THE only remaining building at Schweppes’ Malvern Water bottling plant in Herefordshire is set to be turned into a house, if plans for the Grade II-listed building are approved by planners.

Most of the former bottling factory in Colwall was demolished after it closed in 2011, with a housing estate built in its place, but the tank house remained.

The tank house, built around 1892, is two-storey in height but there’s only one level inside due to its former use a storage facility for a large water tank.

There are now plans for the Edwardian building to be turned into a two-bedroom house.

A design and access statement, submitted with plans to Herefordshire Council, said: “The solid brickwork walls are part rendered and part tile hung, and are largely plain in appearance, a stark contrast to the elaborate roof and heavily embellished south-east elevation.

“The structure has a steeply pitched hipped and gabled roof covered in plain clay tiles. At the centre is an elaborate timber louvered lantern with a pyramidal lead roof and weathervane.”

As part of applicant Dr Christopher Allen’s plans, the statement said the house, if approved, would be two-storey, have double-glazed windows, and rooflights.

The area under the verandah and other outside space would be repaved.

Comments on application 212685 can be made until August 12, with planners setting August 31 as a target date for a decision.