A £7m redevelopment of the site of Timperley Library in Trafford is set to start before the end of the year, with four contractors shortlisted to build a new medical centre and apartments on Stockport Road.
Four firms – Casey, Cruden, Pochin’s, and Whitfield & Brown – have been shortlisted by developer Citybranch for the project, which will see the existing library replaced by a healthcare and community centre, alongside the construction of an apartment block on neighbouring land.
It is understood a contractor is due to be appointed in the coming months, with construction works starting before the end of the year.
The two-storey community centre will include a GP surgery and a 1,000 sq ft retail unit at ground floor level, as well as a library and kitchen on the first floor, with office space on the second floor.
The neighbouring Baker Street public car park will also be redeveloped to house a four-storey apartment block of 22 two-bed and three one-bed apartments. A replacement car park will provide 116 spaces, with 25 allocated to the apartments and 14 to the GP surgery.
The scheme has been designed by Altrincham-based architect Calderpeel. Plans were submitted in May last year and approved in September 2016.
Citybranch is currently on site at a £20m overhaul of the former Altrincham General Hospital site. Contractor Bowmer & Kirkland is building a new medical and wellbeing centre, which will include GP practices, a pharmacy and café, as well as a new library for Trafford Council.
The developer also completed Altrincham’s new £17m hospital in 2015, which was built by Pochin’s.