Plans to carry out urgent repairs to one of Southampton's most historic buildings have been unveiled.

Equans has applied for permission to replace rotting windows at a London Road site that was occupied by Ordnance Survey for almost 130 years.

Known as The Barrack Block, the Grade II-listed building is next door to the city's crown court.

A design and access statement that accompanies the application says the previous lack of maintenance has resulted in "damage and deterioration" to the windows.

"Large sections of the frames, transoms and upstands of nearly all the windows have all suffered from severe water ingress over time.

"Many of these timber elements are rotten through and/or would require substantial level of replacement/intervention to make them structurally sound.

"It is unclear when the windows were installed, although it is most likely they were replaced when the building was reduced in height following bomb damage during the 1940s.

"The proposed windows will match the existing in terms of preserving the characteristics. The existing glass and ironmongery will be replaced like for like."

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Ordnance Survey was based in London but moved to Southampton following a devastating fire in 1841. It relocated to Maybush in 1968 but is now based at Adanac Park.

A public notice giving details of the plan to repair The Barrack Block has been published by the city council, which will decide the application.

Other public notices:

Southampton road closure:

Botley Road (service road) will be closed from its junction with Delius Avenue to Botley Road from August 1 (9.30am to 3.30pm) for telecoms pole installations. The works are due to be completed by August 2.

Planning applications:

Conversion of oak-framed outbuilding to form office/habitable accommodation ancillary to dwelling, including fenestration alterations, roof lights, and flue, The Thatched Cottage, Hill Street, Calmore - application number 24/10452.

Outbuilding; fencing, Forest Syde, Southampton Road, Cadnam - application number 24/00502.

Extension; outbuilding; porch; glazing, 264 Foresters Cottage, Woodlands Road, Woodlands - application number 24/00553.

One and two-storey extensions; recladding of first floor walls (demolition of conservatory), Woodley House, Football Green, Minstead - application number 24/00155.

Outbuilding; demolition of existing outbuilding, Old Colbury School House, Pound Lane, Colbury - application number 24/00284.

Replacement electronically operated sliding gate and related works, including enclosure, rail and ground works (retrospective), Frankton Way, Gosport - application number 24/00154.

Licensing application:

Portswood Pallets, of Locks Road, Locks Heath, is seeking consent to use Unit E, Empress Park, Empress Road, Southampton, as an operating centre for eight goods vehicles.