South Trafford Health and Well-being Centre build set to commence

The construction of the new South Trafford Health and Well-being Centre, on the site of the former Altrincham Hospital on Market Street, Altrincham, is to commence at the end of February, following the appointment of the main contractor Bowmer and Kirkland (B&K).

MarketSt2NHS 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. It will incorporate GP health services; a new and improved Altrincham Library and Tourist Information Centre; the Trafford Co-ordination Centre; a mix of community services and therapies; a pharmacy; and 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 old Altrincham Hospital on the site, to make way for the new Centre. 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, said: “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.

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 or call 07740 050 976.

The Health and Well-being Centre is due to open to the public in summer 2018.