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The scheme is located close to the town's famous viaduct. Credit: ECF

ECF outlines phasing for £250m Stockport 8

Up to 470 homes could be delivered in the initial phase of the 10-year regeneration project, which is due to start on site in January 2026.

ECF, appointed to lead the £250m Stockport 8 project last year, has submitted early-stage plans with the local council that provide fresh detail on the individual phases.

As well as up to 470 homes, the first phase would feature up to 9,500 sq ft of commercial space. The 3.4-acre phase one plot comprises the existing Stagecoach depot off Daw Bank and Viaduct Street.

Work is due to start on this phase in early 2026 and complete in June 2028, according to an EIA Scoping report prepared by Deloitte.

Phase two could see up to 454 homes delivered as well as 3,200 sq ft of commercial space on 3.3 acres immediately west of phase one. This part of the project is scheduled to begin in January 2029 and complete in June 2031.

The final phase will see 2.5 acres north of the depot redeveloped into around 398 homes and 3,000 sq ft of commercial space.

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ShedKM is the architect for the project. Credit: ECF

All being well, ECF expects the third and final phase to start in January 2032 and complete in June 2034.

Shedkm is the architect, Planit is advising on landscape, and Deloitte is the planning consultant. Additionally, Walker Sime is the project manager. To learn more about the scheme, search for reference number DC/092541 on Stockport Council’s planning portal.

Stockport 8 intends to extend the town centre westwards by redeveloping council-owned land on either side of King Street West and next to the railway viaduct.

Schemes already being delivered nearby include Capital&Centric’s Weir Mill and the recently completed redevelopment of the town’s bus station, which features a new transport interchange and a 196-home BTR development.

The team behind Stockport 8 will launch its second consultation on the proposals later this week. Residents will be able to have their say online or at in-person drop-in events.

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Will we ever change from a big building site which seems to never end?

By Ian bruce

Looks great – get it built!

By Anonymous

Fantastic. Good to see Weir Mill & the Interchange crowding in so much investment. Get that tram built!

By Anonymous

We just need the transport infrastructure to support it. Stockport M60 is gridlocked every night …we need the tram asap

By Wes

This is great, so let’s hope you can actually buy them, not just rent!

By GPW

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