The cheapest studio apartments in the block will go on the market at less than £70,000 and are aimed at helping first-time buyers get on the property ladder.
Backed by developer Kube², the scheme will sit on the site of the former SD Print and Design building in Martinet Road, and will house 12 one-bedroom flats and 22 studio apartments.
Mark Barlow of DKS Architects admitted: ‘We know they will not be to everyone’s taste, but we believe there will be a number of people in Thornaby who will want to live in something really different compared to a standard flat, and who can see the concept really taking off.’
The proposals are currently out for consultation before plans are submitted to Stockton Council. It is hoped that work could start later this summer.