40 new apartments bid for Chesterfield's Burlington House
Property developers want to transform a rundown office block in Chesterfield town centre into hi-spec apartments.
Burlington House on Burlington Street could house 40 new homes if a planning application is given the green light.
The building has been bought for a seven-figure sum by ALB Group who want to turn the two largely vacant upper floors into apartments.
Tenant retailers occupying the ground floor, including Rebel Menswear, H Samuel, BetFred, Bird's Bakery and Max Speilman, will continue to operate as that part of the building will be retained for commercial use.
The four-storey 37,000 sq ft building is also home to the former Tiffany’s Bar and Restaurant, which closed its doors around four years ago and has stood empty ever since.
Arran Bailey, managing director of ALB Group, said: “The offices will make fantastic flats in the centre of Chesterfield, which will increase footfall on the high street.
“The development will breathe life into this part of the town, adding vitality and vibrancy.
“Chesterfield is such a good area to invest in. There are multiple million-pound projects, such as the Waterside and Northern Gateway developments, underway. It’s not a typical market town.”
A planning application will be submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council.
If approved, the development is expected to take 50 weeks to complete.
Property consultants FHP acted on behalf of the previous owners and sold the building to ALB Group.