An application has been put forward to convert part of a King Street property into flats.
If the application is successful, two new apartments would occupy the first and second floor of 5 King Street. Along with this it is also proposed that alterations are made to the ground floor of the building.
Two applications have been submitted to the Council, the first for internal alterations and the second for listed building consent to make alterations to the property. Listed Building Consent has been submitted for the property as the building is ‘Georgian’ in appearance.
Within the application’s Supporting Document it notes: “We have been approached by our client to seek the permission needed for change of use of 5 King Street from offices to commercial use on ground floor and 2no. residential apartment on first and second floors.”
Currently the three floors are occupied as office space, however proposed drawings for the application indicate that both flats will comprise of two bedrooms, a lounge, one bathroom and a combined kitchen and dining room.
The proposed layout drawings also show the alterations to the ground floor, with a wall seemingly being removed to create space for what is listed as an ‘Estate Agency’.
Externally the front of the property would remain the same, however a larger ground floor window to provide a shop frontage would be created.
The application’s Design and Access Statement concludes: “We are utilising an existing resource and creating new accommodation within and existing structure. The proposed self-contained apartments would be ideally suited to young professionals seeking accommodation in the town centre.”
The application will go before the Wrexham Planning Committee at a later date. The full documents can be found on the planning application section of the Wrexham Council website, under P/2014/0518.