Trafford Council is continuing its large-scale regeneration of Altrincham through the future re-development of the town’s Grafton Centre.
The Council is seeking to appoint a Joint Venture Partner for the popular shopping centre site which sits in the heart of the town centre at the junction of George Street and Regent Road.
The successful developer will work with the local authority to create an exciting mixed-use scheme to attract investment and regenerate the area.
Altrincham has already undergone a hugely successful multi-million pound revitalisation, led by the Council and its partners: Shop vacancies have fallen and there has been a significant rise in footfall.
By purchasing the Grafton Centre and seeking an expert development partner, the Council is showing not only its confidence in the town but its commitment to its long term future as a destination in which to live, work and visit.
The town centre is bucking the national trend of high street decline and was awarded ‘Best High Street in 2018’ in the Great British High Street Awards. This incredible turnaround has its roots in the improvements to the public realm and the market quarter, which has acted as a catalyst for the towns regeneration.
Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, said:
Trafford Council have been at the forefront of the regeneration of Altrincham town centre in recent years including the successful Market Quarter, public realm works and Altrincham Business Improvement District.
Altrincham town centre continues to thrive and be a leading example for other town centres throughout the country. The Council is now embarking on the next chapter of this exciting programme of change. We were greatly encouraged by the Expressions of Interests that were received for the Centre in October 2018 and we are now looking forward to receiving formal bids to revitalise the Grafton Centre and the upper George Street area of Altrincham."
Posted on Tuesday 25th June 2019