Stockport Exchange reaches another key milestone as demolition work commences to make way for future phases

The North-West’s premier business hub has taken a step further

Stockport Exchange reaches another key milestone as demolition work commences to make way for future phases

Stockport Exchange, the North-West’s premier business hub, has taken a step further, with demolition work now started on the A6 frontage to make way for future phases.

The five properties at 76 - 84 Wellington Road South have been unoccupied for some time and had fallen into a state of dereliction. The Council has now acquired these and work will be undertaken by Manchester firm PP O’Connor demolition contractors which will last for three months. Their removal will open up views into the wider Exchange estate which is now completing its 4th phase. A new temporary landscaped area will be put in where the buildings stood.

It is not expected to have any impact on traffic flow on the A6 or the vicinity.

Cllr Mark Hunter, Leader of Stockport Council, said: “Stockport Exchange has been a huge success, attracting businesses from a wide variety of sectors and I’m delighted that these derelict properties are being cleared to make way for future phases.

“This addresses market demand for high quality office space in an accessible location, with all the amenities of the town centre on their doorstep, including the transport interchange which completes next year, as well as improvements to Merseyway and the Underbanks.

“I look forward to seeing our ambitious plans progress even further and updating on progress.”

Stockport Exchange is now completing its fourth phase, with a high-quality 64,000 sq ft office building currently under construction and due for completion early next year. The £145m development is being delivered by Stockport Council, and Muse, and forms part of Stockport’s Town Centre West £500m regeneration master-plan, being delivered by Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC), alongside it’s public and private partners. The 130-acre site will bring over 4,000 new homes, alongside major transport and infrastructure improvements, Grade A office space and new leisure spaces and amenities to the town centre.

The fifth phase of eight, is currently in the design process with partners Muse and architects Sheppard Robson who are also updating the masterplan for the remaining phases.

Once complete, the wider Stockport Exchange development will have delivered up to 375,000 sq ft of office space, creating a new business hub for the North-West.