Stockport Council has released a masterplan to regenerate the area around Stockport rail station in order to strengthen its connections as a transport hub for the town centre.
The vision, designed by professional services consultancy WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff alongside design architects BDP and economic consultants Ekosgen, aims to breathe new life into the Station and its surrounding areas.
The masterplan sees the station transformed into a modern facility with redeveloped concourses, new footbridge and direct links with car parks. Improvements to the subway and the links to the transport interchange and town centre are also planned.
Councillor Martin Candler, Executive Member for Supporting Place at Stockport Council said:
“Stockport deserves a station it can be proud of, so I am pleased that we are able to launch our vision for this area.
“The masterplan builds on developments currently taking place and will see the area around the Station transformed creating over 1,800 new jobs for residents. I am excited about what the future holds for this area of our town.”
Project director Adrian Kemp from WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff added:
“The team has drawn on extensive expertise across a range of services, from rail infrastructure to economic assessment and transport planning, to design an ambitious but deliverable masterplan.
“We look forward to seeing these designs brought to life to transform Stockport Station, improving both connectivity and the visitor experience for more than 3 million passengers who travel through the station every year.”
Work on securing the funding for the project has now commenced.