A long time ago this former mill town was born, and as time passed it grew. Mills and canals were produced as the industrial revolution began and the famous viaduct was built during the Victorian era and this gentle town on the outskirts of Manchester came to pass.
Shadowed by the Pennines and a short train journey from the Peak District in all its natural beauty, Stockport is if nothing else surrounded by wonderful vistas. But this vast conurbation doesn’t just have to rely on its location to attract people to the historic town.
That is all down to a one key thing; investment. The recently built Redrock leisure complex is a prime example, which not only has a state of the art cinema but also restaurants and coffee shops, so you can relax with a latte or enjoy a meal after watching the latest box office hit.
But that’s not all. There are also large sums being invested in the centre of Stockport and beyond. These include plans to update the bus station, build stylish town centre living accommodation and a new industrial park which will attract business to the area has recently been completed.
Once in days gone by, the town was a place famous for its production of hats and still has a museum in the centre to celebrate this illustrious past. But the centre has now has grown into a beacon of commerce and business. Not to mention its superb transport links via the motorway to all across the North-West and beyond, and a major airport practically on its doorstep.
These are interesting times to be a Stockfordian but just like the first settlers all those centuries ago, who through their innovation made this place thrive, it’s not just about where you’re from in this ever changing modern world. It’s also important to be on the crest of a wave, in life and in business and with all the investment currently happening in this gentle town. Stockport is a very exciting place to be.