Plans have been lodged with Gwynedd council to demolish a former showroom next to a rail station and build a new 36-apartment block.

The site off Convent Lane in Bangor would house 30 two-bed and six one-bed flats on the site of the former Period Interiors bathroom, bedroom and kitchen showroom.

The plans have been lodged on behalf of Quatrefoil Homes Ltd, whose registered offices are at St Asaph Business Park.

The design and access statement claims affordable housing would form part of the development.

The agents, Fitzsimon planning and development of Cilcain in Flintshire, say the apartments would be “superior” to surrounding developments.

The access statement said: “The proposal seeks to redevelop a brownfield site in a prominent and sustainable location within the city centre with a high quality apartment development.

“It seeks to replace the existing buildings on the site, which are in a state of disrepair and do not make a positive contribution to the character and appearance of the local area.”

There would be space for 40 vehicles and plans would include widening the section of Convent Lane closest to the junction with Station Road and introducing a footpath on the northern side of the lane.

A transport assessment spoke of the area’s “impeccable” safety record but the document highlights the close proximity to Bangor city centre and bus and rail links.