For many months we’ve watched as the buildings around Redrock have taken shape. Named after the red sandstone that the town is built on (and that is clearly visible on the opposite side of the M60 from the development itself) Redrock has been getting a lot of publicity. But exactly what is in this new Stockport development, and is it going to be worth the hype? In summary, Redrock is made up of a cinema, restaurants, leisure facilities and a new car park. So, let’s have a look at some of the highlights….
The Light, Redrock’s 10-screen cinema, will be offering up all the latest blockbusters along with independent and international films, and live opera, theatre and pop concerts from around the globe. Though I wasn’t able to actually watch anything, what I did pick up was the ethos of customer care. The team there is determined that every single one of its guests will be treated like a VIP, and really enjoy a quality cinema experience.
Mike Thomson, Commercial Director, The Light Cinemas told MOOR: “We are really looking forward to opening in Stockport. Customers are at the heart of The Light and we want everyone to have a trip to the cinema they will remember, from the moment they step through our doors. It is not just about the film – it is about the place, the environment, the accessibility and the service. We aim to make all people feel they belong. Redrock is an exciting new destination and we are delighted to be part of it.”
Popular dining spots Zizzi and Pizza Express are bringing their Italian flavours to Redrock with their trusted pasta and pizza dishes. Always family-friendly and stylish, I was certainly not disappointed to know that these two were going to be part of the Redrock experience. On the other hand, the latest name to be added to the Redrock line up is Lounges, not a chain that I’m familiar with. However, after a bit of ‘research’ I can state that anyone who can bring cocktails and squishy sofas, as well as a pretty good-looking menu to the town centre, is alright in my book! They aim for a laid-back café atmosphere, perfect for pre/post shopping or cinema visit.
In practical terms, Redrock has access to more than 1,200 car parking spaces (free parking is available for visitors to the cinema), bike stands galore and a new cycle hub. Of course depending on where you live in The Heatons, it’s actually not that far to walk either!
I’m a big fan of Stockport – I see it as my next level of loyalty after The Heatons. I want it to thrive as a town centre and believe that Redrock will help it do so, as part of the wider portfolio of services Stockport offers alongside a growing cultural scene, independents in the Underbanks/Hillgate area and high street shopping.
Find out more about what you can look forward to at www.redrockstockport.uk