WORK on the new Altrincham hospital has officially begun, with a celebratory ‘breaking of the ground’ event held on site last week.

The £13m, 75,000 sq ft hospital, on Railway Street, is being developed by Pochin Property in partnership with Citybranch, on behalf of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT).

The state-of-the-art hospital will have five storeys, uncluding 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.

CEO 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.”

The development will replace the current Altrincham Hospital, which dates back to the Victorian era, as well as expanding the services offered.

Adam Gross, director at Citybranch said: “Our partnership with Pochin has proved extremely positive and it is gratifying to have reached this point.

“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.”

Peter Mount, chairman of CMFT, added: “We are delighted that our plans to create a new state-of-the-art hospital for Altrincham are coming to fruition.

“This development will be a significant boost both to local people and the local economy.”