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Plans to convert Crewe Municipal Buildings Annex into a technology and design innovation centre (TADIC) providing flexible workspace for businesses, have been recommended for approval.

Cheshire East’s economy and growth committee gave the go-ahead for the scheme in March last year, subject to planning permission.

Next week (January 10), the southern planning committee will consider the planning application, which has been submitted by Cheshire East Council.

Cheshire East’s economy and growth committee gave the go-ahead for the Crewe Municipal Buildings scheme in March last year, subject to planning permission (Google).

The proposal is to use the Annex [the extension at the back of the main building] as a technology and design innovation centre (TADIC) to provide flexible, co-working office space for individuals and small start-up companies.

Proposed works include the demolition and remodelling of internal walls, reconfiguration of toilet facilities and replacement of ceilings.

Externally, five windows and two doors will be removed to make way for a curtain wall and new frontage to the Annex via the courtyard.

The works will also involve remodelling the existing service yard into an outdoor courtyard.

The council’s planning officer says in a report due to go to next week’s meeting: “The design of the proposed development is considered to be acceptable.”

Cheshire East’s southern planning committee will make a decision on the application at Crewe Municipal Buildings on Wednesday 10 January (Ryan Parker).

The report says there will be ‘neutral impact’ on the grade II listed Municipal Buildings.

Under the proposal the existing courtyard, which currently has eight parking spaces, would be re-designed, reducing that number to four.

The planning officer states: “Given the sustainable location of the site, the small number of spaces which would be lost and the amount of parking available within a short distance from the site the parking provision is considered to be acceptable.”

Officers have recommended the southern planning committee approves the application at its next meeting, which takes place at 10am on Wednesday 10 January at Crewe Municipal Buildings.

TADIC is part of the Future High Streets Fund programme to revitalise Crewe and is funded in full by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (Ryan Parker).

Councillors will also consider a separate application for listed building consent for the same proposal at the meeting.

TADIC is part of the Future High Streets Fund programme to revitalise Crewe and is funded in full by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

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