Developer Bruntwood SciTech has let space at the grade two-listed Tenant’s Hall, previously a conference centre at the science and technology park near Nether Alderley, to village pub operator the Cheshire Pub Co.
Among the gastropubs in Cheshire Pub Co’s portfolio are The Ship Inn in Styal and The Frozen Mop in Mobberley. Following the lease agreement at Alderley Park, the company is expected to open its new pub and restaurant, The Churchill Tree, in the coming weeks.
The 6,000 sq ft deal represents a step forward in the provision of retail and leisure amenities at Alderley Park, according to Bruntwood SciTech, a joint venture between the Manchester-based developer and fund manager Legal & General.
Kath Mackay, managing director of Bruntwood SciTech – Alderley Park, said: “Alderley Park is a fantastic place to live and work and we’re thrilled the Cheshire Pub Co has chosen the park as the location for its next pub and restaurant.
“More than 200 life science and technology businesses are based at [the park] and The Churchill Tree will provide a great amenity for all those who live, work and visit.”
The Tenants’ Hall was built at Alderley Park House in 1901. It is one of two parts of the house that remain, after a fire destroyed parts of the historic building in 1931.
The 2015 masterplan for the Alderley Park campus includes provision for a restaurant on site, and detailed plans to redevelop the Tenant’s Hall into a pub were approved by Cheshire East Council last year.
The Churchill Tree pub, designed by Bridge Architects with Avison Young as planning consultant, will be surrounded by Alderley Park’s walking, running and cycling routes.
A spokesperson for the Cheshire Pub Co said: “The setting at Alderley Park is beautiful and we feel very fortunate to be a part of the community.
“We look forward to providing a safe and happy place for local residents and businesses during these unusual times, and we can’t wait to open our doors and get to know our customers.”