This project entailed the substantial remodelling and improvement of a run down 1970’s shopping precinct in the heart of Altrincham town centre consisting of retail, leisure, office and parking space over multiple storeys.
Redevelopment of the Stamford Quarter was undertaken in two phases to allow continuity of trade for the high street retailers and revitalise its decor after the architectural style of the existing buildings became dated.
John Turner Construction was awarded the initial phase following a competitive tender and has subsequently completed three further phases for Lunar Holdings, including the strip out and refurbishment of an existing empty building to create a Nandos restaurant on Cross Street.
Enhancements included works to elevations, circulation and public spaces along with the creation of a more sustainable and enjoyable shopping environment. The overall aim of Lunar Holdings, a joint venture company set up by Apollo Global Management and M&M Asset Management, was to revitalise the Stamford Quarter by improving its presence, visibility and attractiveness providing a link between the new transport hub and award winning market hall/open market.
Modernising the Stamford Quarter included a refresh of external facades for JD, Waterstones, Debenhams, Carphone Warehouse, Clinton Cards, WH Smith and Wilko and works comprised:
- removal of canopies and installation of double height shop fronts
- repair and refurbishment of stairs and lift tower to the multi-storey car park with new matching render, glazed facade and glass canopy
- rendering of brown shop front pilasters and wall areas in matt white
- repair and repainting of concrete parapet
- overcladding with matt, white re-render
- re-roofing and re-slating of buildings
- new lime render
- repairs and installation of timber windows.
Client: Lunar Holdings