AN office building in Bromborough will be turned into a motor vehicle maintenance and repair centre if plans are approved.

The proposal, if given the green light, would see 'a double height side extension' added to the intended site, Innovation House on Power Road, as part of the development. 

According to a design and access statement submitted with the planning application, the three-floor site is currently a commercial building with offices.

There is existing parking space at the front of the site along with an empty area to the side of the building which is where the extension is proposed.

The ground floor has a large open plan bar area along with toilets and ancillary areas. It also contains two staircases, one with access to a large basement area. The other provides access to the private accommodation at first floor level.

The design and access statement read: "We understand that the current owner is vacating the building and moving their business elsewhere.

"The proposed change of use development does not conflict with the existing surrounding buildings in terms of mass, scale and aesthetics.

"A double height side extension is proposed which simply continues the form of the building, overall enhancing the look of the building."

The existing parking space will be retained and secure bin storage and cycle storage areas be provided at the front of the site.

A tyre store will be provided at ground floor along with a kitchen area, toilets and server room.

The planned extension proposed at the north side of the building will provides the main vehicular access into the workshop via a large roller shutter door.

The site has good access to public transport with bus stops within walking distance of the site.

The statement ended: "These proposals seek to have no detrimental effect on the surrounding environment of the Building.

"The proposal seeks to compliment and improve the building, positively adding to the commercial offer within the area."

The plan is currently pending consideration by councillors.

To see the proposal in full, click here