The ramp to Bridgefield car park in Stockport town centre will be removed this weekend as work starts on the £45m Redrock leisure scheme.
Redrock Stockport will provide 75,000 sq ft of leisure, retail and restaurants together with a 360-space multi-storey car park.
Significant occupiers already signed up include The Light Cinema, who will operate a 10-screen cinema, as well as Pizza Express and Zizzi, who will open restaurants as part of the scheme.
As part of the Redrock development works, the Bridgefield Street car park ramp will be removed on April 16 and 17, subject to weather conditions.
Caroline Simpson, Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “It is exciting to join Stockport at a time when plans for the town centre are becoming a reality.
“Stockport is a great town with so many strengths but we want it to grow even more and our Investing in Growth work is making this happen.
“Redrock Stockport will bring new restaurants and first class leisure facilities to the heart of the town centre for residents and visitors to enjoy.”
Wates has been awarded the contract to build Redrock, which will see them working on behalf of the council.
The development is part of the Stockport Council’s Investing in Stockport programme that is seeing around £900m invested into Growth projects by the council and its partners as they work to ‘make Stockport an even better place to live, work and visit’.
GVA and Lunson Mitchenall have been appointed as joint agents for the scheme.