Stockport Council and Merseyway Shopping Centre landlord UK Asset Revolution have spent £1.84m to refurbish the centre's car park.
New 'pay on exit' machines will go live on Friday 15 October instead of 'paying and displaying'. This allows shoppers and visitors to drive straight into the car park and will allow people to be more flexible, and spend more time in the town centre.
New signage and improvements to entrances, lifts, stairs and stairwells have been recently installed and safety has been improved with the installation of new lighting and CCTV cameras.
Cllr Martin Candler, executive member for communities and sustainability at Stockport Council, said: "We are committed to doing everything we can to make it appealing, convenient and easy to visit and shop in Stockport. The improvements to Merseyway car park, especially the launch of the new payment system, will encourage even more people to stay for longer and give a much-needed boost to local businesses."
Brendan Webb, Merseyway centre manager said: "Merseyway is a popular shopping destination due to the centre's strong retail mix which includes many of the big high street brands. The refurbishment of the car park and new pay on exit facility will benefit our local customer base and we hope attract new shoppers to experience Merseyway and what we have to offer."
GVA is the managing agent of Merseyway.