Plans to transform the former Seel Street headquarters of social care charity PSS into new luxury apartments are being progressed.
Elliot Group has submitted a planning application for the £36 million extension to its mixed-use Wolstenholme Square scheme, after it acquired the site back in June.
An 11-storey building incorporating 200 homes, a rooftop terrace for residents and two commercial units is being proposed, and will be known as The Address at One Wolstenholme Square.
The residential offering will be made up of 32 studios, 102 one-bedroom properties and 66 two-bedroom apartments.
Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group says: “We’ve worked really hard to develop a scheme that not only adds value to the surrounding streetscape, but also takes the wider Wolstenholme Square project forward in terms of amenity and the range of homes offered.
“We’ve been able to introduce more two bed apartments and the additional commercial space will be key to our strategy of animating the development at street level. We’re keen to ensure that all our commercial tenants are local independent operators so that they add to the development’s distinctive feel. This has worked really well for us on Norfolk Street in the Baltic and will suit the square’s vibe perfectly.”
Designed by Falconer Chester Hall, the latest project adds to the existing planning approval for 447 studio and one-bedroom homes for Wolstenholme Square which are currently being built.
A revamped square and a new landscaped passage through Seel Street which is set to be lined with restaurants, cafes and workspaces for independent businesses are also included in the scheme.