New plans to convert Peterborough offices into dozens of studio apartments

New plans have been submitted to convert offices in Peterborough into dozens of studio apartments.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 6:59 am

Last year, an application from Mayflower Manhattan Limited for 35 studios and two single-bedroom flats at Adam Court in Newark Road, Fengate, was rejected by Peterborough City Council due to noise concerns for residents who would move in.

However, the plans have now been re-submitted with the latest application stating that this issue has now been resolved.

According to the latest proposals three of the office buildings at Adam Court - which was constructed in 1990 - would be converted into residential use, with 46 parking spaces retained and a cycle shelter installed.

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A visual of one of the proposed new studios

The Cambridge-based firm said the offices are “at present largely unoccupied with only two short-term tenancies”.

Its application to the council adds: “The proposal seeks to offer a significant and growing sector of the housing market in the UK - single person households - with high quality self-contained homes at attainable rents.

“By replacing office space in low demand with much needed residential accommodation that is close to a wide range of employment opportunities, we consider that the proposal supports the wider aspirations of the Local Plan to promote and develop the Peterborough economy.”

Adam Court in Fengate