Around the arches

Our key ambitions will help us create a thriving, inclusive neighbourhood that delivers the needs of the community now, and for generations to come.

The site

The site is located on land either side of King Street West and next to the railway viaduct. It is currently home to a mix of low quality buildings, including the Stagecoach bus depot and some industrial buildings.

Next to the new bus interchange and a short walk from Stockport train station, the town centre and Edgeley, it is an ideal location for a thriving mixed neighbourhood where we can promote sustainable transport choices and provide excellent walking and cycling connections.

We also have the opportunity to reconnect the site to nearby neighbourhoods and the town centre, to the River Mersey and green spaces like Hollywood Park.

From the iconic Grade II* listed railway viaduct to the adjacent Weir Mill, the local area is full of history which we want to celebrate. Our plans will bring life back to what was once a thriving residential neighbourhood around the railway arches.

A unique vision

The draft masterplan shows our early thoughts for the site and your feedback will be really important in helping to shape the vision.

Emerging Masterplan

Initial plans

Housing choice for a growing community

Up to 1,200 high-quality, energy efficient homes for the people of Stockport that bring existing and new communities together. We want to provide homes for people at every stage of life – from affordable homes and first-time buyers, to those for families, renters and downsizers.

Spaces for the community to thrive

New spaces for local businesses, start-ups and community facilities which complement the existing town centre.

Outdoor and green spaces

Connecting people to nature through green, tree lined streets and public spaces. Promoting health and wellbeing with extensive planting, pocket parks and green spaces for natural play and relaxation throughout.

A connected neighbourhood

A connected, fully walkable neighbourhood that is integrated into the wider town centre and to surrounding communities. Designed to be inclusive for everyone.

Green and sustainable place

Improving the environment with a low car neighbourhood, a pedestrian only central street, energy efficient buildings and green public spaces. We’re designing to the highest standards, not just in Stockport but nationally.

Transport & access

Car parking, car clubs and plenty of cycle parking ensuring that the neighbourhood is accessible to all.

Beating heart around the arches

Celebrating local heritage by opening up and creating inclusive public spaces around the viaduct that can host a range of events, including markets, food festivals and live events.

A futureproofed neighbourhood

A place that embraces digital technologies and design innovation with great broadband speeds as standard. Smart technology is built into the fabric of both the buildings and streets that makes modern life better.

Have your say

Help us shape the future

Your feedback will help us to develop an inclusive and vibrant place which Stockport can be proud of. There are lots of ways that you can contact us and share your views. Just make sure to get your comments in by 1st March 2024 when the first conversation closes.



What’s next?

Jan – Feb 2024

First conversation

Mar – May 2024

Refining the plans

Jun – Jul 2024

Second conversation

Autumn 2024

Submission of planning application to Stockport Council

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