Plans in for new Altrincham Hospital

Developer Citybranch and construction partner Pochin have submitted a planning application to Trafford Council for the new Altrincham Hospital.

The proposed new hospital, designed by Aedas, will be built on Railway Street in the heart of Altrincham town centre.

Adam Gross, director of Citybranch, based in Hale, said: "We have been working closely with Central Manchester Foundation Trust and Trafford Healthcare Trust to develop plans for the new hospital. This is an extremely significant development for Altrincham and having waited almost 40 years, we want to ensure that the hospital meets the needs of local residents. We are delighted to be involved in bringing much needed state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to the town."

The new hospital will replace the existing facilities on Market Street and include an outpatients department, minor injuries unit, diagnostics, physiotherapy, staff support and training facilities. The application proposes a four-storey hospital alongside a five-storey office building, with retail accommodation at ground level and 24 dedicated car parking spaces.

Jim Nicholson, director of Pochin, added: "The new hospital will dramatically change the landscape of Altrincham town centre, providing a modern, patient-friendly and easily accessible facility for Trafford residents. Altrincham has no doubt been affected by the economic downturn and we hope that by bringing these modern facilities to Railway Street, the new hospital will help to change the way that local residents use the town and act as a catalyst for further regeneration in the area. If approved it is expected that construction work will commence on site by late autumn."

Cllr Matt Colledge, leader of Trafford Council and chairman of Altrincham Forward, said: "The hospital is a key part of the regeneration of Altrincham town centre and is a much needed facility for the area. I am delighted that Citybranch have now been able to submit their plans formally for consideration by the planning department and subsequently the planning committee."

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