Osborne is in line to deliver the first phase of a major overhaul of Stockport bus interchange.

The contractor has been lined up to build a new bridge over the River Mersey at Astley Street to provide bus access to the interchange, which will replace the town’s existing bus station between Stockport’s rail viaduct and the A6. Stockport Council has procured the new bridge as an advanced works package, ahead of a wider redevelopment of the interchange and the surrounding area, which is expected to cost £42m.

In August the council chose WSP to conduct a feasibility study for the project and to outline potential development opportunities around the interchange area. WSP is working alongside architect BDP to provide services including building services, environmental consultancy, structural engineering, and town planning.

Potential uses for the land surrounding the interchange include residential, with an 150-home block mooted as part of the plans.

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