Ollier Smurthwaite Altrincham Bridgewater Road

Designs revealed for Altrincham canalside apartments

Plans have been submitted for a 48-home residential development alongside the Bridgewater Canal in Altrincham, designed by architect Ollier Smurthwaite.

The planning application on behalf of client Maya Property Development is for a mixed seven-and-three storey building on the site of the former Rileys Snooker Club on Bridgewater Road, and on the opposite side of the canal from the Bridgewater Retail Park.

There will be 18 one-bed and 30 two-bed apartments in the development, with access via Bridgewater Road. A ground floor car park with 43 spaces is proposed, as well as 51 cycle parking spaces.

Existing buildings on the site will be demolished to make way for the proposals, which also includes communal roof terraces and balconies. An existing brick-built warehouse adjacent to the site will be retained.

At seven storeys, the building will rival the neighbouring Budenberg apartments in height.

The proposals have already been through a pre-application process with Trafford Council, undertaken in August this year, alongside a community consultation in November.

Trafford Council had raised concerns over car parking and overlooking, leading to the car parking spaces to be increased from 40 to 43, while the height of the development was also reduced.

Initial plans for a rooftop gym were also scrapped following August’s meeting with council planning officers.

The professional team also includes Paul Butler Associates as planner, Curtins as transport consultant, and Urban Green as environmental consultant.

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Looks ace.

By Bill