Altrincham town centre garage sold for flats

The site of a former garage and workshop at Back Grafton Street, Altrincham has been sold for residential development.

The site had planning consent for conversion which has now expired and was sold unconditionally for £310,000 by Peter Shaw Property to Novo Property Group.

A planning application has been submitted to Trafford Council for 14 apartments designed by Calder Peel with a decision pending.

Alexander Clarke, acquisitions director of Novo Property Group, said: "This is an ideal site for residential development in the heart of the town centre but in a quiet location close to the Goose Green courtyard with its choice of independent restaurants and leisure facilities, which will be enhanced as part of the three year £6m project to transform Altrincham town centre.

"We believe that the demand for residential accommodation both from the new hospital and surrounding areas will see the creation of a welcome and sought after residential element in the town to complement the desirable neighbourhoods of Hale and Bowdon. This is certainly evident by the interest we have already received from potential purchasers."

Daniel Lee, director of Regional Property Solutions, who acted for the vendor Peter Shaw Property, said: "The building on the site had been vacant for some time and become a bit of a local eyesore and with the increasing demand for residential accommodation in the town this proposed development is perfect timing."

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