Apartments plan for floors above former Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank in West Kirby
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Plans are in to convert the upper floors of the former Lloyds Bank building in West Kirby into apartments.

The unit, which straddles The Crescent and Grange Road, has been empty since the bank pulled out of the town in 2019.

Now, North West Property Estates Ltd wants to create four flats on the first and second floors.

The change of use application is being made under what is known as ‘permitted development rights’ legislation, meaning it does not have to go through the full planning process but does have to meet several tests such as minimum space standards.

Three of the flats would have one bedroom, and the other two bedrooms.

The entire building has been empty for two years

The entrance to the apartments would be located on Grange Road, with a storage area for bikes on the ground floor.

The space previously occupied by the bank would remain a commercial unit.

In documents submitted to Wirral Council, agents Greyside Planning state: “The proposed development is for the conversion of office spaces to the first and second floor into four apartments.

“Ground floor office is currently vacant and the site is surrounded by shops that do not make much commercial noise or operate late.”

The proposal can be read here: https://planning.wirral.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=_WIRRA_DCAPR_111501&activeTab=summary

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