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Stockport’s Portas Pilot 4 years on…

Impey & Co retail agent Andy Thornton met recently with the founding member of Stockport’s winning Portas Pilot team Joe Barrett to discuss the impact that the initiative has had on the historic Old Town and the town centre retail environment as a whole.

Joe and the team at Seven Miles Out commissioned a 4 year anniversary retrospective film to highlight the positive impact the winning bid has made on the town centre including interviews with local traders, residents, business and Council leaders and of course Stockport’s very own Impey & Co.

Retail agent Andy Thornton has been involved directly with the historic Old Town by successfully letting and selling a number of key commercial properties including the sale of the former Bamboozer mixed retail and office premises at Bank Chambers, the letting of two adjoining retail units in the Market Place to Remedy Bar and a number of retail lettings and sales on Little Underbank, Lower Hillgate, Meal House Brow and Churchgate

Andy was interviewed as part of the film and can be seen giving his thoughts on the branding designs chosen for the historic Old Town.