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Stockport highlighted as one of a handful of places ‘to watch’ in 2020

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A global property services firm has said Preston, Stockport and Macclesfield are among ‘places to watch’ in 2020.

Caroline Baker, head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Manchester office, said: “Great connectivity, clear vision and strategy, public sector support and increasing interest from developers and investors will come together to demonstrate how smaller cities and town centres can support a new wave of investment in urban centres, creating great sustainable and healthier places to work, live and enjoy shopping, leisure and cultural opportunities.”

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Works to Stockport’s former Marks & Spencer building has now begun.

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Work has started on the former Stockport Marks and Spencer building at Merseyway Shopping Centre, following the appointment of Austin Wilkinson Demolition (AWD), developers Glenbrook have confirmed.

The AWD team is now on site clearing and preparing the building for the main works programme to be completed in 2020. Glenbrook is working alongside a design team including AEW Architects and Knutsford-based interior design studio, Incognito.

The developers plan to transform the site into a mixed-use space, with office, leisure and retail offerings under a new brand to be launched early 2020.

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Major plans hailed as ‘next big step’ towards Stockport’s £120m transport interchange

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Plans for a new town centre bus lane and upgrades to a key junction have been hailed as the next ‘big step’ towards work starting on Stockport’s £120m transport interchange.

Under the proposals Heaton Lane would become a camera-enforced ‘busway’ with all other vehicles – bar bicycles and taxis – banned from travelling in either direction.

Also in the pipeline are a series of improvements to the A6/Heaton Lane junction, making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

The move would enable Heaton Lane Car Park to operate as a stop-gap bus station while work is completed on the new interchange at the current site

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Glenbrook adds to Merseyway momentum with M&S buy

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This article is courtesy of Place North West

The developer has bought the vacant 80,550 sq ft former Marks & Spencer store in the heart of Stockport’s Merseyway with plans now advancing to transform it into offices, leisure, and retail.

After purchasing the building for an undisclosed sum, Glenbrook is now working with architect AEW to overhaul the existing building, with offices planned for the upper floors and retail and leisure on the lower ground and ground.

Glenbrook will now strip out the building ahead of a full redevelopment. The building has been vacant since April 2018 when M&S shut the store as part of its ongoing shop closure programme.

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Stockport Council reveal further plans for Town Centre West

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Stockport Council has revealed details of its plans for Town Centre West, a sizable regeneration area which is set to include 3,500 homes, 1m sq ft of employment space and social infrastructure for tenants, delivered as part of the creation of the Mayoral Development Corporation. This consultation into the strategic regeneration framework for the site will open at lunchtime today.

The plans have been developed with Cushman & Wakefield, OPEN and WSP, and sets out the potential for around 3,500 homes of all types and tenures, along with the amenity and social infrastructure needed for existing and future residents. The framework also proposes more than 1m sq ft of mixed employment space, an “urban riverside”, and a series of new and improved public spaces.

The proposals form part of the creation of the first Mayoral Development Corporation in Greater Manchester, according to the council the first in the country to focus on a town centre. Key themes for the plan are community, innovation, and sustainability, as part of the council’s drive to deliver town centre living in Stockport.

The full article can be found here on the Place North West website

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Stockport Interchange Residential Developer search gets underway

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Stockport council have announced that they are looking to appoint a residential development partner to help deliver the residential element of its £120m town centre transport interchange.

The development is set to feature 196 apartments in one building overlooking the new public green space.

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Stockport Council release images of their vision for the new Merseyway

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Stockport Council would love to hear your views on our proposals to refurbish Adlington Walk – the covered area of Merseyway that links the main mall at Chestergate and the Old Town.

The drop-in consultation events take place on Wednesday 22 May and Friday 24 May from 10am to 4pm in Arden Walk at Merseyway.

If you can’t make the events, you can still view the plans and give feedback here:

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