Experts appointed to lead Stockport’s proposed Mayoral Development Corporation

Town Centre West proposals were launched last year

Stockport Council has appointed Cushman & Wakefield, Optimised Environments (OPEN) and WSP to prepare a Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) to support the first Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC) proposed in Greater Manchester.

Covering 130 acres of brownfield land in the heart of Stockport, the proposed MDC will help accelerate the transformation of the area to the West of the town centre, creating a new urban village of up to 3,000 homes.

The vision is to establish the area as Greater Manchester’s newest, greenest, and coolest affordable urban neighbourhood.

The proposal to establish the MDC is currently out to public consultation and the draft SRF will be consulted on by Stockport Council this Spring.

Cllr Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s cabinet member for economy and regeneration, said: “Stockport’s Town Centre West is an exceptionally well-connected area with tremendous regeneration potential.

“We need to bring new homes into Stockport for the future while doing all we can to protect our borough’s green spaces.

“The Strategic Regeneration Framework for Town Centre West is a key part of that approach and will set out an ambitious vision for how we can work together with landowners, developers and investors, the Greater Manchester Mayor, Homes England, and the wider public and private sectors to help the area reach its potential.”

Caroline Baker, head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Manchester Office, who is leading the consultants team, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Stockport Council and its partners to determine the potential of Stockport Town Centre West.

“The council has already led the way in the transformation of the town’s office and leisure offer and we are thrilled to be supporting them now to focus on transforming the residential offer.”