Plans are being made for three new flats above the former GAME store in Ipswich town centre.

An application has been made to Ipswich Borough Council to change the use of the upper floors of the site in Tavern Street, at the intersection with Tower Street.

If approved, the use of the site would change from commercial - where it was previously used as office spaces - to three flats, each bedroom with their own en-suite and a living/kitchen/dining area.

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Most of the work will be internal, although there will some work done to the exterior to repair and retain the character of the building.

The ground floor will remain as a retail unit.

The property is currently being used as a retail space, with the upper floors serving as a storage area. However, the retail unit is currently unoccupied.

The GAME store shut in early 2022 with plans to move into the former BHS building in Butter Market along with Sports Direct, Evans Cycles and USC, all owned by tycoon Mike Ashley's Frasers Group.

According to plans, a survey found the presence of asbestos at the site which has had to be removed ahead of the development.