DEVELOPERS looking to construct a block of luxurious, modern apartments at the old Continental Hotel site believe its proposed height will not be an issue.

Gilman Holdings is looking to construct a seven-storey block of 22 apartments on Engineer’s Lane.

Usually in Gibraltar, a development cannot be over five storeys when it is within the city walls.

However, Gilman believe that as the top two storeys of the building are set back from the street, permission will be granted by the Development and Planning Commission.

The apartment block would be designed in an ‘attractive contemporary’ manner and represents an ‘ambition to revitalise the location in a sensitive state of the art manner, creating a landmark presence on this important urban junction’ according to the developer.

The block will also contain commercial units on its ground floor and a storage room for bicycles.