
The scheme sits at the foot of a hill, between two Brows - Mealhouse and Rostron - and rises up at 1:3 gradient to Saint Mary’s Church. The area is distinctive for its many ginnels and a somewhat hidden sandstone medieval town wall.
The first phase, Mealhouse Brow, received a Building for Life award in 2007. This new scheme includes the conversion of a dilapidated 18th Century Tobacco Warehouse (phase 2) and a new build infill development (phase 3). The refurbishment of the Grade Two listed Town Wall and revetment is an integral part of the scheme, although the majority of this work was completed prior to the scheme being completed.