Rayner Davies Architects have submitted a planning application to Nottingham City Council for permission to convert the listed Alfred Waterhouse offices on King Street to residential.
Built at the turn of the last century for The Prudential Assurance Company, the ground floor was originally a banking hall and is now a restaurant.
The upper office floors remained as Waterhouse originally intended, although much altered over the years to suit modern working practice. By 2016 they had become redundant, occupiers succumbing to edge of town working with parking and easy access to the road network. It is now “set to be re-born as a high-quality city centre residential location.”
23 one-bed and studio apartments are proposed over the three floors, all linked by the original stone spiral stair at the rear with a roof lantern above.
Many of the previous alterations undertaken are proposed to be reversed: most notably the removal of a 1990’s steel stair and the plan form reverting back to the cellular arrangement as constructed.