PLANS have been filed to convert a town centre food hall into five apartments.
The proposals for the Loading Bay also include an extension to the courtyard to create a commercial building.
The premises, which has also been used as a Yates pub and 1915 bar, was constructed in 1907 as Rotherham’s post office.
Plans from SME Holdings said: “With such a high ceiling, it is proposed to create a mezzanine level that will create additional space for living accommodation.
“The existing space is to be divided up to create five contemporary loft style apartments.
“With some careful design decisions, the building has been changed to make interesting interior spaces creating city centre living areas which will be attractive to young professionals, many of which now have an increased focus on working from home.
“The inclusion of a relatively small commercial extension will help to provide a number of opportunities for local business with the benefit of immediate footfall and the customer base from this new community area that is being developed.
“The adaptation of the existing building, which has struggled to survive over its recent iterations, will help to form a more cohesive community in keeping with the council’s recent vision and masterplan for the town centre.”
The plans show a proposed launderette and cycle store and suggest there would also be space for a small meeting area for residents.