News that Redrock Stockport has been shortlisted by Business Design magazine for The Carbuncle Cup has been dismissed by many Stockport residents who welcome the new leisure complex as part of Stockport’s £1bn investment programme.
Prior to opening, Councillors said Redrock, which has a 10-screen cinema, restaurants, a bar, gym, large car park and public open space, will transform Stockport town centre. It seems it has!
Redrock is home to the new Light cinema, Zizzis, Barretto Lounge, Pizza Express and Creams who were most recently joined by coffee shop Mangobean.
Commenting on social media, it seems many of Stockport’s residents and visitors agree with local councillors, having visited the cinema, restaurants and gym at Redrock in the past few months:
Commenting on Facebook, Joanne Topham, said:
“Bit harsh probably the best thing that’s happened to Stockport in years. The Cinema is fabulous and anything that brings money to a dying high street has to be a good thing”.
Agreeing with Joanne, Joanne Marie added “It’s actually a pretty good place in Stockport now. Why so much negativity?’
Jonathan Davies added: “Not a massive fan of the building but can’t deny that it has regenerated an area of Stockport.”
Councillor Kate Butler, cabinet member for regeneration, had earlier said:
“Redrock is a fantastic addition to Stockport, complete with smart new tree lined streets and public squares for everyone to enjoy.
“Redrock has improved the Bridgefield Street area beyond recognition.
“A once sprawling car park has been replaced with an extremely popular leisure destination.
“What is indisputable is the huge success of Redrock. Since it opened visitor numbers have already exceeded those originally expected”.
The Light cinema has also played host to a number of business events in the town centre, including Marketing Stockport’s own monthly event earlier this year, and has proved to be a valuable asset to Stockport for visitors and businesses alike.