Scheme will replace existing bus station, with residential block also under consideration

WSP and BDP have been appointed by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and Stockport Council to draw up plans for the £41m Stockport Transport Interchange.

The scheme involves redevelopment of the town’s existing bus station at Daw Bank, between the rail viaduct and the A6.

WSP will carry out a feasibility study that looks at potential development opportunities around the site of the new interchange, including a 150-unit residential block and community services.

The consultant will submit an initial report this summer ahead of a planning application later this year.

WSP will provide a range of engineering design services, including transportation and infrastructure, building services, structures, environmental and town planning, working alongside architect BDP.

Funding for the interchange development is being supported by central government through the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal Programme.

Richard Jones, director at WSP in Manchester: “Our local knowledge and established working relationship with the client team were key to our appointment for this complex high-profile project which will be one of the first true transit-orientated developments of this scale outside of London.

“We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with Stockport Council and TfGM to design a connected, commercially viable transport interchange which will stimulate future economic growth in the town.”

Stockport councillor and cabinet member for economy and regeneration Kate Butler said:  “We’re committed to improving transport in Stockport for everyone, and the new Stockport transport interchange is vital to this.”