A modern industrial park bringing new jobs and opportunities to the area is to be built in Cheadle Heath.
To be known as Aurora Stockport, the development will see 154,500 sq ft of brand new industrial space on the old Gorsey bank site.
Aurora Stockport will offer light industrial units ranging from 8,700 sq ft to 47,000 sq ft. A planning application for the new estate has been submitted and it is hoped construction will start in Spring 2016 with the first units being available from early 2017.
Cllr Patrick McAuley, Executive Member for Thriving Economy at Stockport Council said: “I am pleased to announce that the Council is proceeding with the development of Aurora Stockport. The opportunities that this transformation will bring for both local residents and the business community are significant as well as creating well over 240 new jobs locally.
“This news comes at an exciting time for our town. Work on some of our flagship regeneration developments has now begun and Holiday Inn Express has just announced they will be opening a hotel in our town centre as part of Stockport Exchange.”
Aurora Stockport is part of a range of growth projects which will see £900 million invested into Stockport over the coming years by the Council and its partners. Estimates predict this work will bring at least 5,000 new jobs and 1,100 new homes to Stockport, for the benefit of residents and businesses.