Decision details

Debenhams Redevelopment

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet will be asked to consider and approve funding related to the redevelopment of the former Debenhams department store in Stockport Town Centre.


The Cabinet has considered a report setting out the Council’s strategy for the vacant, former Debenhams building located on the A6 in Stockport Town Centre and has:-


(1) Given approval to the funding for the preferred redevelopment option for the former Debenhams building as outlined in the above report and confidential appendices and


(2) Delegated authority to the Deputy Chief Executive and the Director of Development & Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration to;


·         appoint a contractor and appropriate professional team as required to deliver the refurbishment works and execute any necessary letter of intent, pre-construction services agreement or other agreement, pending resolution of the final contract;

·         agree the detailed initial investment mix for the building;

·         agree the terms of occupational leases for the building;

·         take such other steps as are appropriate and necessary to implement the strategy set out in this report


(3) Delegated authority to the Strategic Head of Service (Legal and Democratic Governance) to do such things as are necessary or incidental to implementation of the above recommendations.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Significant expenditure or savings;

Wards Affected: Brinnington & Central;

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: An EIA will be carried out as part of the redevelopment of the store.

Decision Reference: CAB392

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Other reasons / organisations consulted


Contact: Robert Goulsbra Email:

Report author: Alex Fyans

Publication date: 29/06/2022

Date of decision: 28/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 28/06/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/07/2022

Accompanying Documents: