Work has been completed on a 50,000 sq ft, 5 storey office development by Eric Wright construction, located at the town’s new gateway, Stockport Exchange.
Muse are developing Stockport Exchange in partnership with Stockport Council and are currently in negotiations with potential occupiers.
The Council bought the site in 2011 to bring forward an office-led development, creating an attractive new gateway to the town centre.
Stockport Council funded the phase 2 development at Stockport Exchange which also includes a 115-bed hotel, a new 1000 space multi-storey car park and a Sainsbury’s Local store.
The Holiday Inn is due to open before Christmas and Sainsury’s in early January.
Phase Three will include further office buildings, extension of the open space and further improved accessibility for pedestrians, and will be delivered on a phased basis up to 2020.
The scheme will ultimately deliver up to 375,000 sq ft of offices, 28,000 sq ft of commercial floor spaces. Public spaces will be developed outside the railway station facilities and a wide range of cafes and shops available at ground floor level. Ease of access to the town centre is a major feature.
Wes Erlam, development director at Muse, said: “Completing the first office is a major milestone in this game-changing development for Stockport.
“Stockport Exchange is truly transforming this part of the town, which is unrecognisable even from a just a few months ago. With Holiday Inn Express and Sainsbury’s due to open shortly and attractive new public space nearly finished, it will soon become a thriving commercial district.”.
Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE are joint agents for the scheme.