An artist's impression of the new apartment block
An artist’s impression of the new apartment block

An office building in Lichfield could be demolished to make way for a new apartment block if plans are approved.

Developers want to replace Shire House on the Birmingham Road with 33 apartments.

The new block would be home to 15 two bedroom and 18 one bedroom properties.

Shire House. Picture: Google Streetview

“The proposed scheme will deliver new apartments by demolishing the existing office building and rebuilding it for residential use with two additional stories.

“The layout also include provision for an office and recreational area to serve as amenity space or for independent work for the residents.

“The existing sunken terraced areas to the front of the building will be converted into private patios for the ground floor apartments, with new greenery and pavement.

“The proposals also include communal amenity open garden space with seating for all residents. “

Planning statement

Full details of the proposals can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.


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6 replies on “Plan for new apartment block to replace Lichfield office building”

  1. Apartments? For retired people maybe ? Seems to be the only financially lucrative type of buildings that are built at the moment .

  2. Looking at the car park on site. There appear to be around 30 parking spaces.

    Residents with more than one car, will either have to park on the pavement, or on the road. This area is already very busy.

    The new Taylor Wimpey development will also add traffic to the area.

  3. How are lcc agreeing to all these now houses. What happened to keeping Lichfield as we know and love it. The centre of Lichfield isn’t big enough for all these new properties.

  4. Its a pretty grim old building to be fair, so I’m glad its being replaced. However, I bet the new residents will be older.

  5. Anyone who lives in this wonderful city must wonder how we can attract at least one more Doctors practice to cover all the increased population.
    How can the council keep approving more and more development without any provision for new NHS medical services
    Do they not realise in the planning department how stretched and inadequate the current practices are and I suspect we don’t have a fit for purpose service if my experience is anything to go by

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