Merseyway car park to be improved

Simon Donohue

The car park of Stockport's Merseyway shopping centre is to be given a £1.84m overhaul.

The work is being funded by Stockport Council and UK Asset Resolution – the landlords of Merseyway shopping centre – and Merseyway.

Changes will include pay on exit machines to replace the current pay and display system, new signage and improvements to entrances, lifts, stairs and stairwells to make them more accessible.

Safety will also be improved with new lighting and CCTV cameras.

Brendan Webb, centre manager of Merseyway, said, "Having a refurbished and improved car park will enhance the visitor experience and we hope encourage more people to see exactly what we have to offer."

The work will start on Monday 2 September and will be completed in early 2014.

The car park will remain open throughout the works although some entrances, exits and parking areas will be closed off at times to allow work to be carried out. The works will be phased to minimise disruption and clear signage will be displayed.

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Investment in the car parks should have happened years ago, talk about shutting the gate after the horse has long gone !!! Why renovate a car park when Mersway stands half empty,drab,uninviting,and frequented by a plethora of undesirables. Stockport Council have come out with the obvious soundbites for years however it’s thanks to their sheer lack of any imagination,foresight,and action, that has left Merseyway an utter mess, and it’s reprenhisible no one will be called to account. Mersey precint is best dropped into the river and started again.