News

Sharing with you progress on building projects, events and stories.

Public Realm Works Resume!

The Town Centre Access Plan (TCAP) work to support the Rediscovering the Underbanks project has resumed in Little Underbank to improve the road and public realm, including new street furniture, paving upgrades and road…

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Impact of COVID-19 on public realm works

The Council are following Government advice in relation to construction activity during the COVID-19 pandemic and is shutting down all its non-essential schemes where it is not possible to work safely within the public health…

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Resurfacing works have begun in Lower Hillgate

The first phase of the resurfacing works began on the 24th February in Lower Hillgate which will involve carefully lifting the existing failed setts and laying a temporary coloured surface from the bollards at Robinsons Brewery to…

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New artwork in the Underbanks!

Stockport Council commissioned Eamonn Murphy, a local artist to produce an illustration of the Underbanks, viewed from St Petersgate Bridge. The artwork was printed on to laminated aluminium sheets and has now been installed on Lower Hillgate, opposite the bottom of Mealhouse Brow…

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Portraits of the Underbanks

The Writing Squad, a group of talented writers based in Stockport, spent a day working with local business and building owners in Underbank to help them tell their stories about their history within the area. By doing this, they captured the character of the Underbanks and produced a website to share this…

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New Townscape Heritage Manager!

Stockport Council has appointed Peter Haymes as the new Townscape
Heritage Manager for the Underbanks. Peter will be the main point of
contact for building work and heritage in the Underbanks and will be
managing the five year Townscape…

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Repair and Restoration Works have begun!

The first scheme to be successful in securing National Lottery Heritage
Funding Grant began work earlier this year to repair and reinstate 30-32
Little Underbank. The works so far have included replacement of both shop fronts and painting of…

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Public Realm Works

As part of the Townscape Heritage scheme and Town Centre Access
Plan, we are developing phased improvement works to the road along
Little Underbank and part of Lower Hillgate. The works will involve
structural repair of the road, pavement resurfacing, improved…

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gallery

View images of the area, from past to present

TALES OF THE UNDERBANKS

Hear about the historic tales the Underbanks has to share

events and activities

Find out what we’ve got planned