Trafford Council looks at options for Grafton Centre

Trafford Council has commissioned a leading property firm to look at options for Altrincham’s Grafton Centre.

The local authority, which bought the shopping centre in 2018, has asked CBRE to carry out an appraisal of the redevelopment and delivery options for the centre as it considers its future post-Covid.

The Council had started a procurement process pre-Covid to find a development partner but has now ended the process due to the economic and social impact of the epidemic. It will now work with CBRE to develop a detailed plan for the centre’s future.

Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive member for Housing and Regeneration, said:

“The Council is looking at best options for the future of the Grafton Centre and is working closely with CBRE to ensure the best results. We have ended the procurement process we had started, as it had commenced in a different economic climate to the one we find ourselves in today. Thank you to all the companies who took part in the process.

Trafford Council will now focus solely on the future of the Centre as we go forward. The Council has 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, and we are very proud of the work that has been carried out.”

Posted on Tuesday 18th August 2020