Eric Wright Construction has been appointed to a £70m mixed-use leisure and residential scheme in Altrincham.
Nikal Developments has appointed the contractor to lead the ‘Altair’ development which will have restaurants, coffee shops, bars, retail stores and 150 homes. It also has consent for grade A offices.
Detailed planning work is underway and construction is due to progress now the new £19m tram, train and bus Transport Interchange is complete and allows a direct link to the scheme via a new public walkway.
If full planning permission is granted in Spring 2016, the first phase of construction will get underway shortly afterwards.
Nikal managing director Nick Payne said: “Eric Wright Construction has recently proved its capabilities on the smooth delivery of a high calibre mixed-use scheme in Hale Barns, just a few miles from Altrincham town centre.
“The firm’s portfolio is excellent, as is its reputation for delivering complex schemes efficiently, safely and with minimum inconvenience to the community surrounding a site. We are confident the company is best placed to help us realise our vision for Altair.”
Altair has been developed by Nikal working with Trafford Council and Altrincham Forward.