Health Regeneration

Construction of new health and wellbeing centre to begin by the end of the month

By David Prior at

The construction of the new South Trafford Health and Wellbeing Centre, on the site of the former Altrincham Hospital on Market Street, is to start at the end of the month.

Confirmation of the timescale follows the appointment of the main contractor, Bowmer and Kirkland (B&K).

NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Trafford Council are working with Citybranch Ltd on the four-floor development, which has been designed by AFL Architects.

A visual of the planned development

A visual of the planned development

It will incorporate GP health services, a new Altrincham Library and Tourist Information Centre, the Trafford Co-ordination Centre, a mix of community services and therapies and a pharmacy.

There will also be clinical suites and training areas, including a minor surgery suite, alongside retail space and a café.

B&Ks first task will be to remove the existing hospital sub-structure and construct the underground car park with 100 spaces, five disabled bays and a cycle store.

Hale-based demolition contractors, McAuliffe’s, recently completed the demolition of the Victorian hospital prior to Christmas.

Another visual of the project

Another visual of the project

John McAuliffe, managing director at McAuliffe, said: “We’d like to thank local businesses and residents for their cooperation throughout the project. Their support has been invaluable in helping us to work efficiently, whilst preserving a little piece of local history.”

Gina Lawrence, chief operating officer at Trafford CCG, added: “The new build is part of a wider plan to modernise GP and community health services across the borough, in order to provide more joined-up services for residents.

The demolition site, pictured today

The demolition site, pictured today

“I’d like to extend our thanks to all neighbouring businesses and residents for their support throughout demolition. This is a really exciting time for the area and we love seeing the excitement build for the project, particularly via the on-going photos on Twitter.”

If neighbours and residents have any questions or comments about the build during development, please direct them to the Site Manager, Matthew Bolton, via email m.bolton@bandk.co.uk or call 07740 050 976.

The Health and Wellbeing Centre is due to open to the public in summer 2018.

A view of the planned new centre from Regent Road

A view of the planned new centre from Regent Road