The change of use application was for alterations to the inside and outside of the listed North Street building, which would be refurbished and all three floors used as office space.
The application was put forward in August by Kingsbridge Estates Ltd, a property investment company based in Tangmere.
The proposals also included landscaping and other external works.
Office space would be ‘high-end’ according to the applicant and would include modern track lighting, exposed electrical conduits and a mesh ceiling. Offices spaces would be split by crittal style partitions which would allow natural light through.
The building would also be made more accessible with the installation of a ramp and lift inside the building.