Old Weston bank’s conversion into flats gets underway
PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 June 2018
Building work to convert a former Weston-super-Mare bank into six flats and retail space got underway this week.
The owner of the former Co-Operative bank building, in Alexandra Parade, was granted permission to covert the second floor into flats and add another storey in February 2017.
Both floors will have two two-bedroom flats within them.
The owner later gained permission to also turn the first-floor offices into two flats and builders have been spotted on site this week.
The building opened as a bank in 1968, but it has been empty since the Co-Op closed in 2016.
However, the ground floor has been set aside for retail or leisure use and the development will include a bicycle space with each flat.
The project is in-keeping with North Somerset Council’s vision for Weston’s regeneration, which includes bringing empty buildings back into use and more people living in the town centre.
Alexandra Parade has been partly shut since Tuesday morning to allow the work to be carried out.