Old bank offices in Market Place could become flats, with plans submitted to the council to convert the town centre site.

International Mobility Ltd has submitted plans to Reading Borough Council (RBC) to transform the vacant NatWest offices at 11-12 Market Place into 14 apartments.

Stevensons, a clothing shop below the offices, will stay under the plans, which include 12 one-bed and two two-bed flats over four floors.

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The offices have been empty since NatWest vacated them in January 2020.

The flats would be accessed from the existing door that gained access to the offices.

Reading Chronicle: PICTURED: The planning application notice for 11-12 Market PlacePICTURED: The planning application notice for 11-12 Market Place

Several attempts have been submitted recently to turn the Soane Point offices next door into flats, with three planning applications already refused.

A fourth plan, for 93 flats, was submitted two weeks ago after a 144-flat plan and two 100-flat plans were refused in the last three months.

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Meanwhile, a new pub, 43 flats, offices and shops will be created at three grade-II listed buildings, on 27-32 Market Place, as part of plans from Sonic Star Properties to build a hotel at the derelict former Bristol & West Arcade.

The former Coopers Arms pub at 29-31 Market Place,  which closed in 2010, will be replaced with a new pub.