Greenwood Street, Altrincham

This development on Greenwood Street, Altrincham, is an existing mixed use property with retail and residential accommodation spread over three floors. The client’s successful business ‘Grapevine Computers’ has been trading here for many years at ground floor, while overhead there is a spacious apartment. The building lies in the busy commercial heart of Altrincham, near to Altrincham Market and opposite the new Health and Wellbeing Centre.

KITSON Architecture engaged in a detailed consultation exercise with the client to ensure all options were considered. We worked to to meet the brief in an imaginative and practical way which befitted the location in the Old Market Place Conservation Area. Due to the nature of ‘Grapevine Computers’ business model changing over the years the emerging brief was to divide the ground floor retail area into two units, one facing Greenwood Street and the other Central Way. This provided an opportunity to accommodate a new tenant, a pharmacy, which sits directly opposite two GP surgeries based in The Health & Wellbeing Centre. Improvements were also made to the domestic property including a new access directly from Greenwood Street, an additional entrance lobby and storage at ground floor. A traditional timber shopfront was designed to reflect the Conservation Area whilst the unit fronting Central Way has a more contemporary feel.

KITSON Architecture secured Full Planning and Building Regulations permissions for the chosen scheme which both complements and enhances this thriving and fast developing part of Altrincham.