Historic row of terraced houses in Altrincham to get £2.3m facelift

An historic row of terraced house in Altrincham town centre is to get a £2.3m facelift.

Novo Property Group has submitted plans for the development of six homes, including a new architectural landmark on Regent Road.
The revamp of the cottages will see the terrace converted back into two and three-bedroom residential cottages.

The works will include extensive restorations with high quality new additions to provide a contemporary architectural feel to the development.

Each new property will have its own terrace and private parking within a central courtyard.

The development will also keep the corner store on Normans Place that local business, Riddles Emporium, currently occupies.

Novo, Southway and architects, Project 3, are seeking 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 development is the first partnership between Novo and Southway Housing Trust, with the project team including property consultants, AA Projects Ltd.

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.”

Matt Roberts, director of property and development at Southway Housing Trust, said: “This is one of our first commercial developments we are bringing to the market through Gecko Homes and it’s a fantastic, unique scheme that will demonstrate the ambition and quality of our development work.

“It’s a brilliant location with excellent potential and we look forward to working with our partners to deliver such an exciting project.”

Andrew Bamford of Project3, said: “Our remit was to design a scheme that positively influenced and respected the future of these historic buildings.

“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, ready for occupation by the end of the year.