Sharing with you progress on building projects, events and stories.

Portraits of the Underbanks

The Writing Squad, a group of talented writers based in Stockport, spent a day working with local business and building owners in Underbank to help them tell their stories about their history within the area. By doing this, they captured the character of the Underbanks and produced a website to share this…

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New Townscape Heritage Manager!

Stockport Council has appointed Peter Haymes as the new Townscape
Heritage Manager for the Underbanks. Peter will be the main point of
contact for building work and heritage in the Underbanks and will be
managing the five year Townscape…

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Repair and Restoration Works have begun!

The first scheme to be successful in securing National Lottery Heritage
Funding Grant began work earlier this year to repair and reinstate 30-32
Little Underbank. The works so far have included replacement of both shop fronts and painting of…

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Public Realm Works

As part of the Townscape Heritage scheme and Town Centre Access
Plan, we are developing phased improvement works to the road along
Little Underbank and part of Lower Hillgate. The works will involve
structural repair of the road, pavement resurfacing, improved…

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Stockport’s Heritage Open Day 2018

On the 8th September, Stockport Council and Stockport's Heritage Trust hosted an Edwardian themed event in the Underbanks to tie in with the Heritage Open Day, a national festival of history and culture that takes place once a year. The street was filled...

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College students create models of historic buildings

We've teamed up with Illustration students from Stockport College who were tasked with focusing on a historic building of their choice from the Underbanks to research its history and create a piece of artwork based on what the shop/building used to be. We plan to...

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The ‘Rediscovering the Underbanks’ project

In early 2017, £1.8 million was awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to the ‘Rediscovering the Underbanks’ project. Working with the local community and businesses, the project will help breathe new life into the area, celebrating its truly unique townscape....

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View images of the area, from past to present


Hear about the historic tales the Underbanks has to share

events and activities

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