Aurora Stockport Industrial Park had cause for a double celebration this week with news that another two units have been snapped up and residents, businesses, Councillors and guests gathered to celebrate the official opening.
Held in one of the new units at Aurora, guests attended the official opening and saw the transformation that has taken place and to celebrate the opportunities the industrial park has brought to our town.
Aurora Stockport industrial park covers an area of 146,000 sq ft located next to junction 1 of the M60.
The development is part of the £1 billion investment programme currently underway across Stockport. Estimates predict that the investment work will bring at least 5,000 new jobs and 1,100 new homes to Stockport.
The multi-million investment project has turned a once derelict 18 acre site into an industrial park that is home to 10 modern units, a riverside park and improved walking routes into the town centre.
A number of local residents secured construction apprenticeships and work placements on the development gaining invaluable work skills for the future; Seddon have worked with a number of community groups providing them with new facilities and jobs are being created that residents can benefit from as companies move into Aurora.
Eight of the park’s 10 units are now let or under offer as companies choose to move their businesses to Stockport or grow for the future at Aurora. Just weeks after completing a 15 year lease on two units, Aeroco Group, are now under offer on an extra two units at the industrial estate.
New contracts secured by this leading aircraft component maintenance specialist has seen their demand for space grow and Aurora was the natural place for them to invest further. This news means that Aurora is now 83% let or under offer.
Councillor Kate Butler, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council said:
Aurora Stockport and its success so far is amazing. A once abandoned part of our town has been transformed into a vibrant employment areas bringing new businesses, jobs and opportunities to Stockport.
Seizing the opportunities like those offered at Aurora, to continue to build a strong future for our town and residents is at the heart of the investments we’re making in Stockport at the moment.”
Jpeg image captions:
Image 1 – Cllr Alex Ganotis (Leader of Stockport Council) and Cllr Kate Butler (Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration are joined by representatives from the Aurora Stockport tenants, Seddon Construction and Stockport Council to celebrate the opening of the new industrial park.
Images 2 and 3 – Aurora Stockport