Stockport House Removals
Just seven miles south-east of Manchester city centre is the large town of Stockport. Historically, Stockport was known as the largest manufacturer or hats in the UK, but this came to an end in 1997. Today, the town is in the midst of an extensive regeneration scheme run by the local council, known as Future Stockport. Similar to Manchester’s regeneration, the plan is to breathe life into many of the ex-industrial areas, revitalise property and retail markets, and draw around 3,000 residents to the town. Perhaps this could be you?
If you are looking to move to or from Stockport get in touch with Britannia Bradshaw. Established in 1884, the expert teams at Britannia Bradshaw are ready to make removals and storage easy. Located just 20 minutes from Stockport, in Central Manchester, Britannia Bradshaw are ready to help with not only Stockport removals, but any of the surrounding areas.
Moving to Stockport
First time buyers considering moving to Stockport should snap up one of the reasonably priced terraced property (many boasting three bedrooms) available for £60,000 and above. If this space is not needed, one bed flats start at £35,000 and £50,000 for two beds. Semi-detached homes of family size start just over £100,000, rising to a minimum of £150,00o for four bedrooms. Large detached homes fall anywhere between £145,000 and £1.4 million for period mansions on the outskirts.
If you would prefer to rent in Stockport, one bedroom flats can set renters back as little as £360 pcm or just over £400 pcm for two beds. Terraced homes start at £575 pcm and there are some fantastic three-bed family semis for just over £650 pcm. Well-presented detached family homes will require a minimum budget of £800 pcm.
Schools in Stockport
There are a number of great pre-schools and nurseries in Stockport, as well as many respected primary schools. St Joseph’s RC, St Thomas CofE and Banks Lane Infant and Junior School are ‘good’ according to Ofsted. Vernon Park Primary is ‘outstanding’ across the board.
There are three secondary schools in the Stockport area. However, the standards are not as strong as the primary schools. Reddish Vale High School is deemed ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted and Harrytown Catholic High School ‘requires improvement’. Despite this, both schools are improving gradually. A popular secondary school is Priestnall, receiving ‘outstanding’ from Ofsted in their latest inspection.
Transport Links Stockport
Stockport sits on the M60, the circular motorway which rings around Manchester and connects to other main arterial roads and motorways. Driving into Manchester city centre isn’t recommended in peak hours due to traffic, but it can take just over half an hour if the roads are quiet.
Stockport railway station is located on Grand Central Way and has six busy platforms. Local services run to Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Preston, Chester, Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent. If you want to travel further afield there are trains to London Euston, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Norwich and South Wales.
Stockport bus station opened in 1981 and all of Stockport’s sixty-five services call there. National Express coaches from London Victoria also stop in Stockport.