Plans to turn Stockport’s Product Hall and Market Place into a food destination similar to Msnchester’s recently opened Mackie Mayor are advancing after Stockport Council announced that successful restaurateur Steve Pilling has been selected as the preferred tenant.
The council plans to transform the area into a must-visit destination that will attract visitors to the Market Place in significant numbers.
“With over 30 years culinary experience running award winning restaurants – such as Damson, Dockyard, La Cantina, Roost, Sam’s Chop House and Athenaeum – Pilling’s application clearly demonstrated how his vision and plans for both the Produce Hall and 28/29 Market Place will truly transform the area.” said the council
On 14th November, Stockport Council’s Cabinet gave their full support to the submissions made for the buildings by Steve Pilling and granted approval to begin formal lease negotiations with him.
Councillor Kate Butler, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration stated: “We’ve been working hard to ensure the Market Place is a key feature of our plans for town centre regeneration. We are serious about unlocking the potential of the whole area to see it thrive and become a must-visit destination both locally and from further afield. Offering long-term leases on the Produce Hall and 28/29 Market Place is central to our ambitions and will allow these much loved, council-owned premises to play a significant role in drawing visitors in to shop, relax and enjoy the unique charm and character of Stockport’s beautiful historic core.
“From a field of very strong applicants we chose the bidder who most clearly demonstrated a sound, sustainable and transformational offer. We look forward to working with Steve Pilling in what will be a new exciting chapter in the life of Stockport’s treasured Market Place.”