Old Weston bank's conversion into flats gets underway

PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 June 2018

Builders starting work on the old Co-Operative bank in Alexandra Parade.

Builders starting work on the old Co-Operative bank in Alexandra Parade.

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Building work to convert a former Weston-super-Mare bank into six flats and retail space got underway this week.

An artist's impression of the Co-Operative bank building, in Alexandra Parade. Picture: Studio ArchitectureAn artist's impression of the Co-Operative bank building, in Alexandra Parade. Picture: Studio Architecture

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.

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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.

Builders starting work on the old Co-Operative bank in Alexandra Parade.Builders starting work on the old Co-Operative bank in Alexandra Parade.

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.

Builders starting work on the old Co-Operative bank in Alexandra Parade.Builders starting work on the old Co-Operative bank in Alexandra Parade.

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