Muse Developments has submitted a planning application for the third phase of Stockport Exchange in the town centre.
The £145m commercial development next to Stockport train station has been built in partnership with Stockport Council and the cense-piece of the next stage will be a six-story office block.
A 115-bed Holiday Inn Express , a Sainsbury’s Local and coffee shop Cafelito have opened in the ground floor of One Stockport Exchange, the first office block completed.
Outline planning approval for Stockport Exchange is already in place but an application to address reserved matters for the next phase of development has been submitted, with the start of works on site expected in summer 2018.
“Stockport is amongst the best-placed locations in the region for businesses to locate and grow – with unmatched links to London, Manchester and the motorway network,” said councillor Kate Butler, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council.
“This is why so many businesses are choosing Stockport as a base, and why Stockport Exchange first phases have proven so successful. To build on this, we’ve given the green light to next phase of the development.
“This will continue to further set Stockport apart, creating many new jobs and opportunities from which local people and companies can benefit.”
Wes Erlam, development director at Muse, said: “The first two phases at Stockport Exchange have been a great commercial success, as well as completely transforming the area around the train station into a welcoming and attractive new public space.”