Your new Interchange park is coming – have your say now!

Council is looking for suggestions on what residents would like to see in the new park that will be part of the town's new multi-million pound Interchange development

Your new Interchange park is coming – have your say now!

Stockport Council is seeking engagement and feedback around its plans for Interchange Park: a new green space hub that will sit on top of the town's new transport interchange (currently the Stockport Bus Station).

The iconic park is set to be a part of Stockport’s wider regeneration strategy, and it is hoped it will be enjoyed by everyone living in, working or visiting the borough.

This week sees the launch of a new dedicated website to collect opinions and feedback on the plans from residents. While some parts of the Interchange Park plan are fixed for structural reasons, the individual features of the park will be informed directly as a result of the engagement process. The website is open for feedback until 13 October 2021.

Stockport residents and visitors are being asked how they would use the park, for example for children’s play, events and pop-ups, festivals or community gardening projects. This will help to inform the final design of the space.

The engagement survey is also a chance to name specific features for the park, such as art, seating, lighting and shelter, to allow residents to go into detail about how they would like Interchange Park to look.

Councillor David Meller, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “This is a great opportunity for residents to make sure their voice is heard and play a role in shaping Interchange Park.

“The project is such an exciting one, and I’m sure the park will be a fantastic asset to the town centre of Stockport. We want to make sure that the park is tailored to the needs of its visitors, and we’ve had some great engagement so far, but we want to make sure everyone has their say.

"Whether it’s more plants and flowers or safe and well-lit places to sit and relax – make sure you log your views using our engagement portal. Your views will directly influence the final design of the park!”

The park will feature lifts from the pavilion building to the transport interchange (on the floor below), as well as a pedestrian and cycle link to Station Road. There will also be new apartments and shops and a café for everyone to enjoy.

As well as the website, Stockport Council’s engagement teams will be touring Stockport in a VW Campervan, visiting high streets and parks across the borough to spark conversations about the plans for Interchange Park.

To find out more about Interchange Park and log your views, visit the Stockport Interchange Park website.