Proposals for the conversion of a Middlesbrough office building into a hotel and apartment complex have been given the green light.

The plans were submitted to Middlesbrough Council, outlining proposals to convert the Vancouver House office building in to a 102-bed hotel and 26 one and two-bedroom apartments.

The scheme also includes allocation for a restaurant/café and a gym facility/ banqueting hall.

Changes of use will occur on the ground floor, with three retail units becoming a single space for a restaurant/cafe. The first floor will become a series of banqueting halls. The existing second to fourth floors will be used for the hotel, while the existing fourth to fifth floor will contain residential units.

There is a provision for 45 to 50 sheltered cycle spaces, with 28 off-street parking spaces provided within the existing site.

Vancouver House, which has accommodation over basement and six upper floors extending to circa 92,285 sq ft, is situated on the junction of Gurney Street and Corporation Road in Middlesbrough town centre.

The 1980s building is currently used as predominantly open plan office accommodation at the first to fifth floors, with a number of small retail / leisure units on the ground floor.