Work has begun on the construction of a new £18m luxury residential development in Altrincham.
Following the demolition of Alexandra House – the former YWCA building on the corner of Ashley Road and St John’s Road that had been derelict for over five years – Barnfield Construction broke ground on the Alderbank development this week.
Remnants of the old building have been removed and the next phase will see installation of sheet piling and internal building foundations for the scheme of 34 large apartments and six mews houses.
The scheme, led by Manchester-based developer Real Estate Investment Partnerships Ltd, will create 20 to 30 jobs in the region during the first phase. The fit-out of the building, which is due to take place in 2018, will see an additional 70 jobs generated.
Stephen Slater, chief executive officer of Real Estate Investment Partnerships Ltd, said: “With the demolition of Alexandra House complete, we’re at an exciting point in the development of Alderbank. We’re looking forward to seeing the scheme take shape and the complete transformation of what has been a local eyesore for many years.
“Altrincham’s regeneration continues to breathe new life into the town and we’re proud to be a part of its mini-renaissance.”
John Parkinson, contracts manager for Barnfield Construction, added: “Throughout the demolition phase the site has presented its own challenges, due to restricted site access, so we’re pleased to see the development moving forward at a steady pace.
“Everything’s on track to start laying the foundations for this fantastic regeneration project, which will see the once derelict site bloom into a stylish and contemporary complex over the coming months.”
The development has been designed by award-winning architect Ollier Smurthwaite.
This is one of several schemes that the luxury developer is launching across Cheshire, Manchester and London, including Highbank at Green Walk, the £9million regeneration development of the former Transform Clinic in Bowdon, which is due for completion this September.