Work has started on the next phase of Stockport Exchange which aims to bring a new business hub in the town centre and with it new jobs as part of the Council’s Investing in Stockport programme. Due to open in late 2016, this stage of the works will bring a 115 bed Holiday Inn Express hotel, 50,000 sq ft Grade A office building including ground floor retail space and new areas of public realm to the town centre.
The work will bring some temporary disruption to access as from 9th January, a section of Station Road in front of the railway station will be closed to traffic as the site’ hoarding line is extended across the road. This stage of works will run from January to July 2016.
During this time, vehicles from the A6 will be able to get to the station via Railway Road. A new temporary pull in / turning area with a bus stop and taxi rank will be created for passengers at the end of Railway Road between the station and the Multi Storey Car Park.
Councillor Patrick McAuley, Executive Member for Thriving Economy at Stockport Council said: Visitors to Stockport town centre may have seen the exciting changes taking place at Stockport Exchange over the past few weeks. The framework for the office building is now in place and work on the hotel frame has begun.
The benefits Stockport Exchange will bring to Stockport we hope will be significant, but there needs to be some changes that take place during the works. I want to encourage everyone to find out more about the road layout changes around the station either online or by visiting one of the exhibitions.
Information about the changes and the Investing in Stockport programme is also available online at www.stockport.gov.uk/investingingrowth