CHEC comes to Stockport Exchange

09.02.23 3.5 min read by Ryan Devlin

We’re delighted to welcome another addition to Stockport Exchange – our £145m connected business hub that we’re delivering with Stockport Council in the heart of the town centre – as CHEC (Community Health and Eyecare) has signed up to take all of the available ground-floor space (6,500 sq ft) at 2 Stockport Exchange, for its latest treatment centre, meaning 90% of space is now let in the building.

Founded in 2012, CHEC has worked in partnership with thousands of optometrists and the NHS to deliver patient-focused, high-quality eyecare. CHEC is one of the largest providers of community-based ophthalmology services in the UK, providing treatments for conditions such as Glaucoma and Cataracts in the UK, with 17 branches nationwide. In 2022, CHEC also commenced diagnostic endoscopy services and this new state of the art treatment centre will provide both Ophthalmology and Endoscopy services.

The striking six-storey building is already home to BASF, law firm, O’Neil Patient and multi-let industrial property company Industrials REIT.

We’re also on site with the latest phase of regeneration, delivering a further 64,000 sq ft office building, alongside a 399-space multi-storey tenant car park, which will include 24 EV charging points and solar panels.

Stockport Exchange sits as a key catalyst of the £500m Town Centre West regeneration, as part of the council’s visionary Mayoral Development Corporation. The 130-acre site will feature 4,000 good quality homes, office space and major transport and infrastructure improvements, alongside a range of town centre amenities to benefit the community.

Tom Webber, senior development surveyor, said:

To welcome yet another fantastic occupier in CHEC to Stockport Exchange shows that we’ve got real momentum here. Our vision with the council has been to create one of the most-connected business destinations in the region that benefits both the town and the community, and together we’re delivering that vision.”
What we’re creating is a catalyst for wider regeneration in the town, which is creating a brighter future for Stockport. We’re proud to continue playing a part in the town’s future success through the Mayoral Development Corporation.”

Cllr Colin MacAlister, cabinet member for economy and regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “Stockport Exchange continues to be hugely popular, due to its prime location and high specification. Attracting high quality businesses to the town centre who can take advantage of everything it has to offer, like the new transport interchange, improvements to Merseyway and the Underbanks, is a key priority. We’ve certainly raised our profile with our growing business community and I wish CHEC well in their new location and look forward to welcoming them to Stockport.”

The wider Stockport Exchange development will deliver up to 375,000 sq ft of office space and 28,000 sq ft of commercial retail and leisure floor space.

To find out more, visit www.stockportexchange.co.uk

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