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Interchange development boosting Stockport borough wide

Scheme has resulted in new jobs for Stockport residents and local companies benefiting from supply chain contracts.

As work continues apace creating Stockport’s new Interchange and Mixed-Use development, the effects it is having on the borough’s community are not just being felt in the town centre.

Work on the site has recently marked its first birthday, with an opening date of early 2024 scheduled.

However, the building work is boosting the borough in other ways.

75 new jobs have been created through contractor Willmott Dixon and its supply chain across roles in steel fixing, joinery, labouring, gatekeeping, cleaning, document control, engineering, trainee management, groundworks and Social Value.

So far, the build has seen 133 weeks of apprentice and trainee training achieved in build management, engineering and quantity surveying roles, while 12 local students have benefited from work experience weeks.

Stockport’s job market has been boosted with five new job opportunities provided to borough residents across joinery, slinger and steel fixing – while 17 further appointments have gone to residents from GM postcodes.

In addition, 99 per cent of spend on the residential development has been with firms within a 40 mile radius of Stockport, while that figure is 87 per cent for firms within a 40-mile radius who have been working on the Interchange.

Wilmott Dixon has also delivered career fairs Werneth High, while pupils from Hazel Grove High have taken part in mock interviews.

You can watch a video explaining how the whole borough is benefiting from the Interchange build by visiting the Willmott Dixon YouTube channel

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