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.