Altrincham’s Regent Road apartments to get under way
Work will start on the Project3-designed scheme in the town centre in early October, with the development set to deliver 70 apartments, leisure space, and a multi-storey car park.
Developer Citybranch is looking to start work on 7 October, and the project will also include a public square, commercial space, and a landscaped garden. Doncaster-based PBS Group is the contractor.
Included in the scheme are 70 apartments across two five-storey blocks, with a mix of one and two-bedroom flats, along with 9,500 sq ft of retail, café, restaurant or commercial space on the ground floor of both blocks, fronting Regent Road, New Street, and the public square.
Alongside the apartments and commercial space, the development includes a five-storey car park with space for 300 cars, which will be operated by Trafford Council with vehicular access via New Street.
The proposals, named Chapel Square, will replace the existing 147-space car park on the site, while the existing public toilets on the site will be demolished. Neighbouring buildings, including Thai restaurant Phanthong, will be retained.
Also included in the plans are highways improvements to Railway Street to improve access to Chapel Square and Altrincham Hospital, a scheme also developed by Citybranch.
The scheme secured planning consent in March last year and has also secured a £13m loan from the Greater Manchester Housing Investment Fund in April. Alongside Project3, the professional team on the project also includes landscape architect Planit-IE, Avison Young, and Civic Engineers.
Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s executive member for housing and regeneration, said: “The Chapel Square development is the latest scheme marking the redevelopment and regeneration of Altrincham town centre. The high-quality development will not only improve the area, but provide much-needed new housing in the centre of Altrincham.
“The scheme will bring more people into the town centre to live, which will add to both the daytime and night-time economy and ultimately benefit the overall economy of the town. It will certainly invigorate George Street, Regent Road and Lloyd Square.”