The full plans are in for the old post office site in Bury St Edmunds

The view from St Andrew's Street South and the proposed curved shop front Picture: WEST SUFFOLK COUN

The view from St Andrew's Street South and the proposed curved shop front Picture: WEST SUFFOLK COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

Plans have been submitted for a multi-million-pound project to redevelop a key Bury St Edmunds town centre site.

How the former post office building in Bury St Edmunds town centre could look Picture: WEST SUFFOLK

How the former post office building in Bury St Edmunds town centre could look Picture: WEST SUFFOLK COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

West Suffolk Council wants to transform the former post office building and widen the walkway connecting the old part of the town with the Arc shopping centre.

READ MORE: See how this former town centre post office is being transformedThe planning application includes keeping the historic facade at 17-18 Cornhill and having two business units on the ground floor and 12 flats above.

The council also aims to improve the streetscape of St Andrew's Street South - which runs at the back of the old post office building - by creating a dramatic new frontage.

The side that faces Cornhill will be enhanced through the removal of a step to improve access and the creation of a second arch that will acknowledge the historic Bell Arcade and also serve the wider Market Thoroughfare.

The council is proposing to deliver affordable housing off-site.

To see the plans visit here.


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