New paving and lighting for Merseyway as next stage of town transformation gets underway

Work will begin in Merseyway, close to the public toilets, on Monday, January 17

Merseyway Shopping Centre is to have new paving and lighting installed as part of the next phase of transforming Stockport’s town centre.

Stockport Council will be starting a new improvement project from Monday, January 17, which will see works taking place within Vernon Walk in Merseyway connecting the main shopping area to Chestergate, between Primark, Boots and the public toilets.

These works will help to support the wider multi-million pound regeneration of the town centre and will complement the current investments planned at Stockroom and the former BHS unit, which are part of the council’s ongoing strategy to improve the high street and create a vibrant town centre that will benefit visitors, residents, and local businesses in the town.

The scheme for Merseyway includes the replacement of the existing paving and waterproofing the roof of the basement below – the River Mersey runs below the shopping centre.

Cllr David Meller, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “We want to encourage people to rediscover the town centre and the start of this project in Merseyway is part of that.

“We have to keep pushing forward with our plans for the town.

“As we’ve shown with our resurfacing work in the Underbanks, projects like this can vastly improve an area. The repaving of Merseyway is just one part of the story to revitalise our town centre and make it a place where people want to live, work, shop and play.”

The Vernon Way works will take approximately 12 weeks to complete, with further works in Merseyway set to begin at Easter.

Further waterproofing and pavement improvement work will continue as we move on to the section of Deanery Way, between Merseyway and the White Lion, in late February.