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Altair Development Reaches Next Stage

14 October 2010



Two council buildings in the centre of Altrincham are due to be demolished over the coming weeks in order to make way for the new £120m Altair development.

Capita Symonds is providing civil, structural and geo-environmental engineering services on the scheme on behalf of client Nikal Investments.

Situated adjacent to Altrincham railway and bus station, the Altair development is expected to create 2000 jobs and will comprise a 3000 seat ice rink, residential apartments, offices, an 85 bed hotel and a 1000-space underground car park. It will also potentially house a new Healthcare Building for Trafford Healthcare NHS.

The key challenges of the scheme include the creation of the underground car park, covering all the site, the programming of the construction of the new ice rink to suit the decant of the existing on site temporary ice rink, and the array of differing building grids to facilitate the mixed use above the podium and their relationship with the car park structure below.