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WSP appointed to take forward Stockport Transport Interchange masterplan

17 August - Professional services and engineering consultancy WSP in Manchester has been appointed by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and Stockport Council to take forward plans to redevelop the existing bus station at Daw Bank into a £41m Stockport Transport Interchange.

 

The company will conduct a feasibility study that draws together potential development opportunities which might be appropriate for construction in conjunction with the new interchange, with the aim of attracting more inward investment into Stockport.

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

As part of the study, WSP will develop designs to incorporate a range of commercial prospects into the outline masterplan including a 150-unit residential block and a range of shared community services above the interchange.  

This latest appointment is on the back of a number of high-profile project wins for WSP in Stockport, with the company providing a range of specialist services on major schemes including the A6 Corridor Masterplan; the Town Centre Public Realm Strategy; Stockport Station Masterplan and the South-East Manchester Multi Modal Strategy (SEMMMS).

Comments 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.”

Councillor Kate Butler, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration said:  “We’re committed to improving transport in Stockport for everyone, and the new Stockport transport interchange is vital to this.  We look forward to continuing our work with TfGM and WSP as the plans are brought forward, helping to ensure that the new interchange is the best it possibly can be for everyone that uses it.”

Delivered by TfGM, funding for the interchange development is being supported by central government through the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal Programme. WSP will submit the initial report this summer ahead of a planning application later this year.

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For further information please contact Debbie Bradley at Anita Morris Associates on debbie@anitamorrisassociates.co.uk 01943 603311.

Notes to editors

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services.

With 7,100 talented people in the UK and 37,000 globally, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. WSP has been involved in many high-profile UK projects including the Shard, Crossrail, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Manchester Metrolink, M1 Smart Motorway, the re-development of London Bridge Station, and the London Olympic & Paralympic Route Network.

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