An historic building could be transformed into 16 flats if plans are given the green light.

Developers are eyeing up Bursledon Hall and hope to give the site a new lease of life.

The Blundell Lane building was originally built for residential purposes before being transformed into a children’s hospital and most recently, offices.

Now, it is hoped the space can be used to house people.

Developers Bell Cornwell said: “Bursledon Hall was initially constructed and occupied as a private residential dwelling, so the proposal will convert the building back into a use which is more consistent with its origins.

“It has been substantially adapted internally to facilitate its intervening use for hospital, and then office purposes.

“The proposal will therefore offer the opportunity to better reveal the buildings’ historic significance as a residential dwelling.”

The building has retained many of its period features associated with the historic residential use.

It is not a listed building and has been adapted considerably over the years.

Bursledon Hall was included on the draft list of buildings of local importance in 2021.

The consultation period for the application ends on Christmas Day and a decision will be made on February 16 next year.