Nick's Pub Altrincham
The pub will be retained and converted. Image from Google.

Altrincham development continues with Railway Street apartments

Charlie Schouten

The former Nick’s pub in Altrincham town centre is set to be converted into commercial space as part of residential-led development featuring 29 homes after Consensus Property submitted a planning application for the site.

The developer, which lists Derek and Paul Thompson alongside Karen Jones as directors, is proposing to convert the pub, formerly known as H Nicholson’s, into commercial space fronting Railway Street, with a single residential apartment on the upper levels.

To the rear of the building, existing outbuildings will be demolished to make way for four three-storey mews houses alongside a four-storey apartment block featuring 24 apartments, as well as basement parking for 34 vehicles. The scheme has been designed by architect Calderpeel.

The commercial unit on the ground floor will total around 800 sq ft while the apartment on the first floor will total 1,000 sq ft. Flats in the apartment block range from 500 sq ft to 800 sq ft in size – nine of these are one-beds and 15 will be two-beds.

Calderpeel Altrincham Flats September 2018

The proposed apartment block to the rear of the pub

If approved, the project will form part of a major redevelopment in Altrincham town centre focussed around Regent Road and The Downs.

The Regent Road car park, which sits to the rear of Consensus’ proposals, is set to host 70 apartments across two five-storey blocks, along with a 300-space multi-storey car park, commercial units and a public square. This is being brought forward by Citybranch, developer behind the town’s new health and wellbeing centre, set to complete later this year.

Further along Regent Road, developer Novo has also put in plans to convert the former Myersons Solicitors offices into houses as part of its £2.3m Weavers Cottages project, designed by architect Project3 and brought forward in partnership with Southway Housing Trust.

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I wonder how long ago the properties on Regent Road were “weavers cottages”

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