The developer plans to create a coffee shop and events space on the ground floor of the former Parr’s Bank on Winwick Street, having started work to convert the building into a hotel.
Last year, Warrington Council approved YP Group’s application to convert the three-storey property, which most recently housed NatWest bank, into a hotel featuring a reception, guests’ lounge, and lobby on the ground floor.
The hotel rooms will be located on the first and second floors of the grade two-listed building.
Under those plans, approved by Warrington Council in December, part of the ground floor was retained for an unspecified future use. In its latest application, YP proposes splitting up the remainder of the ground floor to accommodate events space and a café.
The property, located opposite Warrington bus station, was built in 1877. NatWest vacated in 2015 and the building has been vacant since and is in a state of disrepair, according to Knutsford-based planning consultant Walsingham Planning.
YP Group is run by directors Yaadwinder Singh Johal and Pavan Johal.