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Willmott Dixon are carrying out the construction of Stockport Interchange

10 November 2022

Willmott Dixon’s team of town centre regeneration experts are delivering the new Stockport Interchange mixed-use development, set to create a new state-of-the-art transport interchange, a two-acre town centre park and 196 new, high-quality residential apartments.

The works were procured via a further competition process using our Major Works Framework which allowed for the appointment to be made quickly and compliantly.

The project, which represents part of a major £1bn investment in Stockport town centre, is being delivered for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) alongside Stockport Council, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and in conjunction with development partner, CityRise.

This multi-million-pound project includes a rooftop park along with cycle paths and a footbridge linking the development with the town’s famous railway station.

The scheme is the latest and largest new development being driven forward by the Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC), an innovative partnership that sets a new benchmark for town centre regeneration.

The partnership brings together powers devolved to the Greater Manchester Mayor combined with strong local leadership from Stockport Council and the long-term commitment of the government’s housing agency, Homes England, to deliver an ambitious vision for the future of Stockport town centre.

Due to open in Spring 2024, the transport interchange will incorporate a modern, fully accessible and covered passenger concourse with seated waiting areas, and 18 bus stands, providing capacity for future growth in bus services.

A major feature of the scheme is the two-acre rooftop park which will improve leisure and recreation opportunities in the town centre and create more green space for everyone to enjoy.

As part of the wider development, residential partners CityRise will deliver a landmark residential development comprising 196 high quality apartments to provide new homes into the heart of the town centre and help tackle the need for future housing.


Jonathan Parker, Head of Construction at Pagabo, said: “I’m really pleased to see this fantastic project awarded following procurement through our Major Works Framework. After initial engagement, TfGM opted to procure the works through a two stage further competition process. This route ensured they received the number of bids they required and ultimately the best value for their spend.

“Social value is at the core of everything we do as a business and on every project we’re part of we work closely with suppliers and clients to maximise community benefit. To see such positive outcomes expected from this investment is brilliant and is something I will follow closely as it progresses.”


Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said: “The new transport interchange will be transformational for the regeneration of Stockport town centre, and will act as a welcoming gateway for the town and provides much improved facilities in the town and for public transport users.

“Stockport is a great place, with a proud history and bright future. This is an exciting investment in Stockport, and the project will boost the growth of the town centre and create a vibrant, innovative space that celebrates the town’s rich history and unique character.”


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