Stockport Peel CentreEdit profile
The Peel Centre is a shopping park located in Stockport, Greater Manchester. It currently contains nineteen units, with fourteen currently occupied It is owned and operated by the Peel Land and Property Division of The Peel Group. It currently extends to 230,000 sq ft (21,000 m2), with units varying in size. It is located within close proximity to the town centre shopping areas, including the Merseyway Shopping Centre, with which it competes for similar tenants.
The site on which the park stands has had a variety of different usages over time, it previously had industry and housing. It then contained a power station and gas works, and then had a variety of industrial usages, it was only developed in its current form from the late 1980s onwards. It was constructed in phases with the latter phases being those at the eastern side.Transport links
The M60 motorway is adjacent to the centre, and junction 27 (Portwood Roundabout) is located at the eastern corner of the centre, this makes it accessible to a large catchment population in the Greater Manchester Urban Area, and as it competes actively with nearby shopping parks (e.g. Snipe Retail Park, Ashton-under-Lyne), succeeding in attracting large numbers of shoppers every year.Further information
There is extensive car parking at the centre, it is mainly pay and display, and is close to the towns major supermarkets.
Immediately adjacent to The Peel Centre, across the road is a smaller development, Portwood Court, complementing the centre.
In 2003, IKEA announced plans to open a store on the other side of the Portwood Roundabout and M60, but were denied planning permission, and after numerous appeals they were finally turned down in 2005 by the then Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott. The first IKEA store in Greater Manchester opened in 2006, in neighbouring Ashton-under-Lyne.