Altrincham College ext, P, planning docs

Altrincham College extension plans unveiled

Trafford Council has received proposals seeking to demolish an existing block at the campus off Green Lane, Timperley, to be replaced with a couple of two- and three-storey blocks.

The college is looking to add 31 classrooms and ancillary rooms, including science labs and technology rooms, with two infill extensions to create a larger kitchen and dining hall.

Additional car parking space and the installation of 2.4m high fencing, rounds off the development proposals.

Lancaster Maloney Martin is principal designer for the scheme which would provide Altrincham College with 300 additional mainstream places, increasing the pupil headcount from 875 to 1,175.

The proposal ties in with Trafford Council’s aim to address the need within the community for increased school places in Altrincham and Sale.

Among the reasons given for this are an increasing local population and other developments in the pipeline, according to the design and access statement submitted with the application.

Although the college is within the Green Belt, a justification has been put forward that the visual impact on the landscape will not be significantly different from the existing view.

There is already a three-storey building at the college’s main block, and it is suggested this development would be in keeping with the context of the site.

There are currently 85 car park spaces at the campus but this would increase with an additional 27 spaces to be added if the expansion is given the go-ahead.

Joining Lancaster Maloney Martin on the project team are Hacking Ecology, Axis, and WML Consulting.

To view the plans, search for reference number 113464/FUL/24 on Trafford Council’s planning portal.

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Is it the Minecraft wing?

By Tim Perley


By We're just Normal men

Is this place meant for recovering vampires ? Why is there virtually no light entering this building? Probably designed by a Marxist .

By Anonymous

Architecture these days is really exciting isn’t it…

By Quail

Have the architects ever seen a building before?

By Anonymous

Is the aim to inspire the next generation through inspirational learning spaces that are inviting and stimulating ?

By E Goldfinger

A search of the ARB register does not show any registered architects working for this company


Since when does a project need architects? If you examine the planning application there is more work to existing buildings than new which would suggest an architects so called flair is not needed. This picture is of the worst side of the block, the glass to the front is impressive. As a local resident I support this improvement to the local community and having met the designers at the public consultation they have struggled with planners and strict rules against them. Having watched Clarkson’s farm recently perhaps the local authorities need to be bought into check on their design influence. A great addition to an aged site.

By Anonymous

You literally can’t get down Green Lane twice a day because of the parked cars and selfish parents block the road and driveways, in the area surrounding the school. We don’t need more badly behaved parents trying to ensure they precious little darlings don’t have to walk more than 50 ft to the car, lest spontaneously combust from the effort.

By School Neighbour

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