As reported in The Guardian and other media, plans have been submitted to redevelop the House of Fraser department store in Altrincham’s Stamford Quarter into a mixed-use scheme that will significantly contribute to the town’s ongoing transformation.

Lunar Altrincham Sarl, which owns the long leasehold on Stamford Quarter, is proposing to reconfigure the existing 60,000 sq ft, three-level store into a retail, office and residential scheme.

This will include three retail units, totalling 22,700 sq ft, on the lower ground and ground floors, 17,244 sq ft of offices on the first floor and a new development of 62 one- and two-bed flats above.

A planning application has been submitted to Trafford Council, the freehold owners of Stamford Quarter shopping centre.

The House of Fraser (Rackhams) store is currently occupied by Sports Direct following the purchase of the department store group from its administrators by Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley in August 2018.

The new scheme would be located next to American gym Orangetheory Fitness, Danish retailer Sostrene Grene and Flannels, all recent additions to Stamford Quarter brought in by joint letting agents HRH Retail and Barker Proudlove.