01/04/16

Work on phase 2 of Stockport Exchange has now begun and the area in front of Stockport railway station is changing.

Creating a new vibrant business hub in the town centre that will bring new jobs and opportunities to Stockport, Stockport Exchange is part of the Council’s ‘Investing in Stockport’ programme. Due to open in late 2016, this stage of the works will bring a 115 bed Holiday Inn Express® hotel, 50,000 sq ft Grade A office building including ground floor retail space and new areas of public realm to the town centre.

As the work continues, some changes need to be made to the area immediately in front of the station from early January.

From 9th January, a section of Station Road in front of the railway station will be closed to traffic as the site’s hoarding line is extended across the road.  This stage of works will run from January to July 2016.

During this time, vehicles from the A6 will be able to get to the station via Railway Road. A new temporary pull in / turning area with a bus stop and taxi rank will be created for passengers at the end of Railway Road between the station and the Multi Storey Car Park.

To keep you updated about the changes taking place a public exhibition outlining the works will be held at Stockport Railway Station on the following days:

  • Thursday 7th January 2016 (3pm to 6pm)
  • Friday 8th January 2016 (8am to 10am)

Team members will be available at these times to answer any questions you may have.

Councillor Patrick McAuley, Executive Member for Thriving Economy at Stockport Council said: “Visitors to Stockport town centre may have seen the exciting changes taking place at Stockport Exchange over the past few weeks.  The framework for the office building is now in place and work on the hotel frame has begun. 

“The benefits Stockport Exchange will bring to Stockport we hope will be significant, but there needs to be some changes that take place during the works.  I want to encourage everyone to find out more about the road layout changes around the station either online or by visiting one of the exhibitions.”

Wes Erlam, development director at Muse, said: “As part of the second phase of Stockport Exchange, we’ll be creating a new public space outside the train station, as well as a new Grade A office, hotel and retail units. This will completely transform the area to the front of the train station into an attractive and welcoming gateway to the town centre. From January there will be a number of changes to the road layout so we’d like to invite people to either attend the exhibition or visit the website to find out more, so we can keep Stockport moving throughout the construction process.”

Information about the changes and the Investing in Stockport programme is also available online at www.stockport.gov.uk/investingingrowth

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For media enquiries and additional images, please contact Kate Ruddick, Senior Communications Officer, at kate.ruddick@stockport.gov.uk or 0161 474 3071.

Notes to Editors:

Investing in Stockport

Investing in Stockport is Stockport Council’s programme that will see the town build on its strengths and create more jobs and opportunities for residents whilst simultaneously changing how we work and deliver Council services. A key part of this work is our Investing in Growth projects.

Investing in Growth will see a range of ambitious projects launched across Stockport aimed at ensuring the town continues to grow and meet the needs of modern day life. The multi-million pound programme will see investment being made into a range of projects across Stockport by both the Council and its partners.  Estimates predict that this will bring at least 5,000 new jobs and 1,100 new homes to Stockport.

Muse Developments

Muse Developments is one of the country’s leading names in mixed-use development and urban regeneration. A national developer with regional operations in Manchester, London, Leeds, and Glasgow. Muse is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £2 billion and which operates through five divisions of construction and infrastructure, affordable housing, fit out, urban regeneration and investments.

www.musedevelopments.com