Sainsbury's signs up to Stockport Exchange

Sainsbury's signs up to Stockport Exchange

Sainsbury’s is set to open a new store at Stockport Exchange, following a deal to lease the first commercial unit at the scheme to the retail giant.

The new 4,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s Local store will be located opposite Stockport train station in the ground floor of a 50,000 sq ft, Grade A office building, which is currently under construction. The new five-storey office is part of the second phase at the town’s gateway development.

National developer and urban regeneration specialist, Muse Developments, is delivering the wider Stockport Exchange regeneration scheme in partnership with Stockport Council.

As well as the office, this phase of development will deliver a new 115-bed Holiday Inn Express and public space outside the station, creating an attractive and thriving gateway to the town centre.

Cllr Kate Butler, executive member for economy and regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Sainsbury’s to Stockport Exchange.

"Having them opening as part of the development is great news, and the store will be a fantastic addition to the scheme as well as our town centre.

“It is amazing to see how work at Stockport Exchange is pressing ahead and how this area of our town centre is being transformed.”

The new Sainsbury’s Local will open in November 2016, and will create at least 20 jobs for local people.