Plans unveiled for Altrincham HoF store

Mixed-use scheme proposed for Altrincham department store

Plans have been submitted to redevelop the former House of Fraser store in Altrincham’s Stamford Quarter into a mixed-use scheme that will significantly contribute to the town’s ongoing transformation.

Lunar Altrincham, which owns the long leasehold of Stamford Quarter, is proposing to reconfigure the existing 60,000-sq ft, three-level store into a retail, office and residential scheme. This will include three retail units, totalling 22,700 sq ft, on the lower ground and ground floors, 17,244 sq ft of offices on the first floor and a new development of 62 one- and two-bed flats above.

A planning application has been submitted to Trafford Council, the freehold owners of Stamford Quarter shopping centre. The new mixed-use scheme would be located adjacent to American gym Orangetheory Fitness, Danish retailer Sostrene Grene and Flannels, all recent additions to the Stamford Quarter.

The House of Fraser store, which formerly traded as Rackhams, is currently occupied by Sports Direct following the purchase of the department store group from its administrators by Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley in August 2018.

Lunar Altrincham director Iain Minto said: “The remodelling of the department store is the final piece of our regeneration of Stamford Quarter. We believe that redeveloping this important area of the centre for a high-quality, mixed-use scheme will strike the right balance in Altrincham which, through continuing investment and strategic direction, has gone from strength to strength in recent years.”

Pozzoni is the architect for the mixed-use scheme. HRH Retail and Barker Proudlove are joint letting agents for Stamford Quarter.

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