If ambitious revamp plans are agreed by Gateshead Council, high street building is set to have an extra floor added to it.
To create space for six extra rooms, Dinesh Chaddah has applied to the council for permission to add a pitched roof to the William Hill organisation building on Felling High Street.
Previously the developer was given the green-light to turn the building into a 16 bedroom room bedsit, but now wants to add the additional rooms and a staircase for access.
Although part of the building houses a William Hill bookmakers, the majority of it is storage space, according to a design and access statement submitted to the authority.
It said the living area would be more spacious than in other houses of multiple occupation.
The statement added: “The conversion provides large bedroom spaces, which will allow the rooms to be laid out to create specific areas of bed and living within the open plan spaces, providing a sense of space that is not normally associated to this style of accommodation.”
Gateshead Council is expected to decide on the application by 8th April.