Orbit Developments and the Business Desk are co-hosting a Business Breakfast event relaying the success story that is Stockport.
Leasing Director at Orbit, Rhys Owen – pictured left, explains more:
This week (Thursday 28th February) we will be hosting our latest breakfast event, where 100+ attendees will hear from the council and local businesses – Orbit Developments, Music Magpie, Grassroots Recruitment and international hearing device brand Starkeys – on the success story that is Stockport.
In preparation I have been thinking about the change that our town centre will see over the next five years and it’s safe to say we have a lot to talk about.
2019 will bring the installation of the ‘frame and glazing’ of the new Stockport Exchange buildings and the conversion of the old Royal Mail sorting office into high end apartments, featuring a huge ‘living’ green wall, a positive environmental statement for the A6.
Further conversion of properties across the town centre into residential space will provide well over 500 units, hoping to draw young professionals out of the city centre. This change in demographics is key to ensuring future success.
The disposable income of younger residents will surely fuel a growing appetite for good food and drink and drive a buzzing social scene around the latest bars popping up and even the new Food Hall.
This once ignored town centre is reaping the rewards of local council and stakeholder partnerships, working together with local businesses to deliver a private and publicly-regenerated town centre.
We’re so proud of the change that has already happened, but maybe the most exciting times for Stockport are yet to come?
It’s hard to imagine how different the town centre will be in five years’ time, but maybe government bodies will be talking about the positive economic change in Stockport as they do now with Altrincham.
So, put preconceptions to one side and come and see the true Stockport story unfolding. You never know, you might even become a part of it.