Plans have been launched to convert a £2.5 million former NHS headquarters in Wiltshire into housing.

The Southgate House office building, on Pans Lane in Devizes, looks set to make way for housing after a planning application for 36 homes on the site was lodged.

The building had previously been used as the home of the local Clinical Commissioning Group but has sat empty for a number of years after becoming surplus to requirements.

Earlier this year the property was put on the market for £2.5 million and it remains up for sale.

NHS Property Services and Newland Homes have submitted the application to replace the offices with housing, alongside associated demolition and works.

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Southgate House office building in DevizesSouthgate House office building in Devizes (Image: Alder King Property Consultants)

This comes after the NHS, which owns the 3.5-acre site, explored the possibility of a residential development with an initial proposal for 27 homes in 2022.

The property had previously been marketed “extensively” to commercial occupiers.

NHS Property Services previously said revenue generated from Southgate House would be reinvested into local healthcare services.

The developers believe the scheme would make effective use of the brownfield site.

In their design and access statement, they said: “The site offers the opportunity to enhance the landscape, create publicly accessible open space, and provide valuable links to the existing residential area of Devizes.”