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Plans approved for Bridgefield site in Stockport

Plans for a £65m leisure and retail development on the Bridgefield site in Stockport town centre have been approved. BDP has been working with the council for a number of years on various masterplan options, evaluating a range of potential schemes.

Outline permission has been granted for the construction of a high quality development including a cinema, food and drink outlets, hotel, shops and a 250-space car park.

The scheme is set on a narrow linear site fronting the arterial M60 motorway and the rear service yards of existing independent retail properties. The proposals overcome the site parameters using vibrant designs and maximising scale, volume and colour to offset the practical demands of the existing town centre and limitations of the site.

Cllr Iain Roberts, executive member for economic development and regeneration at Stockport Council, said: "The high street is changing and we have to make sure our town centre is a great place to spend time, offering leisure activities as well as shopping. Developing Bridgefield into a fantastic leisure destination will make Stockport more attractive to visitors, create jobs for local people and boost the local economy."

Drivers Jonas Deloitte, Lunson Mitchenall and Gardiner & Theobald and Atkins also supported Stockport Council on the development of the scheme and the outline planning process.

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