Old Altrincham hospital plans get green light

Trafford Council has approved plans from Citybranch for the redevelopment of the former Altrincham General Hospital into an 88,000 sq ft health and wellbeing centre, built around the hospital’s Victorian façade.

The hospital on Regent Road has been vacant since the services were relocated to a 75,000 sq ft new-build facility on Railway Street in 2015, built by developer Pochin’s in partnership with Citybranch.

Citybranch is bringing forward the project on the one-acre old hospital site, on behalf of the NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group.

Designed by AFL Architects, the scheme will see the demolition of the existing buildings, and the relocation of the original façade, which dates from the 1870s, to a new site to the North East of its current location.

The four-storey wellbeing hub will then be built behind the façade, and will include a library, pharmacy, café, retail, public health services and GP practices.

There will also be new public realm, with a square built around Pott Street.

The facility will be accessed off Greenwood Street.

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