A planning application has been submitted to convert Basil House, a grade two-listed office building in Manchester's Portland Street, into 37 apartments.
Paul Butler Associates is the agent on the scheme, representing Stephen Beech, the student landlord and residential developer behind the Beech Group of companies.
According to the plans, the 21,700 sq ft former textile mill would include 11 one-bedroom and 26 two-bedroom apartments, with internal cycle storage. The basement would be converted for use as a retail unit.
The property is currently largely vacant, with Ashoka Restaurant occupying the ground floor unit.
The planning statement to Manchester City Council said: "The provision of a variety of uses that will have a positive impact on the regeneration of this part of the City Centre. The mix of housing will meet an identified need for accommodation in Manchester City Centre and contribute to the creation of a sustainable community; and, the commercial use will add activity and vitality to Portland Street."
Previous office-to-residential conversion by Beech include 90 Princess Street in Manchester city centre, which provides 35 apartments aimed at young professionals and was one of the first multi-residential buildings in the North West to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding rating.