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Building work set to start on new Altrincham Hospital development

A celebratory groundbreaking event took place last week on the site of the new £17 million Altrincham Hospital development to mark the start of building work on site.AGH ground break Trafford Team

Pictured at the groundbreaking event are (L to R) Marie Quinn - Service Manager, Altrincham Hospital; Alex Beedle - Head of Property & Estate Development; Professor Malcolm Chiswick - Lead & Public Governor for Trafford; Sam Simpson - Director of Operational Finance; Chairman Peter Mount; Beth Weston - Divisional Director of Trafford Hospitals; John Moss - Chief Executive of Pochin; Trish Berry - Project Manager, Altrincham Hospital;  Stephen Gardner - Director of Acquisitions/Strategic Projects

The 75,000 sq ft hospital is being developed on our behalf by Pochin Property in partnership with Citybranch.  It will be located on Railway Street in Altrincham town centre.

Facilities at the state-of-the-art hospital will include a minor injuries unit, out-patient consultation and treatment rooms, physiotherapy, X-ray, ultrasound and blood testing services, in addition to offices and meeting rooms for staff.  The development will replace the current Altrincham Hospital, which dates back to the Victorian era.

Altrincham Artists impression

Trust Chairman Peter Mount said:  "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.  Not only will it provide modern, high quality facilities for our existing services but also an opportunity to expand the range of clinical care that we provide to Trafford residents."

The new hospital is due to open in early 2015.