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Discover Stockport

Discover Stockport, a town rich in heritage, an abundance of talent and an insatiable appetite for growth.

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The jewel in Greater Manchester’s crown, Stockport is a town of opportunity, fuelled by its eclectic network of people passionate and dedicated to building a sustainable town for everyone to enjoy, now and in the future.

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New era for Stockport

Stockport, one of the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester, is centrally located – 15 minutes from Manchester Airport, the UK’s 3rd largest and alongside the motorway network connecting Stockport to the North, South, East and West of the UK.

Over £1billion is being invested to regenerate the town centre.

Famous river

Stockport sits at the source of the world famous River Mersey, between the thriving hustle of the city of Manchester and the peaceful prominence of the Peak District National Park. With its own unique personality, Stockport boasts a rich heritage and a culture as proud and diverse as its people.


With a population of over 300,000, a highly qualified and skilled workforce and a diverse range of business sectors, the Borough of Stockport is home to many different communities. Whether working independently or in unison, all are focused to ensure a secure and sustainable future, for everyone.


The physical face of Stockport is changing: new infrastructure, better transport links, improved access, greater choice, more green spaces, famous brands, fabulous shops. An even more attractive town, attracting more businesses, offering bigger opportunities – a great town to live, to work and to visit.
Stockport Exchange has created a new gateway to the town centre including grade A offices, retail units, green spaces and the international Holiday Inn hotel. A new leisure complex of restaurants and cinema is set to open at Redrock leisure complex.
Stockport has always had ambition and can look forward to an exciting future.



At Work

Stockport is home to a diverse business community across multiple sectors. From the traditional to the innovative, from established manufacturing to break-through digital and professional services, Stockport attracts an extensive mix of global brands, national enterprises and emerging entrepreneurs.

At Rest

Relax with family, friends and colleagues in one of Stockport’s many popular bars, call time out at one the highly acclaimed restaurants. Get a taste of the Bakers Vaults, sample the delights of the famous Robinsons brewery at its £multi-million Visitor Centre and stroll through the mixed retail offering.

At Play

Visit the famous 1930’s historic cinema and theatre for music, drama, pantomime, comedy, ballet, film and opera screenings. Coming soon to Stockport is the Redrock leisure facility offering an extensive choice in family dining and the new Lite cinema complex or hop on the train to the hills of the Peak District



Stockport boasts a fine heritage. Home of hat making, visitors can step back in time at the Air Raid Shelters, tiptoe along the wooden floors at Staircase House, marvel at the historic Market Hall, count the Blue Plaques along the heritage trail and take a nostalgic musical trip into the Strawberry Studio exhibition.

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