Stockport Council has appointed Cushman & Wakefield, Optimised Environments (OPEN) and WSP to support the first Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC) proposed for Stockport.
Cushman & Wakefield, OPEN and WSP will prepare a Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) and work with consultants to realise the Council’s vision for Stockport Town Centre West.
Covering 130 acres of brownfield land in the heart of Stockport, the proposed MDC will help accelerate the transformation of the area to the west of the town centre, creating a new urban village of up to 3,000 homes.
The vision is to establish the area as Greater Manchester’s newest, greenest, and coolest affordable urban neighbourhood, harnessing its history and nature to establish a distinctive urban environment and a sustainable place to live. The development will provide a choice of homes and workspace set within a place of quality setting the benchmark in town centre living and a jewel in the crown for Greater Manchester.
The proposal to establish the MDC is currently out to public consultation and the draft SRF will be consulted on by Stockport Council in spring 2019.
Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration said:
“Stockport’s Town Centre West is an exceptionally well-connected area with tremendous regeneration potential. We need to bring new homes into Stockport for the future while doing all we can to protect our Borough’s green spaces. The Strategic Regeneration Framework for Town Centre West is a key part of that approach and will set out an ambitious vision for how we can work together with landowners, developers and investors, the Greater Manchester Mayor, Homes England, and the wider public and private sectors to help the area reach its potential.”
Caroline Baker, Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Manchester Office who is leading the consultants team said:
“We are delighted to be supporting Stockport Council and its partners to determine the potential of Stockport Town Centre West. The Council has already led the way in the transformation of the town’s office and leisure offer and we are thrilled to be supporting them now to focus on transforming the residential offer.”
Further details can be found about the Mayoral Development Corporation including an opportunity to comment on the proposal (until 10 March 2019) at GM Consult