The former HMRC building in Winckley Square is set to become a complex of 70 apartments.Advertisement
Empire Property Concepts Ltd has submitted plans to Preston City Council to convert Charles House from offices to residential units.
The plans include 58 one bedroom apartments and 12 two bedroom flats, spread over six floors with bike and bin storage areas in the basement.
The outside of the 1960s building will be upgraded with renovations to the windows and double doors fitted, with a ramp for disabled access.
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Charles House sits on the site formerly occupied by John Dalton of Thurnham Hall, which was one of the first buildings in Winckley Square.
However that building was demolished in the 1960s to make way for the current building.
The HMRC building, which now lies empty, is one of a number of buildings to be sold off by the Government as part of cuts to civil service costs.
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