Old Altrincham hospital set for wellbeing hub
Trafford Council is due to approve plans for the redevelopment of the former Altrincham General Hospital site 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.
Designed by AFL Architects, the scheme will see the demolition of the existing buildings, and the reconstruction 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.
Trafford Council is due to meet to discuss the plans on Thursday 11 February.