Altair Phase One

Working on behalf of Nikal, HOW Planning has secured detailed planning permission for Phase One of Altair, Altrincham’s new £70 million residential and leisure quarter in the town centre.

Construction on the 4.5 acre mixed-use scheme will start Summer 2016, with completion of the first phase anticipated in December 2017. Site clearance works will make way for the construction of an iconic contemporary style building that will house 59 high quality apartments plus ground floor retail leisure units.

Nikal’s Phase One plans for Altair also include a grand new entrance for Altrincham Ice Rink and a new landscaped pedestrianised area with space for outside seating and pavement cafés.

Future plans are being worked on for further phases of construction providing more high quality homes alongside contemporary retail spaces suitable for new restaurants, cafés, bars, shops and Grade A office accommodation, creating a vibrant new destination for living, leisure, pleasure and business in the heart of Altrincham town centre.

Altair will be linked directly to the tram, train and bus Transport Interchange via a new public bridge, making it easily accessible to those travelling to or from the Greater Manchester and Trafford areas.

HOW worked closely with Nikal to ensure that Altair Phase One delivers an iconic high quality building that reflects its position at a key gateway into both Altrincham and the wider Altair development. The decision will act as a catalyst to kick-start the regeneration of Altair and realise significant social and economic benefits at the heart of the town.

Case Study:

Project: Altair Phase One

Client: Nikal

Location: Altrincham, Cheshire

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