The former police station buildings in Museum Street in Ipswich are set to be converted into a five-bedroom house and five new flats. 

The plans have been proposed by the police and crime commissioner for Suffolk, Tim Passmore, who hopes to turn the two buildings into a total of six residential units. 

The site, which is a Grade II listed building, has been vacant since Suffolk Constabulary moved to Princes Street in 2019.

The area consists of two buildings connected via a two-storey link, with proposals seeing the establishment of one five-bedroom house, three two-bedroom flats and two one-bedroom apartments. 

Plans also include the creation of a private garden for the house residents and a communal garden for those living in flats.

The visual appearance of the buildings will remain the same.

Application documents read: "The Grade II listed building fronting Museum Street and the more modern offices to the rear are no longer suitable in the long-term use, therefore the applicant seeks to convert the spaces into six residential plots.

"The proposal ... will be advantageous for the listed building and will help preserve the most significant internal spaces."