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Plans to convert listed building on Derry's Shipquay Street into emergency accommodation

Proposals would see 'change of use' from offices to bedrooms

Housing Executive wants to convert listed building on Derry's Shipquay Street into emergency accommodation

The plans would see a listed building on Shipquay Street converted into emergency accommodation.

Plans have been put forward to convert a listed building on Derry's Shipquay Street into emergency accommodation for up to 14 people.

An application for planning permission was recently submitted for the proposals for the building at 8 Shipquay Street.

The plans would involve the retention of the ground floor of the building as a retail unit.

At present, the rest of the building is made up of offices.

However, under the 'change of use' proposals submitted by the building's owner, these offices would be turned into a total of 14 self-contained bedrooms which would provide 'supported emergency accommodation' for the Housing Executive.

The plans also include the creation of a 'warden's office' in the building.

The proposals, which were submitted last month, are currently being considered by Derry City and Strabane District Council's planning department.

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