Timperley Library

Four shortlisted for Timperley Library redevelopment

Charlie Schouten

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.

Timperley Library Medical Centre

The development also includes a healthcare and community centre

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HB construction are also a good little company and could handle this!

By Gareth Hadfield

There should be a mural dedicated to Frank Sidebottom and what he has done for Timperley!

By Gareth Hadfield

Ah thanks for the support Gareth. Yeah us two could do it in our spare time.

By Jamie B

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