Plans to turn former council office block in South Shields into apartments

Former council offices in South Shields could be transformed into apartments under new plans.

By Chris Binding
Thursday, 8th April 2021, 3:44 pm
Landreth House, off Boldon Lane, South Shields. Picture: Google
Landreth House, off Boldon Lane, South Shields. Picture: Google

Earlier this week, an application was lodged with South Tyneside Council’s planning department for Landreth House, off Boldon Lane.

The building was formerly used as housing offices but according to the council’s website, it was closed due to “changes in customer interaction.”

New plans from developer FM London Ltd aim to change the use of the building from offices to residential accommodation.

The application, submitted to council planners, aims to determine whether prior approval is required for the conversion.

It also gives an early insight into the development, which aims to provide a total of six dwellings across two upper floors.

The planning listing reads: “The proposed change of use to six residential apartments on first and second floor will vastly improve and upgrade the internal conditions of the existing building, whilst [bringing] the building into use.”

Developers add the site is located in a “highly sustainable location” with the property allowing for cycle and bin storage.

The scheme also aims to ensure acoustics between each unit meet the minimum requirements set out by building control.

In addition, internal secondary glazing is planned to improve acoustics and reduce impacts on future tenants.

A decision on the application will be made following a period of public consultation which runs up until April 28, 2021.

To follow the progress of the application or to make a comment, visit South Tyneside Council’s planning portal and search reference: ST/0336/21/PNCU

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