Stockport Council has released new animations of its transport Interchange. The details of the ambitious development were unveiled yesterday at MIPIM, the international property conference in Cannes, and include a 100,000 sq ft rooftop park above the bus interchange. The Interchange will be connected to the railway station and Muse’s Stockport Exchange development by a pedestrian and cycle bridge.
BDP will lead on project design, including architecture, lighting design, and landscaping for the rooftop park. WSP is lead consultant.
Artist Tim Ward will create and install a piece of artwork at the new interchange. The artwork is partly funded by the National Lottery through Heritage Lottery funding.
The £50m hub, located in the town centre, is due for completion by 2022.
Pam Smith, chief executive of Stockport Council, said: “The new Transport Interchange is part of an ambitious £1bn 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.”
BDP principal Stephen Gillham said: “The groundbreaking 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.”