HISTORIC tenement flats in Huddersfield could be given a new lease of life.
Now a Manchester company hopes to turn the three Oldgate tenement blocks in the town centre into student accommodation.
The grade II listed Tudor, Stewart and York Houses at the bottom of Kirkgate have been derelict bedsits for many years.
Now Malik Finance hopes to refurbish them, retaining many original features.
Plans for the blocks, built about 1914, include individual double bedroom flats with bathroom and dining area.
The plans have just been submitted to Kirklees Council.
A spokesman for designers Work Architecture said on behalf of Malik Finance : “The scheme proposes a sound quality architectural development that is ‘context sensitive’ and preserves the buildings’ inherent character.
“The proposed refurbishment of the tenements will turn neglected buildings that have clearly suffered from extreme social problems – such as drugs and graffiti – into thriving student accommodation, which will aid in the regeneration of this part of the town.”
Kirklees will decide on the application some time after Monday, July 21.