Stockport is undergoing a regeneration renaissance and the town centre is primed to undergo a further radical facelift that includes creating Stockport’s new transport interchange, developing more town centre living, quality green spaces and public areas opening on to the River Mersey.
Public consultation on the project begins on June 8th until 11th July with plans being submitted in August.
In plans laid out by the council and clearly demonstrated in a series of artist’s impressions, the “aspirational and iconic” development, which has been on the drawing board since 2015, will include quality, green, public open spaces created on the roof of the new transport interchange. Sitting alongside will be an apartment block providing 196 homes, a joint £40m venture between the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the council. The new homes are set to be complimented by additional retail and leisure facilities within a public area that will overlook the River Mersey.
Stockport is already well connected
Stockport is already well connected sitting alongside a key motorway network and the main west coast rail network. The new plans show that the town is also getting Metrolink ready Connectivity is a alongside improved connectivity to the town’s railway station.
The plans also factor in a route for the Metrolink’s potential arrival to the town, a core part of the future connectivity for Stockport within Greater Manchester and a plan that is designed to place Stockport at the forefront for investors.
Earlier this year, representatives from Stockport Council, the property sector, developers and investors gathered to hear the council’s vision for Stockport, including a masterplan for the A6 in the town centre to reduce traffic, ease congestion and create an altogether more peaceful and cleaner environment.
Subject to planning approval, the main construction works are likely to begin early 2020 with completion of the transport interchange by the end of 2021 and the residential offering around summer 2022.
The council’s long term strategy for transport, amenity and place-making provide a vision for both developers and investors to buy into, evidenced by the success of the initial phases at Stockport Exchange and the success of the quality leisure offering at Redrock.