Temple appointed to undertake key research project

22.02.2022 2 min read

Temple is delighted to announce that Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has appointed us to undertake an important research piece on the new Ashton-Under-Lyne Interchange. This will involve consulting with local stakeholders and businesses on the impact of the new interchange on perceptions of the area.

The underlying objective of the new interchange was to significantly improve the quality of provision for public transport users within Ashton and Tameside and to improve connectivity with the surrounding area and the Greater Manchester conurbation.

Over the next two months, the Temple team will be seeking views from a range of town centre stakeholders that will be able to provide insights and opinions about current and future socio-economic opportunities related to the new interchange. The research will be centred around the following themes:

  • Perceptions of Ashton-Under-Lyne town centre as a place to visit
  • Perceptions of the town centre as a place to do business
  • Impact of the new interchange on local businesses’ employees
  • Impact of the new interchange on local businesses’ customers, students, or service users

 “We are really looking forward to working with TfGM on this fascinating research piece. Being able to engage with local stakeholders and businesses will enable us to fully appreciate the economic opportunities and issues affecting Ashton town centre and Tameside more widely

The insights from our research will allow TfGM to evaluate the impact of significant sustainable infrastructure investment.

Kevin Nimoh, Project Manager for the research

Key Contacts

Mark Teasdale Senior Director - Socio Economics