Plans for eight apartments in a former bank have been submitted.

The disused RBS building on Crofts Bank Road in Urmston town centre closed its doors back in August 2018 but now, regional developer Adam Deering has his eye on it.

The property investor has submitted proposals to Trafford council in partnership with DEN Architects to renovate the old bank, to the tune of £450,000.

The building was originally constructed in the 1900s and could become a contemporary residential development if Mr Deering’s plans are approved.

In partnership with DEN Architectural Design Consultants, the plan is for eight swanky apartments with a 5,000 sq. ft. retail unit below.

Crofts Bank Road’s RBS was one of 31 branches across Greater Manchester and Cheshire that closed their doors in 2018.

The new development would be named Deerbank House and would feature six one- and two two-bedroom flats.

With an estimated overall development value of £450,000, the scheme is based just one minute from Urmston station, with direct railway links to both Manchester and Liverpool.

David Denton, director and founder of DEN, said: “This is a really exciting project and we’re thrilled to have been appointed. The building is bursting with interesting features, from the grand external brickwork to the original bank vaults. It’s set to be a special development and I’ve no doubt units will be snapped up thanks to the history and stunning character.”

Deerbank House is one of several Greater Manchester properties in development by Adam Deering, who is currently building 130 new homes within the region.

The developer is already in the process of building 20 other flats in Urmston and 45 flats and townhouses in Sale.

Mr Deering believes the pandemic has permanently shifted attitudes towards the work-life balance and is now favouring the outskirts of cities and suburbs for his new projects.

Mr Denton added: “I’m working on several projects with Adam at the moment and his passion for property and breathing new life into unloved buildings is palpable.

“It’s fantastic to be working alongside a developer with such ambitious plans and I look forward to playing my part in bringing the developments to life.”