PLANS to transform Seafield House into 10 large private apartments will be submitted to South Ayrshire Council.

A public consultation was held at Ayr Town Hall last week to discuss proposals for the property which was once owned by Sir William Arrol before it became Seafield Hospital during WW1 and a maternity hospital in 1921.

Robin Ghosh, Director of E Design Architecture and Planning wants to restore the building to its former glory.

Mr Ghosh explained: “Seafield House was empty from 1991 to 2014 and we believe there is a way to restore the old house using the original material. In 2008 there was a serious fire.

“We want to create 10 large apartments within Seafield House. One apartment will have four levels because it will be built in the tower.

“We want to create a memorial garden for Sir William Arrol and those who used the children’s hospital.”

There are also plans to build 27 private houses in the rear grounds of Seafield.

Mr Ghosh continued: “This is a very unique development and I want it to be different. Seafield House has been empty since 1991.

“Noone has taken it on for a reason. It is a very complex project.”