Our Achievements

The work of Stockport Economic Alliance has been central to a significant number of achievements and developments, to the benefit of businesses and residents alike.

The list below provides an overview of achievements linked to the Economic Development Strategy between April 2015 and December 2017:

Business

  • Inward Investment

£74m of investment by commercial/industrial occupiers creating over 5,400 jobs.

 

  • Digital Connectivity

£15m Get Digital Faster programme completed bringing additional connectivity to an additional 4,800 premises across Stockport.

 

  • Stockport Business and Innovation Centre

Support provided for the Pioneer 10 Programme, hosted by Stockport Business and Innovation Centre, supporting young businesses in their development and growth.

Place

  • Stockport Exchange

Phase 2 of Stockport Exchange development completed in January 2017 comprising Holiday Inn Express and 43,000 sqft office accommodation for Music Magpie and Stagecoach.

 

  • A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road

A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road progressed, creating a new 2-lane dual carriageway on an east-west route from the A6 near Hazel Grove via the 4 kilometres of existing A555 to Manchester Airport and the link road to the M56.

 

  • Redrock Stockport

The Redrock leisure development was completed in November 2017 with restaurants Zizzi and Pizza Express and The Light Cinema being the first to open.

 

  • Town Centre Access Plan

Work progressed on the £73m Town Centre Access Plan which considers access by all methods of travel and specifically aims to ease congestion for buses and general road traffic and encourage walking and cycling, as part of an ambitious vision and development framework for investment in the town centre.

 

  • Aurora Stockport

145,000 sqft of light industrial units completed at new business park, Aurora Stockport. 

 

  • Town Centre BID

Stockport Town Centre BID established 2017 using brand Totally Stockport.

 

  • Market and Underbanks

Townscape Heritage Initiative funding of £1.8m awarded for regeneration of Market and Underbanks area.

People

  • Jobs Fair

Annual Jobs Fair attracted over 700 visitors in 2017 and is known to have secured jobs for at least 60 people.

 

  • Gander

Gander which aims to bring business and education together provided opportunities for over 2000 students to engage which local businesses proactively.