A CLOSED nursery on a main road in and out of Bury is set to be converted into a block of flats.

Plans have been submitted for the former Holyrood Nursery on the corner of Walmersley Road and Regent Street to be converted into seven apartments.

Developer Matthew Cocken said in documents submitted to Bury Council that the building was intended to attract those looking for ‘first step professional lifestyle living, with easy commuting options to Bury and Manchester’.

A design and access statement by SH Wilkinson Architects Ltd, said: “On a main access into Bury centre, the property is situated in a residential area of

both social and private residential accommodation.

“The site is less than a mile from the north of Bury town centre and benefits from excellent transport links to the town centre and beyond.

“The works look to adapt an existing detached property most recently used as a nursery.

“The works will be to adapt the existing structure and spaces to suit a combination of one and two bedroom apartments across three floors with basement storage allocated to each apartment in secure annexes.

“The building will be serviced centrally via a communal protected stairwell with secure independent entrances off this access to each apartment.

“The building will benefit from a general facelift of maintenance works.

“The property benefits from a walled perimeter to all four sides and garden spaces will be sub-divided into communal and private spaces by way of close boarded timber fences.”

Holyrood Nursery, which had capacity for 79 children, is listed as being permanently closed.