Located in Stretford, Manchester , The Bank is a self-contained development of thirteen 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with a commercial ground floor unit. Stretford has fantastic transport links to Manchester and is a great area for investors to take advantage of the surge in property demand.
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Originally known as Derby Hall, this building was home to a conservative club for many years until being repurposed as a retail unit to take advantage to the proximity of Stretford Mall. This building is believed to be one of the original historic buildings in Stretford town centre, and one of the few still in existence. Most recently the ground floor was a Bank, but the building has stood empty since their closure.
The Heaton Group are breathing new life into this historic building, updating the ground floor space into a creative shared working space and converting the first and second floors into 13 apartments comprising of 12 one bedroomed apartments and 1 two bedroomed apartments – of these 3 are duplexes with a private staircase to a second floor. The development aims to avoid excessive changes to the external appearance of the building, with only the windows being replaced and the retail façade being updated, ensuring the building maintains a sense of historic importance whilst being brought in line with the two-million-pound renovation of the Mall.
Situated in the North West of England, Stretford is in South Manchester, an ideal location for commuting to the city centre or surrounding areas via the cities excellent transport links. Stretford has its own tram stop, offering direct links to the City Centre. Media City is also only 13 minutes away by bus.
Situated close to several areas of natural beauty such as the Peak District, Wales and the Lake District, Stretford suits those looking for the urban lifestyle or a slower paced rural setting too. As Stretford is so ideally situated in Manchester as part of the Northern Powerhouse, it offers easy link for travel to other key cities such as Edinburgh, Leeds Glasgow and London.
Practical works over at The Bank are almost complete, with bathrooms and kitchens fitted throughout the building, tiling and second fix joinery complete and carpets being laid. Once the carpets have been fitted throughout the building, snagging will commence.
Second fix joinery is in progress over at The Bank in Stretford. This means kitchens being fitted as shown on the image.
The bathrooms have also started to be fitted, marking major progress on this development.
First fix electrics and plumbing are well underway with plastering beginning on the first floor. The windows have now been fitted throughout the building including the wonderful timber windows to the front and rear. The external "pod" extension is now built and watertight ready for internal fit out. Replacement slate to the new roof is now completed. All staircases are now in situ.
First fix metalling and boarding is now complete at The Bank down to the first floor. First fix plumbing and electrics are also in progress meaning internal works are running to schedule.
On the outside of the building, the beautiful timber windows are being installed later on this week.
Steel supporting beams and wall partitions are being to mark out areas of occupancy. Flooring is being completed, secondary floors are also being placed with supporting steel beams and outer shells constructed.
We are excited to announce that all planning has been granted for our new development in Stretford and work will commence on 19th June.
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