The former Lloyds Bank building on Corsham High Street is set to be transformed into a boutique hotel, with its own restaurant and bar.

The planning application for this project was submitted to Wiltshire Council in December 2022 and has now been approved.

The building itself is Grade II listed and dates back to the early-mid 18th century.

It was used by Lloyds Bank for over 100 years before it was closed in 2016.

The heritage statement for the application noted: “The building has a fascinating architectural history, reflected in its complex plan.

“Its unique character is the result of the way in which it has been subtly adapted to serve successive uses over the centuries.”

The new hotel is due to be operated by the Beckford Group and will include a wine merchant on the ground floor.

According to the plans, the historic central staircase will remain maintained and the new hotel rooms on the upper floors will be based on the historic layouts.

A single-storey kitchen extension and stores will be added to the rear of the south-west wing.

The application says the hotel will “provide new high quality visitor accommodation in Corsham” and “provide job and training opportunities for local residents.”