The new year will see large parts of Stockport’s £1 billion regeneration project come to fruition the council has revealed.
Bosses at the town hall say the five-year investment programme will create 5,000 new jobs and bring 1,100 new homes.
Among the developments is the £145 Stockport Exchange commercial scheme – next to the train station – that will create 300,000sq ft of office space.
Phase two has almost been completed with a 50,000sq ft office building including a Sainsbury’s on the ground floor.
Redrock Stockport, the £45m leisure development between Princes Street and the M60, is set to be finished in November 2017.
And it is expected that the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road will be open to traffic in autumn 2017.
Subject to planning permission phase three of the Hopes Carr/Covent Garden residential development will also begin next year bringing 91 new homes to follow on from 200 already created.
Other housing developments are planned for brownfield sites.