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First Stockport Exchange office reaches completion

The first office at Muse Developments’ mixed-use regeneration scheme Stockport Exchange has reached practical completion.

Building work on One Stockport Exchange, a five-storey building with 50,000 sq ft of Grade A office space located next to the town’s train station, was carried out by Eric Wright Construction.

The office will provide up to 10,850 sq ft floorplates across four levels, with Muse confirming that it is in talks with potential occupiers for the first two floors.

Sainsbury’s has entered an agreement to operate a Local store in one of the ground floor retail units and will open the outlet in January 2017.

Launched in partnership with Stockport Council, the Stockport Exchange regeneration zone will include a 115-bed Holiday Inn Express and pedestrianised public space outside the train station when its second phase has been completed.

Other improvements will include a revamped road layout to improve access to the station and provide a dedicated drop-off facility as well as a new taxi rank.

Wes Erlam, development director at Muse, says: “Completing the first office is a major milestone in this game-changing development for Stockport.

“Stockport Exchange is truly transforming this part of the town, which is unrecognisable even from a just a few months ago. With Holiday Inn Express and Sainsbury’s due to open in the next two months and attractive new public space nearly finished, it will soon become a thriving commercial district.”

Stockport Exchange will include up to 375,000 sq ft of office space and 28,000 sq ft of commercial floor space when it has been completed.