Chester Street could see 11 new flats inside a historic building if a planning application is given the go ahead by councillors.
In application documents submitted to Wrexham Council it is noted that the plans have been prepared on behalf of Walker Smith Way, the solicitors who are the latest occupants of the building.
The documents give a brief history of the building that is thought to date back to 1727, noting its use through time as a house, offices and including the District Register Office – thus the title over the entrance.
The detail continues onto explain that the original internal layout survives intact to this day, with a 18th century staircase is still in place.
Several rooms are described as retaining early 18th century joinery and plasterwork, with one room having painted panelling. It is summed up as an ‘important local example of a 18th century town house’.
The application states the development would be ‘sympathetic to the existing building and not detrimental to the appearance or character’.
A floor plan is also included to give an indication to how the flats could be created inside the building, the following being the ground floor plan:
The existing 15 space car park would be retained to service the flats.
The plans, reference P/2017/0383 and 0382, will go before Wrexham Councillors in a future Planning Committee meeting.
Pic: The building yesterday.