Work Begins on Stockport Town Centre Transformation

The regeneration of many parts of Stockport have now begun, looking to completely transform the town centre...

Stockport is currently in the throws of an almost complete regeneration project, one which sees the transport interchange transformed, as well as the modernisation of the ageing Merseyway shopping district.

The town’s open spaces are set to be transformed as Merseyway is modernised with new surfacing and improved public realm. This comes on the back of extensive ‘unseen’ renovations and waterproofing on the 400m tunnel which runs through the town and covers the River Mersey.

The Council have already carried out extensive structural improvements from below, and will now begin waterproofing to extend its lifespan considerable.

In addition, improvements to the visible parts of the shopping centre have begin, with new paving, lighting, benches and planters and landscaping.

This is all part of the wider regeneration of Stockport town centre, going alongside projects which are part of the ongoing strategy to improve the high street and “create a vibrant town centre which benefits visitors, residents and businesses.”

The new £120m Transport Interchange

Mark Glynn, director of place management at Stockport Council, said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for Stockport’s town centre and this work taking place in Merseyway is just part of our multi-million investment to ensure our town is a great place to live, work, shop and play.

“We will do everything we can to ensure these essential works cause as little disruption as possible, including working closely with businesses, residents and the contractor, whilst ensuring that the finished scheme is something that will serve the town for years to come.”

The works are planned to be completed during the summer of 2023.

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