Mike said: “The opening of the transport interchange is the next link in the chain of regeneration for Wythenshawe.
“Built by local apprentices it has been about jobs and employment from the outset. It will now open up further access to jobs and employment for the people of Wythenshawe and continue our impressive story of rebirth and growth as a town.”
The interchange supports the wider regeneration of Wythenshawe town centre, with the release of land occupied by the current bus station on Rowlandsway playing a key role in that.
The development was carried out by contractors Kier on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and will provide a brand new TfGM Travelshop, cycle parking facilities, enhanced CCTV and passenger information systems.
The interchange is environmentally-friendly thanks to 72 solar panels that have been fitted to the roof. These will provide about 10 per cent of the energy needed for the entire building.