PLANS have been drawn up to demolish two buildings in Prescot and create a block of 18 apartments in their place.

Proposals for a site on Aspinall Street, submitted by applicant Remstone Limited, have been received by Knowsley Council.

The buildings which would be demolished under the plans are Eccleston House and Prescot Business Centre.

A design and access statement in the application says Eccleston House is a "single-storey structure dating from late 1960’s or early 1970’s.

"It is poorly constructed with a leaking roof and deteriorating fabric, typical of the period. It has been used as a small business centre but is now vacant".

Meanwhile, Prescot Business Centre, is "a single-storey brick building from early 1950’s also used until recently for small business units but is now vacant".

A graphic of the proposed development Picture: Owen Ellis Architects (Knowsley Council Planning Portal)

A graphic of the proposed development Picture: Owen Ellis Architects (Knowsley Council Planning Portal)

The statement adds: "It is proposed that the exiting buildings on the site are demolished and replaced by a stepped three-storey block comprising 18 two-bed apartments.

"The developer has entered into an agreement with Torus Housing Association so that they will acquire them on completion and take them into their stock.

"The proposed apartment block will be 3 storey but to reduce the impact the block is split level, the ground floor is partially below ground level because of the fall in the site and has the upper floor within the roof.

"The overall impact is therefore much reduced and not incongruous within the streetscape".

A determination deadline on plans has been set for January 3, 2022.