Corstorphine & Wright designed the scheme for joint venture Patrick Properties and McGoff Group. Credit: via Philosophy PR

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.

Former Bowdon Hotel Patrick Properties and McGoff p planning documents

McGoff Group and Patrick Properties’ plans include constructing six townhouses on the Trafford site. Credit: via planning documents

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.

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It will be good to see a nice site

By Anonymous

Is Bowden anywhere near Bowdon?

By Lanky

    Thanks for catching the typo there, Lanky. Have fixed! – J

    By Julia Hatmaker

Looks like a lovely building

By Anonymous

Care home sounds a great idea, but it’s not that big a site – how will they get 4&5 bed houses on it too?! And facing right onto a busy junction with all the school traffic?

By Lauren

Looks much better but could be too much for the size of the site.

By Anonymous

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