New proposals have been announced to bring two new commercial buildings to Alderley Park, alongside a new premium retirement living offer in an expansion of the site’s residential offer.
Alderley Park owners, Bruntwood SciTech, have submitted an outline planning application for two new commercial buildings at the park, totalling around 200,000 sq ft of lab and office space. The scheme, part of the new phase of development at the site will build further on developing the business park as a world leading centre for science and technology businesses.
Sam Darby, Head of Development, Bruntwood SciTech said:
“Since purchasing the Park back in 2014, we have transformed it from a single-occupier site to a dynamic place now home to a vibrant community where people can work, innovate, live and relax.
“Innovation and community are at the heart of Alderley Park and the proposed new developments embody these concepts coming together to enable the prosperity of the Park. The cross-funding raised from the delivery of new residential development is vital to the investment into providing specialist infrastructure to meet the current and growing need for new science and technology space.”
Symphony Park, a new retirement living brand established by Cheshire-based developers Vita Group, has also identified the ‘Heatherley Woods’ plot on the site as the ideal site for its first high-quality retirement living community. The site, adjacent to the existing Heatherley Wood development from Bellway Homes, could offer around 160 retirement apartments.
Trevor Moore, CEO of Symphony Park said:
“We’re really excited to support the development of Alderley Park. There is a recognised need for quality senior living in East Cheshire, and particularly in the Alderley Edge area. With ready access to fabulous outdoor space and the rich amenities that Alderley Park has to offer, Heatherley Woods is the perfect place for Symphony Park to build best-in-class retirement living. We believe our bespoke and high-quality offer will add further variety to the growing community at Alderley Park, and free-up much-needed family housing elsewhere in the local area. We are really looking forward to discussing the Symphony Park concept with the local community, and would encourage people to come along to the public consultation events.”
Consultation events on plans for the further expansion of both residential and commercial development at Alderley Park will take place on Friday 18th February 2:00pm – 7:00pm and Saturday 19th February 10:00am – 1:00pm in the Glasshouse building.