Northern Trains give new purpose to disused building of Greater Manchester train station

The station building has been given a new role
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A station house at a train station in Greater Manchester has been repurposed by Northern Trains. The former station house at Trafford Park has been given a brand new role. 

The house has been changed into a ‘one-stop shop for health’ where you can head along for acupuncture or yoga sessions. The building is the new home for the Wellbeing Rooms Manchester – a hub that aims to provide low-cost, high-quality therapy and health programmes for the local community.

The team includes an acupuncturist, nutritionist, reflexologist, and yoga therapist.

They are currently developing a range of programmes to provide an integrated approach to health issues including menopause, fibromyalgia and IBS

Director and acupuncturist Annoushka Deighton said: “We are so excited about the restoration of the Station House into a therapy space for The Wellbeing Rooms.  

“We know that many people are unable to access therapies because of cost and we will provide a wide range of therapies at an affordable level. We want to help people with long-term health issues find ways to improve their own health. Our programmes will help people make informed, manageable lifestyle changes to help them live fuller lives." 

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Trafford Park station house

Craig Harrop, regional director at Northern said: “At Northern, we want our stations to be more than just places to travel to and from, we want to put our customers at the heart of everything we do. This scheme is the perfect example of this, and we’re excited to welcome The Wellbeing Rooms into its new home.”   

Michael Keating, station development manager at TfGM, said: “We are really proud to have worked alongside our alliance partners and The Wellbeing Rooms on delivering this scheme. Bringing disused rail buildings back into use to meet the needs of the local communities they serve is something that we are excited to develop further across Greater Manchester. We continue to look forward to supporting all our community projects now and in the future.”