Monday, 13 October 2014

Merseyway from Level 3

From the level 3 car park on Mersey Way looking down into the shopping complex.

Merseyway Shopping Centre opened in 1965 . It consists mainly of a large pedestrianised street, where at one point there are two levels of walkways for shoppers, and there is access to both the first and ground floor of many shops. It was extensively refurbished in 1995 with the provision of level 3 parking and an area of covered mall at the western edge of the centre.

It is built on giant stilts above the River Mersey and the river runs for the entire length of the centre. The river had been first covered over in the late 1930s when a road was built over the top.

In the background is the town's iconic railway viaduct and visible under the second arch from the left is the town's modern icon the Stockport Pyramid.

A contribution to Blue Monday and Our World Tuesday.


  1. Very challenging from an architectural point of view. All the skylights must help tremendously in opening up the interior.

  2. Great photo with wonderful angles and composition and interesting history ~

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor) ~ Happy Week to you!

  3. I always look out for the viaduct when passing through Stockport.

  4. Cool shot of the shopping centre.. I like all the skylights.. Have a happy week!

  5. Must be nice to walk around in there !