A consultation process has officially begun for the vibrant transformation of Altrincham’s Stamford Quarter. Led by Bruntwood Works and Trafford Council, their aim is to rejuvenate the area for post-lockdown life, improving streets and public spaces, enhancing accessibility and connectivity and creating new residential units to make Altrincham town centre a better place to work, live and play.
Plans include the redevelopment of large vacant units like the former Rackhams site, turning it into commercial work spaces for new hospitality and retail businesses, alongside the creation of a bespoke arrival area and a pop-up shop on George Street. It’s hoped that this new venue will be used by emerging retailers to trail new concepts on the high street. Cafes, restaurants and leisure units are also among the proposed plans, together with the opportunity to create new areas for town centre living, including the development of a rooftop neighbourhood and green space at Sunningdale House.
Meanwhile, 24,000 sq ft of Stamford Square could be transformed into a playful, flexible hub for families and the local community, hosting events, outdoor exercise classes and live music. This would include the installation of movable furniture, trees, catenary lighting and seating terraces while plans to introduce green roofs onto buildings would enhance biodiversity and help reduce carbon footprints. To find out more about the plans to redevelop Altrincham’s Stamford Quarter and to have your say, visit their website.
- Simon Bland
- Published on:
- Fri 26 Mar 2021