PARSONS House in Washington will now be home to even more flats after updated proposals to bolster accommodation were approved yesterday.
Work is already underway at the former office block, which was originally set to be scrapped as a business centre and converted to 32 flats as plans were lodge last year, including eight flats per level from the first to fourth floors.
But earlier this year, applicant JT Consultancy Limited updated the proposal to include the conversion of the ground floor as well, including an extra eight flats to bring the total to 40.
After assessment across the past seven weeks, a decision arrived yesterday from Sunderland City Council formally approving the plans.
The statement said: “The proposed use of the building for 40 apartments does not pose any significant detrimental risk in respect of transport and highways impacts, land contamination, flooding or noise, or the provision of adequate natural light into the habitable rooms.”
With no word yet as to who the flats will be available to, Washington Way has contacted JT Consultancy Limited for comment.