Three new flats will soon be available in a Grade II-listed building in Ipswich town centre.

Plans were submitted to Ipswich Borough Council in November suggesting that the first and second floors of the Staff Bank building in Queen Street could become three new homes.

The three storey building dates back to the 18th century. A heritage statement explained that it is the front of the building, with its curved façade, which is considered to be the most significant. 

It is this part of the building which opens on to Queen Street. New residents of the flats will access their homes via a doorway which will be shared with the ground floor offices.

The three flats will each have one bedroom. One will be located on the first floor, one will be on the second floor, and the third flat will be split between the two floors.

The flats will not have their own car parking spaces, but there are plans to install a cycle storage area on the ground floor.

Ipswich Borough Council gave its permission for this plans to go ahead last week.