£13m development to replace Victorian buildings
Work on a new £13m hospital in Altrincham has officially started, with a celebratory ‘breaking of the ground’ event held last week.
The 75,000sq ft hospital in Railway Street is being developed by Pochin Property in partnership with Citybranch on behalf of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT). Pochin Construction is the contractor for the scheme.
The state-of-the-art hospital will have four storeys plus a basement car park. Facilities will include a minor injuries unit, outpatient consultation and treatment rooms, physiotherapy, X-ray, ultrasound and blood testing services, in addition to staff offices, meeting rooms and welfare facilities.
The development will not only replace the current Altrincham Hospital, which dates back to the Victorian era, but will also expand on the services offered.
Chief executive, John Moss, said: “The development of a new Altrincham Hospital is of great importance to the surrounding area and we’re delighted that the partnership has been able to secure the delivery of additional space for local patients.”
Adam Gross, director at Citybranch, added: “This has been a project that has been in the pipeline for many years and we are excited to witness the next stage of the development.”
Pochin Property is managing the delivery with Beaumont Lord as employer’s agent. AEDAS Architects designed the building and Capita Symonds is providing structural, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering services.
The hospital is expected to be open by 2015.