Last updated 17 August 2023
New healthcare clinic arrives at Stockport Exchange
CHEC offers community-based ophthalmology services in the UK, providing treatments for conditions such as Glaucoma and Cataracts
CHEC (Community Health and Eyecare) has officially been welcomed to its new treatment centre at 2 Stockport Exchange.
The striking 61,500 sq ft six-storey building sits next to the highly successful 1 Stockport Exchange. Once complete, the wider Stockport Exchange development will have delivered up to 375,000 sq ft of office space and 28,000 sq ft of commercial retail and leisure floor space.
The stunning six-storey building is already home to BASF, law firm ONP, and multi-let industrial property company Industrials REIT.
CHEC is one of the largest providers of community-based ophthalmology services in the UK, providing treatments for conditions such as Glaucoma and Cataracts. In 2022, CHEC also commenced diagnostic endoscopy services and this new state of the art treatment centre will provide both Ophthalmology and Endoscopy services.
The £145m, eight-phase, Stockport Exchange development is being delivered by Stockport Council and nationwide placemaker Muse.
Stockport Exchange forms part of Stockport’s wider £500m Town Centre West regeneration masterplan, being delivered by Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC), alongside it’s public and private partners.
The wider 130-acre Town Centre West area will bring more than 4,000 new homes, alongside major transport and infrastructure improvements, Grade A office space and new leisure spaces and amenities to the town centre.
Cllr Colin MacAlister, Cabinet Member for Economy, Regeneration and Housing along with representatives from Muse and Stockport Council Officers, were given a tour of the impressive modern treatment facility, one of 17 branches nationwide, met staff members and were talked through patient journey and treatment and surgery that would be undertaken on site.
Stockport Council and Muse are on site approaching completion with the latest phase, phase 4, of regeneration at Exchange, delivering a further 64,000 sq ft of first-class office space, together with a 399-space multi-storey tenant car park.
Including, 24 EV charging points and solar panels, will increase the sustainability and help meet energy requirements of the car park.
Cllr Colin MacAlister, Cabinet Member for Economy, Regeneration and Housing at Stockport Council, said: “I was delighted to officially welcome CHEC to their new home at Stockport Exchange, which continues to be hugely popular with businesses from a wide variety of sectors due to its prime location and high specification design. It is pleasing that we are able to diversify our offer and tenant mix into the Health sector with CHEC.
“With work on the Transport Interchange now well underway, as well as improvements to Merseyway and plans for a new Innovation Centre, confidence in the town is high, with high street names like IKEA, who have opened in the town centre and Marks and Spencer at Stockport Retail Park, also giving their endorsement.
“I wish CHEC all the best at 2 Stockport Exchange.”
Tom Webber, senior development surveyor at Muse, said: “On behalf of Muse, I’d like to welcome CHEC to Stockport Exchange. The new business community we’re creating with the council, is all about revitalising the town centre and creating a striking and connected place where people feel proud to come to work, live and spend time in.
“Together with the council, we’ve created is a catalyst for wider regeneration in the town, which is creating a brighter future for Stockport. We’re proud to continue playing a part in the town’s future success through the Mayoral Development Corporation.”
Jose Bailey, Commercial Director at CHEC, said: “CHEC’s expansion into Stockport, combined with prestigious clinical excellence recognition this year is a testament to the ongoing work we are doing to support the NHS and patients across the UK.
"We are thrilled to announce the opening of our brand-new hospital here this summer, expanding patient choice, reducing waiting times and offering an alternative solution for patients to access elective and community-based services in Greater Manchester.”
The wider Stockport Exchange development will deliver up to 375,000 sq ft of office space and 28,000 sq ft of commercial retail and leisure floor space.
The momentum of the scheme continues with the Council and Muse about to embark on design and planning of Phase 5 to feature a further c.65,000sq ft of office, alongside updating the Exchange Masterplan to plan out remaining phases 5-8.
Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE are appointed as joint agents for the scheme.