Multi-million pound plans to further develop Altrincham’s Altair site have been revealed.
The Altrincham-based property developer, Nikal, has submitted an application for the second phase of the £70 million development.
The second phase of the development will see the construction of 91 apartments on the Oakfield Road site. Shops, offices and a basement car park – able to hold 200 cars – are planned to be built.
The first phase of the project, which cost £15 million, began last year. This phase proposed the construction of an eight-storey building, which would house 59 apartments.
Another phase of the development will see the construction of a new leisure centre. This new leisure centre will be built on land which is currently being used as a car park.
This phase is viewed to be an “opportunity to develop a current vacant site”. Developers aim to create a design of “exceptional quality”, contributing to the “unique setting”.
Two of the four ‘blocks’ are expected to house two and three bedroom apartments. Block one will have over 6 floors with 47 apartments. In block two over 7 floors will hold 44 apartments. Block three will be a non-residential building.
Once completed it is expected that Altair will be viewed as the go-to destination for leisure and entertainment.
It is hoped that new apartments and office spaces will appeal to homebuyers and local, regional and national businesses.
Nick Payne, Nikal’s managing director said, “Phase two reveals how Altair will complement the town’s existing offering”.
The development will also “help attract new residents, workers, businesses, shoppers and visitors from near and far”.
Some members of the local Altrincham community raised concerns about the scheme. It is believed that it will have a negative impact on the number of parking spaces in the town.
Despite concerns many believe that the scheme will bring exciting new changes to the local community.