A TOWN CENTRE building could be transformed into 28 luxury apartments - with an eye-catching rooftop terrace.
Plans for the transformation of Barrow House, which is located on the corner of Claughton Street and Barrow Street, have been submitted to St Helens by developers Luxor Group.
The developer says the site, on the corner of Claughton Street and Barrow Street, is set to spearhead the urban-led regeneration the town centre’s "professional quarter".
Phase A of the project will be known as Nicholson Plaza and will comprise of 12 one bedroom apartments and is set to be completed by summer 2019.
Phase B will be known as Nicholson Place and will be made up of 14 one bedroom apartments and two spacious two bedroom apartments. It is earmarked for completion at the beginning of 2020.
Some of these apartments will have floor to ceiling windows.
The planning application include detailed proposals for a private rooftop terrace, believed to be the first of its kind for the borough, which would offer residents 11,500 sq ft of space. it would offer panoramic views, landscaped gardens and seating areas for tenants of both developments.
The downstairs is already fully let by MD Productions, The Dean Restaurant and Laguna Tanning.
Paul Nicholson, CEO of Luxor Group, said: “We’re pleased to submit our ambitious plans for Barrow House.
"This building has a lot of potential which we are keen to unleash.
"We will be adding to our usual impressive specification with modern touches such as Wi-Fi wall heaters which can be managed from a mobile phone app.
"The CGI visuals speak for themselves in illustrating our vision for the building.
“The success of Nicholson Lofts and Nicholson House and the continued demand for our product has fuelled our ambition for town centre development and we are looking to fulfil this gap in the market.
"We are in discussions to secure other buildings to fulfil our project pipeline and hope that our future plans can come to fruition through our aggressive acquisition programme.
“St Helens Council has been supportive with all of our developments so far and we hope with their backing, we can deliver both of the schemes on time.
Paul adds: “We have already secured tenants for all of the commercial units at this mixed use scheme, which shows there is confidence in the town centre for fellow entrepreneurs to invest. We are determined for St Helens’ high street to flourish and providing some much needed footfall in the town centre, can only be a positive step.”
Plans have also been submitted for change of use at Unit 4 Nicholson House (previously part of Keith Park Solicitors which occupies Unit 3) for it to function as the resident’s concierge desk.
For more information and to reserve an apartment go to nicholsonwa10.com