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Grade II listed Nottingham building could become apartments

Part of a Grade-II listed building in Nottingham city centre could be transformed into a number of flats.

Hillary’s Properties, which is based in Edwalton, is looking to convert the vacant upper floors of numbers four to six, in Low Pavement, into apartments.

The building sits within the Old Market Square Conservation Area and was home to stationary retailer Paperchase before its closure last year.

According to Historic England, the building was given listed protection in 1993.

It was built in around 1910 and designed by Nottingham-based architect E.R. Sutton.

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It has in the past been used as an auction house, office space and a bank.

Historic England says the building was designed “in ashlar and red brick with ashlar dressings… [in a] Classical Revival style.”

Planning documents show the developer hopes to convert the upper floors into three one-bedroom flats, and a single two-bedroom flat, making four in total.

A front door, which was removed following its construction in the early 1900s, will be put back in place, the developer says.

This will allow the apartments and the ground-floor shop to have separate entrances, while also bringing the building back to its original state.

The reintroduction of the door will also allow for the creation of an entrance lobby from Low Pavement.

Planning documents say: “The proposals seek to preserve and where possible enhance the assets in a manner appropriate for its significance.

“The reintroduction of lost historical features such as the front doorway will allow for a better historic understanding of the building from street level and the public viewpoint.

“The conversion of the upper floors to active use will ensure that at the
long-term management and maintenance of the building are carried out.

“Utilising the spaces for residential use will ensure the long-term protection
and upkeep which is required in accordance with the proposed use.”

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