The contractor company, GRAHAM, have been appointed to complete the first phase of the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council’s Merseyway redevelopment as part of the town’s wider £1Bn regeneration scheme.
GRAHAM’s contract will entail the first phase of redevelopment works to Adlington Walk near the town’s shopping centre at a cost of £3.5M and will feature: a new customer arrival point, high-quality toilets, a new stair and lift access, and an accessible entrance from Chestergate, with work commencing in January 2020.
Construction work on this project will aim to hire local apprentices and job seekers, offering work placement and training opportunities for the upskilling of the local and company workforce.
The redevelopment works were also designed by architects AEW.
The Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, Councillor David Meller stated: “I am really excited that the first phase of improvements to Merseyway will soon be underway.
“We have got big plans for the town centre and Merseyway is central to these. Along with Redrock, the revitalised marketplace 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 Business Development Manager at GRAHAM, Nick Williamson-Corbett added: “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.”
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