Plan to convert offices into apartments for workers at Alderley Park

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Alderley Park Limited has applied for prior approval for a proposed change of use of an office at Alderley Park to create additional residential units at the former AstraZeneca campus.

The plan is to build up to 81 apartments at the site of a purpose built office building within the Mereside campus, to the south-east of Radnor Mere. The 5-storey office building is currently vacant, having last been in use, as offices, in June 2017.

The proposed conversion would provide Life Science Key Worker Housing (LSKWH) for those working on the site - enabling the co-location of homes and jobs and housing opportunities for employees who would otherwise not be able to access the housing market in the immediate locality.

Some construction works will be necessary to the external elevations of the building in order to allow for conversion from office to residential so a full planning application will be submitted in due course to obtain permission for these works.

The planning application can be seen on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 18/6058M. The last date for submitting comments is January 9th and a decision is expected by 6th February 2019.

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Yvonne Bentley
Wednesday 19th December 2018 at 5:04 pm
Call me cynical but it is a coincidence that this has been opened to public response over the Christmas period with the closing date not long into the new year?
Peter Bugler
Monday 24th December 2018 at 9:10 pm
Recycling old buildings should save some our precious green belt from this horrendous building spree.
Adriana Galimberti-Rennie
Wednesday 2nd January 2019 at 6:36 pm
If this can be created so 81 young people can live in decent accommodation without having to commute each day, that must be positive surely? However, the spaces really need to be designed so apartments don't feel like glorified student accommodation!

Also I hope most apartments aren't sold as corporate accommodation for directors to stay after late work nights! If there's a need for executive overnight accommodation it should be considered in a different building or maybe a small motel could be constructed for this use?

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