The redevelopment of Adlington Walk at Stockport’s Merseyway begins, marking the first phase of upgrades to the shopping centre.
The improvements to Adlington Walk forms part of a package of works that will see new shop-fronts, landscaping and public realm improvements to Merseyway over the coming years.
The new Adlington Walk will feature ‘best in class’ toilets, parent and child facilities and a quiet room. A new stair a lift core will bring visitors down from the rooftop car park into the shopping centre via a hotel-lobby style entrance. New landscaping will also help to link Merseyway with other areas of the town centre, including Stockport Interchange, due to complete in 2022.
Cllr David Meller, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said:
It’s great news that the first phase of work in Merseyway will soon be underway. These fantastic new facilities will make a huge difference to the shopping centre and will ensure the town centre is even more appealing to visitors.
“Along with Redrock, the revitalised Market Place and a constant stream of new restaurants, bars and shops choosing to set up business in Stockport, we’re creating a town centre we can all be proud of.”
Victoria Nichol, Merseyway Centre Manager, said:
The redevelopment of Adlington Walk is an incredibly exciting start to 2020 for Merseyway. State of the art public facilities, new shop frontages and improvements to the public realm are all incredibly important in enhancing the visitor experience and we’re very much looking forward to reopening a modern, family-friendly Adlington Walk in the Autumn. In the meantime, we’ll be doing everything we can to minimise disruption for both our tenants and customers while these works are carried out.”
The works will mean a temporary closure of Adlington Walk, which connects the main mall to Chestergate and Stockport Old Town through until Autumn 2020. All businesses adjacent to the works will remain open, and directional signage will be in place to help customers.
Graham Construction are the contractors on the work, and have including training opportunities for local people as part of their contract. The redevelopment project is being designed by architects AEW. CBRE manages Merseyway on behalf of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.