Plans submitted for 39 new flats at former DWP office in Coatbridge

Developer ML5 Ltd has submitted plans to transform the former Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) office block in Coatbridge into 39 new flats.

Plans submitted to North Lanarkshire Council have revealed plans for its conversion into “affordable residential units”, with the new one- and two-bedroomed homes being laid out over three storeys.

The building on South Circular Road has lain empty for four years since its 250 staff members were relocated to Motherwell and Glasgow in a government estates review; with the building finally being sold at auction in February 2020.

Following the submission of plans, a period of routine consultations is currently being carried out and a decision will be issued by the council in the coming months, The Daily Record reports.

Built in 1975, the 27,000 square-foot former office has a brick, glass and zinc facade plus landscaped grounds, and the plans also show the provison of 30 parking spaces for future residents.

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