Stockport Council has released new animations of the transport hub being developed at the centre of the town.
The £50m Interchange is to be completed by 2022. The 100,000 sq ft bus interchange will be covered by a two-acre landscaped park and connected to new riverside public realm, and connected to the railway statio and Muse’s Stockport Exchange development by a new 180m pedestrian and cycle bridge.
BDP is lead designer on the project, providing architecture, landscape design and lighting design. WSP is lead consultant.
Pam Smith, chief executive of Stockport Council, said: “The new Transport Interchange is part of an ambitious £1bn investment by the council and its partners which is making Stockport an even better place in which to live, work, play and connect.
“We are bringing more green space to Stockport town centre for everyone to enjoy – the park will help Stockport Town Centre become Greater Manchester’s newest and greenest affordable urban neighbourhood.
“We are really excited about the next chapter in our ambitious journey which focuses on improving connectivity and introducing over 3,000 new homes to the town centre.”
BDP principal Stephen Gillham said: “The groundbreaking design supports the urban neighbourhood vision and is a key element of the town’s transformation.
“BDP’s design creates a dramatic and captivating landmark building, landscape and public realm that will create a vibrant and innovative space.”
The walk-through, going from the bus station interior up to the gardens area, and panning out to show how the development overlooks the Mersey and sits with the proposed new building, is available to view on Stockport’s website.
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