BDP’s designs for a new transport hub were revealed by Stockport Council at this year’s MIPIM property convention in Cannes.
The new £50m interchange will provide passengers with first class facilities along with a huge new town centre landscaped park. The development focuses on improving connectivity as well providing a new apartment block for the town centre.
The park will cover the 10,000 sqm bus interchange and provide connections to a new riverside public realm. A pedestrian and cycle bridge will link the interchange to the railway station as well as the town’s new commercial hub.
Architect principal Stephen Gillham said: “The groundbreaking design supports the urban neighbourhood vision and is a key element of the town’s transformation. Our design creates a dramatic and captivating landmark building, landscape and public realm that will create a vibrant and innovative space.”
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 and we are bringing more green space to Stockport town centre for everyone to enjoy.”
The walk-through from the bus station, via the gardens, and panning out to show the development overlooking the Mersey, is available to view on Stockport’s website.
BDP is lead designer on the project providing architecture, landscape and lighting design. WSP is lead consultant. The development was submitted for planning in October 2018 and is expected to be completed by 2022.