Greater Manchester Police (GMP) explained that officers were called out to “numerous reports” of “significant damage to various properties” across the Tameside town of Stalybridge, which was believed to have been due to a localised tornado – with a major incident declared shortly after police arrived at the scene.
GMP says it declared this as a major incident due to the severity of the damage caused, and also the potential risk to public safety.
Chief Superintendent Mark Dexter from GMP is now urging Tameside residents and the Greater Manchester public to “take extra care” today.
“This incident has undoubtedly affected numerous people in the Stalybridge area, with many residents displaced from their properties during the night,” CSP Dexter said in a statement.
“Our highest priority is keeping people safe, which is why we are advising those who have been displaced not to return or enter their properties which have significant damage until they have been assessed by structural engineers.
“I would also like to urge members of the public to avoid the area where possible and take extra care when travelling in vehicles on the roads in Stalybridge and the surrounding areas, due to debris in the road.
“This has understandably caused some disruption, and though we are not yet in a position to confirm when the area will return to normal, further updates will be communicated when we have them.”
GMP is advising that anyone affected should keep a close eye on and monitor Tameside Council’s social media for advice and guidance, or call 0161 342 2222 where council representatives will be on hand to offer support.
Dukinfield Town Hall was also opened by the Council overnight to accommodate displaced residents or “anyone that feels unsafe”.
At the time of writing, Tameside Council is yet to publicly and formally address the distressing situation, or provide an update on displaced residents and the support available to those affected.
Information on the above is expected in due course.
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A look at the plans to turn historic Ancoats mill with rich musical heritage into new apartment complex
Hodder + Partners have just revealed new CGIs and a more detailed look at the plans for their redevelopment of the longstanding Brunswick Mill in Ancoats which is set to become a brand-new apartment complex.
The proposals to turn the once creative space with decades of musical heritage into a new residential site were revealed back in 2021 and approved within just a few months, despite having been met with plenty of resistance given its history and cultural significance.
Nevertheless, Northern company Big Red Construction recently kicked off the £50+ million renovation on behalf of developer Arrowsmith Investments and the apartments are projected to be finished in 2026.
With that in mind, the architectural designers Hodder have just released a new look at what Brunswick Mill is set to look like once completed:
Set to transform the historic industrial mill-turned-creative space and music studios on the edge of New Islington into 153 new apartments, ranging from one, two and three-bedroom residences, the redevelopment will be spread across two phases.
In line with designs by Hodder + Partners, the initial phase involves converting the existing mill building and the construction of new four and seven-storey elements to accommodate the remaining 127 homes on the Bradford Road plot in Ancoats.
Big Red Construction, who are also working on the Peelers Yard building for CERT Property and Myprotein founder Oliver Cookson, are expected to complete phase one by the first quarter of 2026.
Here’s another look at what living space people are already buying up:
Along with Hodder + Partners as architects, the project team also consists of HW Consultancy who are covering structural aspects, Manchester firm Clancy for mechanical and electrical considerations, as well as AM Pyro as fire engineers.
With property company Orlando Reid serving as estate agents for the project, 42 out of the 153 apartments have already been sold off-plan, with managing director Baljit Arora describing it as “an exciting period for all parties involved and for the city of Manchester”.
This is just the latest chapter in the continued regeneration of the Ancoats and the New Islington areas, which remain two of the most heavily re-developed areas in the city centre and Greater Manchester as a whole. You can see other hot properties in and around the region HERE.