Last updated 18 June 2018
Office space available in the heart of Stockport town centre
Young, entrepreneurial businesses looking for centrally located offices can now benefit from the transformation taking place within Stockport’s historic Market and Underbanks area.
Merchants House, originally occupied by the Post Office in the 1820s and by the Bank of Stockport in the 1850s, is located in the heart of the Market Place and provides modern, flexible office accommodation.
Businesses can also access a range of one-to-one business support and workshops, making the centre ideal for start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Owned by Stockport Council and managed by Oxford Innovation, Merchants House has office suites available from 100 sq ft on all-inclusive rolling monthly agreements, thereby providing flexible workspace in a central Stockport location which is becoming a hub for growing companies. It’s a perfect environment for those who need to escape the image of their home office or have outgrown their current offices.
The Market Place and the neighbouring Underbanks area are undergoing a radical and exciting programme of investment which is seeing the historic fabric of the area restored. This includes the announcement by the Council of an anchor tenant for the historic Produce Hall adjacent to Merchants House, which will deliver a new street food and restaurant offer.
Merchants House is ideally located 10 minutes’ walk from Stockport’s railway and bus stations and is only couple of minutes from Merseyway shopping centre and Redrock, the Council’s new £45 million leisure development that is home to the Light cinema and restaurants such as Loungers, Zizzi and Pizza Express.
Councillor Kate Butler, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “Merchants House offers fantastic office spaces in an incredible historical part of our town centre. There’s so much happening in Stockport in terms of regeneration and investment, so I’d encourage entrepreneurs to come join us and be part of an exciting time for Stockport.”
Nick Yates, Director of design agency Future which is located at Merchants House, said: “The move to Merchants House has proved a great decision for our Stockport team. The bright office space successfully reflects our fresh, modern brand in a vibrant and exciting location that our clients appreciate, whether visiting us in the studio or meeting in one of the many café bars located close by.
“Our staff and clients benefit from the flexible commute options, being central for bus, train and motorway. The upbeat location has a real buzz and is a thriving hive of activity that stimulates a highly creative atmosphere within the studio.”
For further information about the facility, please contact John Booth, Merchants House Manager, on 0161 443 4100.