Ambitious plans for the £4 million redevelopment of a sheltered housing site in Shrewsbury have been unveiled.
Severnside Housing, which runs the Heaths Houses site in Abbey Foregate, has put on display plans for the redevelopment which includes 41 houses and flats.
Severnside Housing announced in June 2011 that it was closing the sheltered housing after failing to fill empty bedsits.
So far, 40 elderly residents have been moved to alternative accommodation, with another 16 due to be rehomed when suitable properties become available.
The proposals comprise nine town houses – seven of which will be for market sale – as well as 31 two bedroom apartments and a single one bedroom apartment.
There will also be parking spaces and private and communal gardens.
A planning application is due to be submitted to Shropshire Council in late November and, if approved, the scheme could be completed by August 2015.
The existing 88 bedsits were built in two phases between 1967 and 1988.
Sepp Sargeant, head of investment services for Severnside, said: “There are still 16 residents at Heath Houses who are due to be rehomed or are in the process of moving and the reason we have set a start date of February 2014 is to give these people plenty of time to choose where they would like to live – there is no pressure.”
A consultation event takes place on November 8 at Heath Houses community room from 2-7pm.