A VACANT town centre office could be converted into a home following a lack of demand for workspace in the pandemic.

Cheshire East Council is considering plans to convert 1-2 Church Hill, in Knutsford, into a two-bedroom home.

According to the plans, workers left the Grade II-listed building when the first lockdown was announced on March 16, 2020, and the building was fully vacated last August.

Katy Harrison, of Mason Gillibrand Architects, said: "There is no longer a market for rented offices, as staff are now working from home and the demand for offices has dramatically been reduced.

"The intention is to revert the property back to a two-bedroom dwelling and to rent it out.

"This would provide essential income for the business, whilst other properties are left vacant."

The historic building is believed to have been built in 1702 as two residential properties.

Ms Harrison added that there would be 'little change to the property internally and none externally' if the project is given the green light.

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Residents can have their say on the plans until March 18.

See '20/5423M' on CEC's planning website.