Ipswich former Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Butter Market could become flats as hope to fill empty unit remains
Parts of a vacant clothing store in Ipswich could become two flats as hope to fill the empty unit remains.
Ambec Ltd is seeking to turn the upper floors of the former Edinburgh Woollen Mill at the corner of Dial Lane and Butter Market into two flats.
If approved, the ground floor would continue to be a retail space.
However, the first floor would become living areas, with separate kitchens, one toilet, a landing and one bedroom for the first flat.
Meanwhile, the building’s attic on the second floor would be converted into a bedroom for the other flat alongside an en-suite toilet.
Entrance to the apartments would be from the Dial Lane side of the building and would be separate from the shop.
Documents accompanying the proposals also suggest the new homes could house bays for two bicycles.
It is the intention of the applicant that the ground floor and basement remain a commercial area – and that a new tenant for this space would be sought.
Plans also made reference to potentially splitting the retail space into two.
Edinburgh Wollen Mill closed in November 2020.
The building is grade II listed.