Chapel Square


Trafford Council has resolved to grant planning permission for a new multi-storey car park and residential-led mixed use scheme in Altrincham, Cheshire. HOW Planning submitted the full planning application on behalf of local developer Citybranch Healthcare and the decision paves the way for 70 new apartments to be built in the town centre.

The scheme, which has been designed by Project 3 Architects, will see the redevelopment of Chapel Square, which is located on the current Regent Road car park site in Altrincham Town Centre. The new development will include also include a 300 space car park as well as 9500 sq ft of retail space, café, restaurant and commercial space and a new public square; all to be built on a key brownfield site.

The Chapel Square scheme will complement a number of recently completed and under construction regeneration schemes, helping to deliver on the town’s objectives for new parking, residential, commercial and employment growth on this key site. The approved scheme will see a significant increase in the number and quality of car parking on the site with 223 new, publicly accessible spaces to be managed by Trafford Council.

The scheme will also deliver substantial new public realm improvements and connections to the rest of the town centre. It will include a more fitting commemorative setting for Chapel Street, which was called ‘the bravest little street in England’ by George V, acknowledging the families and large number of volunteers who went to fight in the trenches during WWI. A significant financial contribution will also be made to public realm improvements elsewhere in the town centre.

Work on the scheme is due to commence in late 2018.