Hillcrest Homes has been named as the residential partner for the first phase of Altair, Nikal’s highly anticipated £70 million, 4.5 acre mixed-use scheme in Altrincham Town Centre.
Nikal has submitted a planning application for Phase One and plans include the construction of an iconic contemporary building marking the gateway to Altair and the town centre on Moss Lane, opposite the Tesco superstore. The building will provide 59 high quality one and two bedroom apartments with leisure retail space on the lower floors.
Integrated into the scheme is a new grand entrance for the ice rink and new landscaped public realm to include outside seating for a new cafe.
Hillcrest Homes will deliver the building alongside main contractor, Eric Wright Construction. Work is scheduled to start in Spring 2016.
In this first phase, Hillcrest will be offering 36 one bedroom and 23 two bedroom apartments with a high specification designed by acclaimed Manchester practice Stephenson Studio and Simpson Haugh Architects.
Further phases of construction are planned for Altair, which will bring additional new homes plus high quality contemporary spaces suitable for bars, restaurants and retail outlets and Grade A office accommodation.