CASE STUDY: Redrock Stockport | Wates

Breathing new life into the centre of Stockport.

North West Construction Hub
Partner
124 weeks
Project period
38,000
sq ft. of retail space
17
Local apprentices working on site
£10,000
Value of clothing given to local homelessness shelter

Redrock Stockport is part of Stockport Council’s Investing in Growth work that is transforming Stockport town centre.

The project was built by Wates Construction as part of their membership of the North West Construction Hub framework.

Redrock Stockport delivers a 10 screen cinema, over 38,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurants including Zizzi and Pizza Express, a 360 space multi-storey car park with a new link to 835 parking spaces at the Merseyway Shopping Centre.

In addition, the structure generates new public squares and urban realm enhancements to link the development with the core retail areas, as well as providing the opportunity for external seating.

Community impact

Working in partnership with four local employment outreach agencies, the construction project employed a total of 17 apprentices.

Wates worked closely with the agencies to ensure each apprentice worked on site in areas specific to their skill set in order to facilitate their career development.

In addition:

  • Wates Group donated over £10,000 of clothing to local homelessness charity the Wellspring shelter.
  • A number of the Wates team also volunteered at the Wellspring center for periods during the project
  • Wates also paid for certified first-aid training for all employees of the Wellspring centre
"I have been really impressed with the outstanding work and response provided by Wates’ team on the Redrock development. Everyone has been totally engaged in delivering the best possible outcomes for the people of Stockport...I can’t speak highly enough of them.”
Richard Mortimer
Head of Learning and Employment, Stockport Council

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