PLANS for a 99-apartment development on Bridgewater Canal in Altrincham has been submitted by Manchester-based property company, Regency Residential, part of the MCR Property Group.

The proposed mixed-height building on Wharf Road will vary between three to seven storeys and sit adjacent to the canal, which has undergone a significant transformation in recent years.

The existing brick warehouse on the site bordering the Bridgewater Canal will be demolished to make way for the scheme, which will provide a mix of one, two, and three-bed apartments, alongside six two-bed townhouses.

The development will offer views over the canal and is in walking distance to Altrincham town centre. It will include 104 car parking spaces, 100 per cent provision for prospective residents and 99 cycle spaces, as well as a 6,000 sq. ft. internal courtyard for residents.

Chris Taylor, managing director at Regency Residential, said: “Following major investment in the town centre and its flagship market, Altrincham is more sought after than ever. The property market is booming – prospective buyers and renters are attracted to its excellent commutability to Manchester, boosted by the rail and Metrolink networks, fantastic local schools and amenities.”

The professional team include, design by Leach Rhodes Walker as architect, Savills as planner and Enzygo as transport planner and ecological consultant.

Christian Gilham, director at Leach Rhodes Walker, said: “This dynamic residence will be a high-quality gateway building for those coming to Altrincham via the canal. It is designed to enhance the landscape of the waterway while blending with the style and scale of the existing houses adjacent.”

Rob Haslam, director at Savills, said: “Wharf Road will add an attractive waterside building to the available homes in Altrincham and contribute to the long-term vision of regenerating the Bridgewater Canal, a major part of local industrial and natural heritage.”