By Daniel Wood
Developers are planning to build a new first floor on top of the ‘eyesore’ former section box.
Kirklees Council has submitted a plan to turn a former Huddersfield police station into students flats and modern offices.
It is located on Bradford Road, in Fartown.
The office space will fit 75 people and an extension will be put in place to create a student living space.
The Fartown building was one of three former section boxes, used by police officers to complete paperwork or rest.
It was auctioned off by West Yorkshire Police in 2017.
It sold for £70,000, despite a guide price of less than £15,000, as all three were taken.
The force said disposing of the three section boxes was part of a strategy to reduce the number of properties owned by them across the county by disposing of buildings which have been left empty.
The current building is being referred to as “something of an eyesore” in the plans, which are up for public consultation.
A new first floor would extend over the top of an existing car park that will remain in place.
A new entrance at the side of the existing building will allow access to the ground floor offices and to the first floor, via a staircase.
Three student flats with shared kitchen/living, shower and toilet facilities would be positioned above the car park.
Further office space will be available above the existing building.