A listed former bank building in the town centre is set to be turned into an aparthotel.
Warrington Borough Council has approved an application for planning permission in order to convert the ex-Natwest branch on Winwick Street into an aparthotel with 16 guest bedrooms.
Previously known as Parr’s Bank before a merger in 1918, the Victorian building – which is grade two-listed and dates back to 1877 – has been vacant since the bank closed in late 2015, and is now ‘in a state of disrepair’.
The bank still retains many of its original features, and Appleton-based developer YP Group Limited says that it plans to ‘retain as many of these historic features of significance as possible’.
Proposals for the ‘well recognised local landmark which present and past residents draw pride and a sense of place from’ include internal and external alterations and a car park with space for 11 vehicles.
Bedrooms will be housed on the first and second floors, while the ground floor will be used as a reception area, lounge, lobby and office space.
But part of the latter floor and former banking hall will be ‘reserved for an unknown future alternative use’.