Demolition work under way on latest phase of Stockport Exchange
Demolition work has now started on derelict buildings to make way for future phases of business hub, Stockport Exchange.
The work on the A6 frontage involves five properties at 76-84 Wellington Road South, which 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 demolition contractor, PP O’Connor, which will last for three months.
Their removal will open up views into the wider Exchange estate which is now completing its fourth 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.”
Stockport Exchange is now completing its fourth phase, with a 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 masterplan, being delivered by Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC), alongside its public and private partners.
The 130-acre site will bring more than 4,000 new homes, alongside major transport and infrastructure improvements, Grade A office space and new leisure spaces and amenities.
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.