Trafford Council is continuing its wide-scale multi-million pound regeneration of Altrincham with a number of exciting new developments.
The authority is working with partners to ensure the town continues to be a first class destination for people to live, shop and do business.
Work is taking place to massively improve health, wellbeing and leisure facilities, the public realm and shops and offices within the popular town centre.
The Council’s improvement schemes in Altrincham reflect our corporate priorities to reduce health inequalities and address our climate crisis. They include:
The multi-million pound refurbishment of Altrincham Leisure Centre: Work has started to transform the centre on Oakfield Road into a state-of-the-art modern leisure facility for the community to enjoy. The centre – branded move Altrincham - will benefit from a 25m swimming pool, a 20m learner pool, a pool pod to improve accessibility, a combined lobby area with pool viewing and café, a wet village change, an inclusive changing places toilet and a health and wellbeing spa facility. There will also be a wellness assessment room, an enlarged fitness suite, fitness changing and dry change areas, two flexible studio spaces, an immersive indoor cycle studio, a four-court sports hall and storage, a gymnastics hub and staff rooms and offices. The refurbishment will also include the replacement of the fossil fuel (gas) heating system with Air Sourced Heat Pumps and Solar Panels, which are significantly more sustainable options than the existing systems and support Trafford Council’s action plan to be Carbon Neutral by 2038.
Public realm improvements: The latest phase of public realm work in Altrincham town centre is progressing well to make the town centre an even better place to work, live and visit.
The works include parts of George Street receiving planters, seating on central spaces and high-quality paving to the shopfronts. Also, the footpaths on Regent Road continuing to be replaced before construction starts on the segregated cycle ways and ‘rain gardens’ which will transform the look and feel of the road.
Revitalising the Stamford Quarter: Plans are well underway to regenerate and revitalise The Stamford Quarter in Altrincham. The Foundation building marks a transformative new chapter for the Stamford Quarter bringing an exciting blend of retail, leisure and workspace to the heart of the high street and creating a welcoming gateway to Altrincham’s thriving town centre. Retail, hospitality and leisure brands will sit at the ground level providing a hub of shopping, dining, drinking and leisure. The hospitality businesses will spill out onto Stamford Square creating a thriving new neighbourhood for Altrincham and completely transforming this side of the town centre. Just last week, Bowling giant Lane 7 announced it would be taking over Foundation’s 12,640 square foot lower ground floor.
The Grafton Centre – The Council is also in the process of taking on some new lettings in the Grafton Centre on George Street, Altrincham.
Trafford Council Leader, Cllr Tom Ross, said: “We are committed to regenerating and improving our town centres and Altrincham is no exception. The huge refurbishment of the leisure centre to make it a first class hub for health and wellbeing is underway and we are continuing to improve the public realm in the town centre. Our extensive work alongside Bruntwood on the Stamford Quarter will make Altrincham an even better place to work, shop and do business.
“Altrincham has already won several awards and with all the work we are carrying out – more could be on the way.”
Posted on Thursday 26th January 2023