Graham has secured a contract for the first phase of the Merseyway Shopping Centre redevelopment for Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
The contract is part of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council’s £1bn regeneration plan for the town. It will see Graham appointed to deliver the first of a programme of improvement projects at the Merseyway Shopping Centre.
The first phase is set to start in January 2020 and includes £3.5m worth of work to Adlington Walk, the covered area next to the main shopping mall.
This will create a new customer arrival point including high-quality toilet facilities, a new stair and lift access, new public realm and accessible entrance from Chestergate, and complementary facilities that will make Adlington Walk a welcoming arrival point for visitors to the centre and a fantastic facility for the whole of the town centre.
The contract will also offer work placement and training opportunities – including Apprentices and upskilling the workforce working on Adlington Walk. The Council and local employment and skills support partners will help to target opportunities at local jobseekers.
Nick Williamson-Corbett, business development manager at Graham, said: “Merseyway’s redevelopment is a key part of the Council’s wider regeneration plans for the town.
“Graham has a strong track record of managing projects like this, which involve liaising with a wide range of stakeholders both at pre-construction and construction stages and we’re looking forward to working with Stockport on this exciting project. It’s also a further win for us via the Procure North West framework, which is bringing forward a range of new opportunities across the region.”
Councillor David Meller, cabinet member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “I’m really excited that the first phase of improvements to Merseyway will soon be underway.
“We’ve got big plans for the town centre and Merseyway is central to these. Along with Redrock, the revitalised Market Place and a constant stream of new restaurants, bars and shops choosing to set up business in Stockport, the Town Centre is on its way to becoming a modern, thriving centre that everyone can enjoy”.
We look forward to working with Graham and seeing these fantastic new facilities being enjoyed by local people.”
The redevelopment project is being designed by architects AEW. CBRE manages Merseyway Shopping Centre on behalf of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.