Stockport City Centre
With its enviable location between Manchester and Cheshire, not to mention its proximity to the Peak District, it’s not surprising that Stockport is fast
becoming one of the north-west’s most notable property hotspots.
Once famed for manufacturing rope, silk and hats, this industrial town’s last hatting company closed in 1997, leaving some areas of Stockport in a state of deprivation. However, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council’s bold regeneration scheme – Future Stockport – has already started to transform the face of the area; making the most of Stockport’s illustrious history and its wealth of period properties. Indeed, the town’s famous viaduct, which was built in 1840 as part of the Manchester and Birmingham railway line, is still used to this day, and has become an icon for the area.
With a variety of cultural attractions, impressive amenities and a thriving town centre, it’s easy to see why so many people are happy to call Stockport home.
One of the country’s largest breweries is found in Stockport known as the Robinson’s Brewery, it was founded in 1849 and has remained a family run brewery since.
Stockport also has its own football club founded in 1883 known as Stockport County who play their games at Edgeley Park in the area of Edgeley.
There are many famous and well known people from Stockport, one of the most well-known people from the area is Fred Perry, a professional tennis player and Wimbledon champion.
Purchased recently by Stockport Council with plans to spend around £35million, plans are underway to redevelop the site. It will involve the opening up of Mersey Square, improvements to the centre’s appearance and better units for stores. A new look Merseyway is seen as a component for increasing footfall to the town centre alongside other developments such as Stockport Exchange and Redrock.
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