Councillors are expected to approve the latest phase of development at Stockport Exchange, allowing plans to move forward for a further 64,000 sq ft of Grade A office space to be delivered in the town centre.
The Council’s planning officers have recommended approval for the scheme with the Central Stockport Area Committee also backing proposals. Stockport Council’s Planning & Highways Regulation Committee will meet on 30th September to make their final decision on the fourth phase of development at Stockport Exchange.
The fourth phase of construction at Stockport Exchange will see the addition a 64,000 sq ft of Grade A commercial office space and a 400-space multi-storey car park for occupiers that features 24 charging points for electric vehicles, solar photovoltaic panels and a green ‘living’ wall.
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, this phase of development was brought forward after having secured £4.2 million of funding via the government’s Getting Building Fund.
Occupiers of commercial space from previous phases of development include global chemicals firm BASF, technology and media reseller musicMagpie, and transport company, Stagecoach. The development also includes a 1000-space NCP car park serving the town centre and train station, and a 115-bedroom Holiday Inn Express hotel that has proved popular with business travellers to Greater Manchester.
The development is being delivered by regeneration specialists, Muse Developments, working in partnership with Stockport Council, and is one of the flagship schemes within the council’s £1 billion plans for the regeneration of Stockport town centre.
Once complete, the wider Stockport Exchange development will have delivered up to 375,000 sq ft of office space and 28,000 sq ft of commercial floor space.