Historic hotel site in Trafford tipped for major revamp
A Patrick Properties and McGoff Group joint venture wants to transform the former Mercure Hotel site in Bowdon into a care home, day nursery, apartments, and townhouses.
Trafford Council planning officers have recommended the plans for approval when the council’s development management committee meets Thursday.
The site sits by the junction of Langham Road and Marlborough Road, within the Bowdon Conservation Area.
McGoff and Patrick have declared their intentions to retain a few of the two-acre site’s historic structures: the 1871 Bowdon Hydro and Hawthorn Lea villas.
Under designs by architect Corstorphine & Wright, The Bowdon Hydro would become a 95-place nursery, while the villas would be repurposed as four two-bed and two three-bed apartments.
In between the Bowdon Hydro and the villas would be a green space, designed by Manchester-based DEP Landscape Architecture.
North of the villas would be the six townhouses, comprising two four-bed homes and four five-bed ones. The southern end of the site, fronting Marlborough Road would be the 51-bed care facility with a courtyard garden.
Garner Town Planning submitted the planning application for the project in May. The project team for the scheme also includes structural and civil engineer Clancy Consulting, heritage consultant Beardmore Urban, and transport consultant SCP Transport.
The application’s reference number with Trafford Council is 107877/FUL/22.