Office occupiers will benefit from an innovative 398-space multi-storey car park featuring 24 electric vehicle charging points and 20 accessible spaces over 5 floors.
A stunning green ‘living wall’ covering an area of 268m² forms the focal point of the car park with a total of 13 plant species have been used, including native and pollinators designed to allow root migration meaning plants are healthier and have a longer life span.
Further sustainability measures include 172 Solar Panels which will generate an estimated 72,000 KwH/of electricity per year making a long-lasting contribution to reducing the car park’s carbon footprint. The solar panels capture energy from the sun which is converted it into electricity using photovoltaic technology.
Stockport Exchange is now in its fourth phase, with a high-quality 64,000 sq ft office building currently under construction and due for completion next year.
The £145m Stockport Exchange development is being delivered by Stockport Council, and Muse, and forms part of Stockport’s Town Centre West £500m regeneration masterplan, being delivered by Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC), alongside it’s public and private partners.
The 130-acre site will bring over 4,000 new homes, alongside major transport and infrastructure improvements, Grade A office space and new leisure spaces and amenities to the town centre.
Cllr Colin MacAlister, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “Stockport Exchange has attracted a diverse range of businesses across a wide variety of sectors and it’s great news that they will now be able to take advantage of this new addition to the site.
“The sustainability features of the car park really set it apart, with a number of innovative features.
“The latest phase of Stockport Exchange is almost complete, and following this week’s announcement of HURST as the first tenant signed up for Phase Four, I look forward to sharing news on another new tenant shortly, ahead of its completion.”
Tom Webber, senior development manager at Muse, said: “Sustainability and wellbeing are two of the core principles behind Stockport Exchange, and the new tenant car park demonstrates our commitment to delivering an environmentally conscious development in line with Stockport Council’s plans.
“As a place-maker and regeneration specialist, we’re dedicated to implementing creative solutions with the next generation in mind. The forward-thinking businesses while at the same time helping Stockport Council in its endeavours to tackle climate change.”
Once complete, the wider Stockport Exchange development will have delivered up to 375,000 sq ft of office space, creating a new business hub for the North West.