Stockport Council and TfGM have shared details of proposals for a new Transport Interchange with a public park on top that would replace Stockport’s current bus station.
The circular Interchange Park, part of a £120m revamp, would be designed to provide natural light and ventilation to the interchange below which would also feature an ‘fully accessible’ bus station. The plans also include a pedestrian and cyclist link from Interchange Park to Station Road and a cycle lift providing access to the nearby Trans Pennine Trail. 200 new apartments with ground floor retail space are also included in the proposals.
Willmott Dixon have been appointed as main contractors as part of a project team including The Harris Partnership, Forever Consulting and Optimised Environments. Joint venture developers Cityheart and Rise Homes would take control of the residential unit.
If approved, work would begin next summer with the Interchange Park scheduled to open in Spring 2024.