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United Carpets has occupied the unit since 2018. Credit: Google Earth

United Carpets to make way for Farmfoods in Altrincham

The food store is planning to move into the former B&Q unit off Atlantic Street, which was taken over by the flooring retailer in 2018. 

United Carpets, which also sells beds, is understood to be vacating its Altrincham store, which will be converted into a Farmfoods, under plans lodged with Trafford Council. 

The plans seek permission for the redevelopment of the unit into a 10,000 sq ft store for the frozen food retailer. 

Farmfoods previously operated a smaller store out of Sale town centre but closed it in 2021. To remain competitive, it has sought larger stores with car parks attached. 

According to a planning statement prepared by Gravis Planning Atlantic Street Retail Park provides Farmfoods with “an ideal opportunity to provide a modern store appropriate for the needs of north/west Altrincham town”. 

To learn more about Farmfoods’ scheme, search for reference number 113169/FUL/24 on Trafford Council’s planning portal. 

United Carpets took over the unit from B&Q, which closed in 2016. Part of the former hardware store was demolished to make way for an Aldi supermarket in 2019. 

In 2013, Morrisons was refused permission to redevelop the B&Q into a supermarket. 

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Hi there that sounds good when do you think you will be opening 👍

By Anonymous

Are Morrisons going to have something to say about this?

By Anonymous

Very good sale farmfoods shut 2 years ago and I go to Eccles now 20 minutes in my car .till Broadheath opens

By Phillip Roberts

Didn’t a food retailer get denied permission to occupy the former Aldi store there, too?

By Bob

Good to hear. Just wonder how is food price of farm foods compare to Aldi or Lidl’s?

By Anonymous

Just how many more giant food stores do we need ?

By Mel

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