New shops and restaurant to be built at science park

Alderley Park

A new restaurant and retail destination is to be built at Alderley Park in Cheshire.

The business and science park has been granted planning permission to build a new 20,000 sq ft dining and retail destination.

The development will include a 8,000 sq ft pub and restaurant in the Grade II listed Tenants Hall, a farm shop in the former Stanley Arms and 21 new boutique guest rooms.

The development will offer dining in a historic setting surrounded by listed buildings, walled gardens, an arboretum and a water garden.

Owner and developer of Alderley Park, Bruntwood, is already in talks with potential operators.

For the first time, the local community will have access to the network of footpaths, woodland and heritage parkland.

Andrea George, Head of Retail and Leisure Leasing for Bruntwood, said: “The planning approval for Tenants Hall and Stanley Arms at Alderley Park offers a great opportunity to create a beautiful, thriving new leisure and dining destination.

“The restaurant will become the heart of the new community and mark a new era for Alderley Park as it transforms into a place for the local community, residents and businesses to visit and enjoy”.

Alderley Park is already home to over one milllion sq ft of commercial office space, conference and science facilities. An estimated 2,000 people work at the site.

The Grade II listed Stables Courtyard at the south end of the Park is currently being converted by PJ Livesey into luxury townhouses, alongside a new apartment building facing the park’s water garden.

PH Homes is also developing a collection of luxury three, four and five-bedroom properties.

There will also be new leisure facilities offering tennis courts, football pitches and a health and fitness studio.

The planning application was submitted by Manchester-based planning consultants, HOW Planning.

Bridge Architects worked closely with Planit Intelligent Environments and a range of other specialist consultants to develop the scheme on the planning application.