Stalybridge development reaches key milestone
Friday 28th July 2017 @ 15:41 by Adam Higgins
News Stalybridge

A key milestone at the Summers Quay development in Stalybridge was reached on Friday when Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds was invited to take part in a steel signing ceremony.

Summers Quay is a private ‘build to rent’ regeneration development of 67 new homes in the centre of Stalybridge and is the first, and largest, private rented development to be undertaken by housing provider New Charter Group, through its commercial property arm, Cavendish Property Developments.

The MP was the first to sign the steel beam and welcomed the development, which built on the former eyesore derelict Casablanca site at the heart of the town.

The steel signing, held to celebrate the final beam of the steel frame for the structure being put into place, was hosted by Cavendish Property Developments, New Charter Group and Rowlinsons Construction.

Speaking at the ceremony, MP Reynolds said: “It’s an honour to be involved in marking this milestone in the Summers Quay development. The central location of this development makes it crucial to the continued regeneration of our brilliant, vibrant town.

“Stalybridge dearly needs a mix of new housing. These apartments will be quality, private rented accommodation delivered via a respected and responsible landlord.

“Cavendish Property Developments and New Charter Group are bringing a touch of luxury to canal side living. These new homes have it all city centre style living, but with tremendous countryside views – and I know they will be in great demand.”

Signing: Hyde and Stalybridge MP Jonathan Reynolds leaves his signature on the steel beam at the ceremony

Tony Powell, Deputy Chief Executive at New Charter Group, added: “Our private development arm Cavendish Property Developments has created a fantastic scheme here and we’re grateful to Jonathan Reynolds MP for helping us mark this milestone in what is its first ‘build to rent’ development.

“This is also an opportunity to thank our contractor Rowlinson and our professional team who have worked hard to bring this scheme to fruition.

“The design, undertaken by Pozzoni, and the construction are outstanding and we’re grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to the mix of housing types available in Stalybridge.

“We’re creating a statement building here in Stalybridge and also contributing to what is a relatively new market for luxury private rental accommodation.”

Located at Armentieres Square in the centre of Stalybridge, Summers Quay consists of 22 one bedroom and 45 two bedroom apartments, as well as 244 sq m of commercial and retail space.

The scheme started on site in August last year, with completion planned for spring 2018.

It’s viewed as the next best thing in city centre lifestyle renting, offering canal-side, urban living within a sub-urban setting.

Cavendish Property Developments was set up by New Charter Group in 2013 to carry out private rent, shared ownership and rent to buy and for sale residential development projects.

Summer Quay is being delivered in partnership with Rowlinson Construction and Tameside Council.

Signed, sealed and almost delivered: Partners left their signatures on the last piece of steel to enter the building


Main picture:

Progress: Claire Healey, from Taylor & Wood Estate Agents, Tony Powell, Deputy Chief Executive at New Charter Group, Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds, and Steve Weir, a director at Rowlinson Construction at the steel signing ceremony