Plans submitted for £2.3m redevelopment of historic town centre terrace

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Plans for a £2.3million residential development of six homes on Regent Road in Altrincham town centre have been submitted by Novo Property Group.

The Weavers Cottages development will convert the historic terrace back into two and three-bedroom residential cottages.

The six homes will each have their own terrace and private parking within a central courtyard. Developers Novo says the work will include “extensive restorations” but will be “sympathetic” in approach.

A rear view of the planned development

The development retains the corner retail space on Normans Place that local business, Riddles Emporium, currently occupies.

The development is the first partnership between Novo and Southway Housing Trust, with the project team including property consultants, AA Projects Ltd.

Together with architects Project 3, there are also plans to create a new architectural landmark through the more extensive rebuilding of No33a that adjoins the Edwardian styled corner building.

The new façade will be faced with a handmade black glazed brick. Spread across three floors the property will feature a distinctive vertical strip of glazing clad in aluminium panelling.

The front view of the Weavers Cottages development

Ben Fearns, managing director of Novo Property Group, said: “The Weavers is the first phase of a larger redevelopment plan that we are undertaking with Southway. It is all part of our commitment to proactively investing in the town and providing much needed new homes.

“This development is an incredibly rare opportunity to create family homes right in the heart of the town and we are using all our experience to make them really special. It’s a pleasure to see the collective efforts of local business and Trafford Council, the town is truly thriving.”

How this part of Regent Road looks today

Andrew Bamford, of Project3, said: “The corner landmark building will be greatly enhanced by the new additions and will no longer be viewed as a standalone element but incorporated into the newly renovated street frontage.

“This project has the potential to significantly improve the existing commercial units and provide unique new homes that will benefit Altrincham’s continued growth.”

Work is expected to begin in July 2018, ready for occupation in late 2018.

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