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Steel signing celebrated at £8m Summers Quay scheme

30 August 2017
(L-R) New Charter Group Chief Executive Tony Powell and Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds at Summers Quay

A key milestone at the Summers Quay development in Stalybridge was reached this week (28th July) when local MP for Stalybridge and Hyde Jonathan Reynolds took 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 Ltd.

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 Ltd / New Charter Group and Rowlinsons Construction.

Speaking at the ceremony Jonathan Reynolds MP 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.”

Tony Powell, Deputy Chief Executive at New Charter Group said:

“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 in Tameside, east Manchester, 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 2016 with completion planned for spring 2018 and is viewed as the next best thing in city centre lifestyle renting, offering canal-side, urban living within a sub-urban setting.

Cavendish Property Developments Ltd 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 Metropolitan Borough Council.

About Summers Quay

Summers Quay is an £8m private ‘build to rent’ regeneration development of 67 new homes in the centre of Stalybridge. It consists of 22 one bedroom (51+ sq m) and 45 two bedroom (62-72 sq m) apartments. There is 76,000 sq ft (7,061 sq m) of new build residential space including 244 sq m of commercial retail and leisure space with the option to split into four units ranging in size from 36.3 sq m to 72.8 sq m. There are also 62 self-contained car parking spaces along with ample bicycle storage.

Further information available at or on Twitter @SummersQuay.