Eric Wright Construction has been chosen to carry out the second stage of a £20 million regeneration of a key site in Stockport’s town centre.The Stockport Exchange will be a mixed-used development, incorporating a hotel with room for 115 guests, 50,000 sq ft of office space over five floors (with ground floor retail space) and a new public space outside Stockport train station.Overall, the Stockport Exchange will provide as much as 375,000 sq ft of office space and 28,000 sq ft of commercial floor space.The first stage of the project consisted of a 1,000-space NCP car park, which was completed in 2014. It is hoped that the Stockport Exchange will help to create a new commercial district and commuter hub at the heart of the town centre.Eric Wright Construction will be carrying out the contract on behalf of Morgan Sindall’s regeneration specialist Muse in partnership with the town council. Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE have been appointed as joint agents for the project.Wes Erlam, development director at Muse, said: “Appointing a contractor and starting on site for the second phase of Stockport Exchange means we’re one step closer to realising this major new mixed-use development for Stockport.“It will build on the success of the first phase and deliver a brand new hotel and much-needed, Grade A office accommodation at an excellent location in the town centre.”John Wilson, managing director of Eric Wright Construction, added: “We are delighted to be working with Muse Developments again, a company which we have worked with previously to deliver award-winning schemes.”As part of the work, the road layout surrounding the Stockport Exchange will be reconfigured to allow for a drop-off point, as well as to reduce congestion in the surrounding areas.The scheme is expected to be finished by the middle of 2016.
Contractor chosen for Stockport Exchange
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