Full steam ahead for next phase of Muse’s Stockport Exchange  

Designed by Ryder Architecture, the 64,000 sq ft office is the third to come forward under the £145m commercial masterplan. 

Muse Developments is delivering Stockport Exchange in partnership with Stockport Council. 

The £145m project entails the redevelopment of the former Grand Central area of the town into a 375,000 sq ft office-led, mixed-use scheme. 

Earlier phases of the masterplan have seen a 1,000-space multistorey car park, a 115-bedroom Holiday Inn Express hotel, and two offices totalling 120,000 sq ft delivered. 

Muse has now been given planning consent by Stockport Council to start work on Stockport Exchange Three, the fourth phase of the wider development and one that includes a 400-space mulitstorey car park. 

The decked car park is to sit next to the 1,000-space multi-storey park delivered as phase one of Stockport Exchange, which was funded by Canada Life.  

Stockport Exchange Car Park, P.Muse

The MSCP is to be built next to the existing 1,000 space car park. Credit: Muse

Construction is due to begin early next year, according to Muse, but no contractor has been appointed yet.

Eric Wright Group built the first office at Stockport Exchange, home to Stagecoach and Music Magpie, while GMI Construction delivered the second, which is let to BASF. 

Tom Webber, senior development surveyor at Muse, said: “The country’s economic recovery will come from our towns and cities and with people looking to return to the office, it’s clear that there’s still a strong demand to bring forward high-quality office space.  

“Together with our partners at Stockport Council, we’re investing in and repurposing the town centre, transforming it into a connected and vibrant destination, which is acting as a catalyst for further place-changing regeneration through the Mayoral Development Corporation.” 

Savills is the planning consultant for the project.

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So that’s 1400 parking spaces in a town centre location, right outside a train station, a short walk from a bus terminal and with Metrolink coming soon. Twentieth century planning in action in Stockport…

By Vic

This is a very good thing but we need to build more home as well and stop building all these units like the ones you are thinking of building on Bradbury trading estate

By Dale Hart

Excellent planning by the council for a change making sure we attract actual shoppers who will be using cars rather than pretend they don’t then watch all of your retail money head elsewhere. This is reality not fantasy world.

By Anonymous

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