Jackson-Stops is continuing with its plans to expand outside London with a new office in the celebrity-soaked Manchester commuter town of Alderley Edge in Cheshire.
A former wine shop in the town is currently being converted into a Jackson-Stops branch and will open next month. It currently sports window stickers that says somewhat tongue-in-cheek ‘Give your property the edge’.
The closure of the wine shop caused a stir locally after Portland Wine’s landlord gave them notice despite the business wanting to remain at the site.
The new Jackson-Stops branch will give the town six estate agents and is to be Jacksons-Stops ‘flagship’ Cheshire office, suggesting more are in the pipeline.
Alderley Edge is famed for its slew of famous residents and is also Manchester’s most affluent outpost, claiming dozens of footballer as residents including Dwight Yorke, Rio Ferdinand and Michael Carrick, while both Wayne Rooney and the Beckhams have had homes in the town.
Last month Jackson-Stops announced that its London business had been sold to rival Dexters including 11 branches in London and Surrey, which are to continue trading under the Jackson-Stops brand.
This will include its Mayfair branch, which last month was appointed by the prestigious Howard de Walden Estate as one of its four retained letting agents for its 800-property portfolio.
The Alderley Edge office follows another new branch outside London in Lindfield, East Sussex, opened by two former London branch directors Toby Whittome and Guy Kelsey.
Jackson-Stops now has nearly 50 branches across the UK .