Wates scoops Redrock development

Wates scoops Redrock development

Stockport Council has announced the appointment of Wates Construction as the main contractor for the development of Redrock Stockport that will boost economic growth.

Built on the site of the current Bridgefield Street Car Park, Redrock Stockport will comprise a ten screen cinema, a new 340 space multi storey car park, restaurants, café bars and retail units totalling over 41,500 sq. ft. with an estimated investment of £45 million.

Wates has been appointed on a two-stage design and build contract following a competitive tender process through the North West Construction Hub.

Cllr Patrick McAuley, Executive Member for Thriving Economy at Stockport Council said: “I’m delighted to announce after a highly competitive procurement process the appointment of Wates Construction as the main contractor for Redrock Stockport.

The quality of all the bids was high which demonstrates the esteem developers see Stockport in these days and we are now looking forward to working with Wates and delivering the project.”

Redrock Stockport is a key part of investing in Stockport the Council’s investment and growth programme that will see multi million pounds invested in the borough over the next 10 years.

Designed by world-class architects BDP with project manager Gardiner & Theobald, preparatory work for the Redrock Stockport has already started in the area, with the main construction likely to start in the autumn 2015. The development is planned to open in Spring 2017.

The cinema will be run by The Light Cinemas Ltd, which has recently opened cinemas in New Brighton, Wisbech Cambridge.

Tony Shenton from Wates Construction North West said: “Our appointment to deliver Redrock is a significant step forward in Stockport Council’s ambitious investment plan, which is set to bring substantial benefit to the city.”