A PROPERTY developer who bought a bank that once refused him a loan has announced his plans for projects throughout Trafford.

Adam Deering, originally from Urmston but currently in Dublin, has made plans for an apartment block on Danefield Road, Sale, as well as other projects in the borough.

He said these will provide much-needed accommodation for people looking to take advantage of the area’s reputation and potential.

He added: “There is a shortage of quality housing in Trafford and I believe these projects will go some way towards addressing this problem.

“The area offers the perfect mix of location and amenities, especially for young professionals and families.

“It was recently voted the ‘smartest place in Britain’ due to the performance of the excellent local schools, which is a big draw for those with children looking to set up home in Greater Manchester.

“I believe these projects will be a huge boon for Trafford and help build on the reputation it already has as a fantastic place to live.”

The Danefield Road site proposal lays out plans to demolish an existing building, the former commercial premises Network House, and create a ‘sympathetically designed’ block of 18 apartments.

It will be constructed in red brick and will be a maximum of four storeys high.

Residents' car parking and a landscaped area will feature at the rear of the block.

The proposal is due to be submitted to council planners in the next few weeks.

Last year, Mr Deering bought the former RBS bank building in Urmston, where he was turned down for a loan when he was trying to start his first business nearly two decades earlier.

He now has plans for around 100 further units elsewhere in Trafford and other parts of Greater Manchester and Cheshire – 24 in Urmston, 35 in Sale, plus 60 in Disley and Stockport.

Details of these proposals are set to be unveiled over the next few months.

The property mogul has previously revealed that he is snubbing city centre developments for the suburbs due the effect of the pandemic.

He said: “It used to be the case that city centre living had a huge appeal, especially for young professionals who wanted the hustle and bustle without having a long commute.

“But the suburbs have come back into their own during lockdown as more people want to have some green space but still be within touching distance of the city centre when they return to the office.

“I believe there has never been a better time to build, with recent changes in planning laws making it easier than ever to convert shops and offices into homes.”

RBS was contacted for comment, but a spokesperson said it would not be appropriate to comment at this time.