A NEW scheme has been unveiled to create seven new flats in a town centre building falling into disrepair.

The well known unit on Buttermarket Street near St Mary’s Church is currently home to a European food store and beauty parlour.

But the first floor empty and developers say the building is falling into disrepair.

Seven new flats would be created in total were the scheme to be given the green light, four in the existing empty first floor and three in a new three storey rear extension.

Document sent to Warrington Borough Council say: "Dove Architecture have put together a well thought through, carefully balanced scheme.

Warrington Guardian:

A view of the existing building and car park

"Visually this comprises of improving the existing building and building a modern rear extension that respond to its context in terms of mass, materiality, colour and composition.

"The proposal has the ability to not only breath new life into a listed building falling into disrepair, but to greatly enhance the current setting of conservation area and create a fitting piece of architecture that works "with the surrounding listed buildings.

"It takes the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of the area through a contemporary building that does not wish to be an "icon but simply fit within the existing pattemature of the surrounding context."

See the full scheme at warrington.gov.uk, searching 2022/40757.

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