Major plans to transform offices in the town centre, almost doubling the floor space, have been sent to the council.

Castleforge Partners want to turn the Soane Point offices at 6-8 Market Place into a mix of co-working spaces and private offices.

They say the inside of the buildings will be transformed “to provide an attractive contemporary flexible workspace for predominantly local, small and growing businesses”.

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The plans also include a café, gym, small kitchens and meeting rooms.

Improvements would be made to the facades of the connected buildings, while the total floor space would increase from 5,378 sqm to 10,013 sqm.

The dentist surgery and Tesco store would stay, under the plans.

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A mix of 1-5 storey extensions are planned, taking the highest point of the building from four storeys to seven, including a new rooftop terrace space, and adding an extra wing to one of the blocks.

Dozens of car parking spaces would be removed to make space for offices and cycling spaces would be added.