Muse progresses Stockport office development

Construction of a 50,000 sq ft office building and 115-bed Holiday Inn Express hotel for Muse Developments will gather pace at Stockport Exchange this week when six months of road closures come into force outside the main train station.

Eric Wright Construction is the main contractor on the second phase of Stockport Exchange. The multi-storey car park was the first stage of development at Stockport Exchange and is already completed.

The second phase of development is due for completion in late 2016. Later phases include three further office buildings. Overall completion is scheduled for 2020.

As part of the works, from Saturday 9 January, a section of Station Road in front of the railway station will be closed to traffic as the site’s hoarding line is extended across the road. This stage of works will run until July 2016.

During this time, vehicles from the A6 will be able to access the station via Railway Road. A new temporary pull-in and turning area with a bus stop and taxi rank will be created for passengers at the end of Railway Road between the station and the multi-storey car park.

To keep you updated about the changes taking place a public exhibition outlining the works will be held at Stockport Railway Station on the following days:

  • Thursday 7 January 2016, from 3pm to 6pm
  • Friday 8 January 2016, from 8am to 10am

Team members will be available at these times to answer any questions you may have.

Wes Erlam, development director at Muse, said: “As part of the second phase of Stockport Exchange, we’ll be creating a new public space outside the train station, as well as a new Grade A office, hotel and retail units. This will completely transform the area to the front of the train station into an attractive and welcoming gateway to the town centre. From January there will be a number of changes to the road layout so we’d like to invite people to either attend the exhibition or visit the website to find out more, so we can keep Stockport moving throughout the construction process.”

Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE are the retained letting agents.

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No doubt the Holiday Inn Express will proudly announce their new Stockport gaff and then promptly called it something like “Manchester South East” or “Manchester South Central” or suchlike…

By Baser

Great to see progress but at what price to us. This is all funded buy the council, the tax payer takes all the risk, its not ideal – other than for muse

By John Derby

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