OFFICES in the heart of Knutsford could be knocked down and replaced with a new three-apartment block.

White Box Architecture has submitted plans to demolish offices on land off Church Hill, between King Street and Princess Street.

In its place, the developer is hoping to build a two-storey, 388sq m unit with three, one-bedroom apartments on the first floor.

Four parking spaces would be provided underneath, while part of the L-shaped building would be office space in a single-storey deck.

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An artist's impression of the development

A 'green roof' would be provided on top of the building, while a roof garden would feature above the office space.

In its planning application, White Box Architecture said: "The proposal is to provide a mixed-use development of residential and offices, both of which are established town centre uses.

"The site sits within an established urban grain, being bounded on two sides by pedestrian routes and on the other two by buildings.

"The proposal seeks to use some of the established site massing in a more contemporary manner."

The site sits in the Knutsford conservation area and is close to six listed buildings – 48 and 50 King Street, St John the Baptist’s Church, King’s Coffee House, Egerton School and the former town hall.

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Cheshire East Council hopes to make a decision on the plans by September 22, and residents can have their say by September 3.

To view the plans, search for '20/3191M' on CEC's planning website.