Centenary house sold

Maya Property has sold a 90,000 sq ft commercial office building at Trafford Park to an investment fund based in the Middle East for an undisclosed sum.

Centenary House is a landmark four-storey office building located next to MediaCityUK and within easy reach of the M602/M6/M62 motorway network.

Maya purchased the land, which was formerly occupied by derelict buildings, in 2007 and obtained planning permission for the modern office complex.  The building was constructed with an under-croft car park and fitted out with raised access floors to allow flexibility of layouts and the easy integration of emerging technologies.

The building was originally occupied by a sister enterprise to Maya Property before being leased as a serviced office to prominent national and local businesses.

Full completion at Dale House

Maya has completed work on the second phase of Dale House on London Road in Hazel Grove delivering a further 14 high specification one- and two-bedroom rental apartments in the popular commuter town.

Hazel Grove is a thriving suburb located just a few miles south of Stockport. It’s a hot spot for young professionals and families looking for fast and reliable access by road and rail to Stockport, Manchester Airport, the Peak District and neighbouring towns and villages.

Maya purchased Dale House in 2016 as an investment asset.  The building is a dominant feature on London Road (A6), the main road through the town and comprised 3,000 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor and nine one- and two-bedroom rental apartments. The property also included a 24-space car park.

Under Maya’s ownership, a comprehensive refurbishment programme brought all elements of the building up to the company’s high standards and subsequently saw rental incomes increase by over 10%.

Maya was granted planning permission to add a further 14 apartments across two new storeys creating a striking new destination for contemporary living. Each of the apartments provides a stylish open plan kitchen, living and dining area with a choice of one or two bedrooms and a main bathroom. A parking space is also included.

A high standard of specification is offered throughout incorporating a modern gloss designer kitchen with integrated Hotpoint appliances including an oven, hob, extractor hood, fridge and washer/dryer plus high quality Grohe taps.

Bathrooms are equally well specified with a contemporary Twyfords white bathroom suite finished with complementary Porcelanosa tiling.

Says Tom Morley, Acquisitions Manager, “We wanted to offer young professionals a high-quality alternative to the rather tired terraced housing available on the rental market.  Hazel Grove is a fabulous hub of activity with great shops and supermarkets, welcoming pubs and a wide range of restaurants to suit all tastes. It’s close to country parks and National Trust properties, golf clubs, sports clubs and great schools. And, of course, being located so centrally it’s a fantastic spot for commuters with great road and rail links.”

For more information on the apartments available at Dale House contact Komal Jairath on 0161 660 1768.

Planning secured for Southbank

Maya Property is delighted to have secured planning permission for Southbank, a development of eight new three- and four-bedroom townhouses on Bridgewater Road in Altrincham

Working with leading architects, Ollier Smurthwaite, Maya has designed a scheme that complements its appealing waterside location and casts a respectful nod back to the site’s industrial heritage, as the home of the Radium Shoe Polish Factory.

Southbank has been designed to complement the busy lifestyles of modern families and young professionals and offers stylish open plan living along with a high specification and superior standard of finish.  Each property will benefit from outdoor living space, two allocated car parking spaces and the use of electric vehicle charging points and secure cycle storage.

The approved scheme is the culmination of 2 years of consultation with planning officers, local Councillors and the general public and has seen Maya shift away from its original plan to deliver an apartment scheme.

Says Tom Morley, Acquisitions Manager at Maya Property, “We had a strong vision for the site from the offset and, inspired by the location’s industrial past, were originally hoping to create an edgy apartment scheme that could rival those offered in Manchester’s Castlefields and parts of the Northern Quarter.

“But after listening to the desires of local residents, and having observed critical changes in demand on the local property market, we evolved our ambitions. We absolutely love the scheme and are confident that local buyers will too,” Tom adds.

Work on Southbank is expected to start in early Summer with Gascoigne Halman in Altrincham on board as selling agents.