Pozzoni wins Altrincham care home approval

Pozzoni, the independent architectural practice, has won planning consent at the second time of asking to redevelop Oldfield Bank Care Home in Altrincham.

The scheme was originally refused planning permission back in August 2008 due to concerns over conservation issues and whether the proposed scheme might harm the character of the Devisdale conservation area in which it sits. These issues have now been ironed out and planning permission was granted last month.

The £1.5m development by the care home's owner, Laurence Levy, will upgrade and extend the existing premises to create 63 rooms providing residents with 24 hour-a-day care.

Damian Utton, partner at Pozzoni, commented: "As a result of the property boom experienced in the last 15 years, many properties in the area have been converted into luxury apartments, leaving a shortage of care facilities within the area. This development will provide the much needed care facilities for elderly people in the local community whilst retaining the architectural character and presence of the existing care home and the opulent and spacious quality of the area."

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