Stockport Express

Shopping centre is region’s top performer


MERSEYWAY is outperform­ing other shopping centres in the region in terms of occupancy levels, says its managing agent.

According to Bilfinger GVA, the centre has only eight out of 95 units vacant, meaning eight per cent are empty.

This figure compares favourably to others in the north west with the Arcades, Ashton-underLyne, also eight per cent, Rochdale’s Wheatsheaf 44pc and Spindles in Oldham 25pc.

The Rock in Bury has 13pc and St Helens’ Church Square also 13.

Jacqueline O’Shea, from Bilfinger GVA, said: “In the fast moving world of retail, occupancy levels fluctuate, however this new research, which was conducted last month, demonstrat­es the strength of the current retail offer at Merseyway.

“In recent months, we’ve seen some of the high street’s biggest brands including Topshop and Waterstone­s demonstrat­e their commitment to Merseyway and the town of Stockport through the renewal of their leases.

“Santander opened its new branch at the centre and with further renewals in the pipeline and several new lettings close to completion, it’s a very positive time.”

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