A planning application has been submitted for a 99-apartment development on Wharf Road in Altrincham, designed by Leach Rhodes Walker, neighbouring another proposed apartment block on Bridgewater Road.
The building varies between three and nine storeys in height and is being developed by Elderloch, a company backed by MCR Property Group director Benjamin Eades.
An existing brick warehouse on the site bordering the Bridgewater Canal will be knocked down to make way for the scheme, which will provide a mix of one, two, and three-bed apartments, alongside six two-bed townhouses.
It will also include 104 car parking spaces and 99 cycle spaces, as well as a 6,000 sq ft internal courtyard for residents.
Following a pre-application meeting with Trafford Council, the scale of the development was reduced from 103 apartments to 99, and roof terraces have been reduced in size to cut down overlooking into adjacent properties.
The developer has argued that due to potential “abnormal costs”, any further financial contribution to the council, including for affordable housing, would “render the scheme unviable”.
Alongside Leach Rhodes Walker as architect, the professional team also includes Savills as planner and Enzygo as transport planner and ecological consultant.
The project will neighbour another proposed apartment block by Ollier Smurthwaite and developer Maya Property Developments, which submitted plans for a 48-home, seven-and-three storey apartment block last week.
The proposals by Maya are for a mixed seven-and-three storey building on the site of the former Rileys Snooker Club on Bridgewater Road.