Stockport, a North West Success Story

Connecting your business to the rest of the world

Located on the doorstep of Stockport Train Station, Stockport Exchange is at the mercy of Greater Manchester’s unrivalled transport network, linking businesses directly to Manchester City Centre in as little as eight minutes and London in under two hours.


“We have recruited locally but we have staff who travel in from all over the North West, so location was really important.”


“Stockport offers unrivalled access to regional, national and international business markets. Its location has contributed significantly to our ability to grow."


“Stockport has a well-educated and highly skilled workforce and for us this has proved invaluable in helping us grow.”

MAN Diesel & Turbo Ltd


£ 1000000000

Value of the investment currently taking place across Stockport


Number of businesses and counting in Stockport

1000000 sq ft

Commercial space deals April 2017 - March 2018. Investment at an all-time high


People of working age live within 30 minutes of Stockport town centre

Market Place & Underbanks

Home to specialist shops, restaurants and bars. The area has become a popular destination for food and drink - restaurateur Steve Pilling’s The Produce Hall has joined the award winning Where the Light Gets In and other popular favourites including the Bakers Vault and Project 53, part of the Mobberley Brew House portfolio

Merseyway Shopping Centre

Home to high-street names, independent shops and events, Merseyway is the thriving retail heart of Stockport which is set to enjoy a multi-million transformation over the coming years.

Redrock Stockport

With a 12-screen Light Cinema, restaurants including Zizzi, PizzaExpress, Berretto Lounge and a gym, Redrock is Stockport's new must-visit leisure destination.

Transport Interchange

With a town centre park, high-quality apartments & state-of-the art transport facilities work is starting to create a brand new transport interchange for Stockport.

Stockport Rail Station

Breathing new life into the rail station and surrounding areas the rail station masterplan will transform Stockport Station into a modern facility, building on the town's already first class connectivity.

Covent Garden

Just one of the town centre residential developments taking place in Stockport town centre. Covent Garden Village is 74 homes for residents and families.

Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation

Bold and ambition plan to transform Town Centre West into Greater Manchester’s newest, coolest and greenest urban village. Recent announcements include Capital & Centric transforming Weir Mill to create 250 apartments.


Proposals progressing to extend Metrolink from the existing East Didsbury line to the new Stockport Interchange to further enhance the town’s connectivity


Stockport is located on the periphery of Manchester, the Northern Powerhouse that is at the epicentre of national business growth, bringing a dynamic and vibrant environment to live and work. Stockport and its encompassing areas offer a more rural feel to residential living, with peace of mind that Manchester City Centre is only a short journey away.


More than two million people of working age live within 30 minutes of Stockport town centre, with a large percentage of these being skilled workers. Stockport is currently home to many international businesses and thriving start-ups, making it a prominent location to base a business in the North West.


It’s not all work, no play. Whether you are looking for small independent restaurants or established brands you know you can trust, Stockport has a thriving leisure community of bars, markets, microbreweries, shopping facilities and museums on your doorstep. Within the scheme, Cafelito is located on the ground floor of 1 Stockport Exchange, serving you with any refreshments you may require.


Stockport’s connectivity plays a pivotal role in making the town a prime location for businesses. An extensive range of railway routes are accessible from Stockport Train Station, and with plans for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink service to extend its route to Stockport in the future, Stockport will remain a front runner for businesses to station themselves in the North West.