Altrincham town centre Cultural Quarter good for business
March 30, 2010 by Michael
Altrincham printing companies, like brochure printers and stationery printers, may well pick up some new work from new businesses that will take premises in the newly refurbished Goose Green area. An old building in Back Grafton Street had lain empty for two years and has now been sympathetically restored, offering new potential for shops, restaurants and other businesses.
The building, of some historical interest, was set for complete demolition after falling into disrepair after being empty for so long. It had also become a hangout for antisocial behaviour. The original idea was to replace it with a five story commercial development. However, a design studio, Planit-ie Ltd, stepped in and bought the building in November 2008 with the intention of redeveloping it.
Planit-ie Ltd, specialists in master planning and urban design, had very different plans. After successfully completing the purchase the company managed to secure planning permission for part demolition and refurbishment of the existing building. They worked with Liverpool architects DK on the project and building works were completed in January this year.
Everyone involved in the project is well pleased with the result. They have not only saved a building of historical interest but have provided a contemporary addition to Altrincham town centre. They have now contacted Trafford council with the idea of branding the area as the cultural quarter of Altrincham; comprising of cobbled streets, interesting buildings, restaurants, bars and shops.
The new area should generate some brochure and flyer printing in Altrincham, as well as other general print requirements.