The heart of Stockport is becoming a really great place to live with new residential developments and improved public spaces. The town centre living offer is changing. The architectural story is old meets new with unique topography and great proximity to transport links. Interesting and varied green space and public parks can be found all around Stockport, with the River Mersey flowing right through the town, all adding to its appeal. There are outstanding educational establishments from pre-school through to sixth form and beyond.

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“I was walking around Stockport one day and I just thought I’m going to end up living here. I like the charm of the place.”

Emma Nosurak, Hopes Carr resident and owner of Plant Shop

Read Emma's story

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A question of restoration

The past and future of the Market Place and Underbanks

Working with the Heritage Trust, Stockport Council has now secured £1.8million from the Heritage Lottery Fund for ‘Rediscovering the Underbanks’, a project focusing on the repair and reuse of the historic buildings

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Take five

Arts and cultural assets

From heritage attractions to newly commissioned art, Stockport can boast a diverse cultural offer. But it’s not just about ‘having’ arts and culture; Stockport is also driving community engagement and exploring opportunities for involvement, education and training to develop further cultural events and activities.

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A vibrant future for Stockport’s retail offer 


Improving the retail experience for everyone


Merseyway Shopping Centre in the heart of Stockport is out performing many of its North West shopping rivals in terms of occupancy levels, and there are big plans for its continued success. In 2017 Merseyway welcomed 9,072,853 visitors.

Merseyway is already a popular shopping centre. The opening of Redrock and further investment into both Merseyway and the town itself will only enhance the visitor experience.
— Brendan Webb, Centre Manager, Merseyway Shopping Centre