The Endeavour Centre, in Wellington, stands south of Wellington’s Wrekin View Primary School, and has been unoccupied for 15 years.
GreenSquareAccord has applied to build the 56-bedroom facility, and the company says, if approved, the project will be part-funded by Homes England to provide "a much-needed social and care provision".
The Birmingham-based company says the two-acre site is currently vacant and has several empty single-storey buildings which would be demolished, hardstanding, overgrown grassland and woodland.
The site was last occupied in about 2006, when the buildings formed part of the Endeavour Centre, a pupil referral unit.
“The dementia centre will be part-funded by Homes England to provide a much-needed social and care provision within Telford. All 56 apartments will be classed as affordable rent in tenure," the company says.
A planned North Road Dementia Centre complex would be split into two wings; a smaller two-storey 20-apartment block to the west, closer to North Road, and a three-floor wing with 36 flats further in. The apartments would be arranged around communal living spaces.