Stockport Council has released an animated fly-through of the new £50 million transport hub proposed for the town centre.
The video, revealed at MIPIM, shows how the new bus interchange, two-acre public park and 15-storey mixed-use building will look.
A pedestrian and cycle bridge will link the new interchange to the railway station and the town’s new commercial hub, Stockport Exchange.
The plans brought forward by Transport for Greater Manchester and Stockport MBC will go before Stockport Council’s planning & highways regulation committee next week (21 March).
Approval of full planning permission has been recommended for the construction of the bus interchange with associated retail and café units, landscaped park, residential/commercial building and 8,385 sq ft of commercial space.
Pam Smith, chief executive of Stockport Council, says: “The new transport interchange is part of an ambitious £1 billion investment by the council and its partners which is making Stockport an even better place in which to live, work, play and connect.
“We are bringing more green space to Stockport town centre for everyone to enjoy – the park will help Stockport town centre become Greater Manchester’s newest and greenest affordable urban neighbourhood.
“We are really excited about the next chapter in our ambitious journey which focuses on improving connectivity and introducing over 3,000 new homes to the town centre.”
Stephen Gillham, principal at BDP and lead designer on the transport interchange, adds: “The ground-breaking design supports the urban neighbourhood vision and is a key element of the town’s transformation.
“BDP’s design creates a dramatic and captivating landmark building, landscape and public realm that will create a vibrant and innovative space.”