BLUEPRINTS have been drawn up to install a fledgling vinyl record shop in a new home.

Wax and Beans was only launched in premises at The Art Picture House in Haymarket Street last summer.

But planning agents say the records boutique - the first such venture in Bury since 2011 - has already outgrown its current location.

And plans have now been lodged with Bury Council to convert the former Nationwide Building Society shop in Market Street into a fresh base.

The grade II listed building has not been vacant for long, after the building society announced plans to switch trading to an outlet in Central Street, as part of The Rock shopping centre.

Planning agent Harry Jackson has told borough planners that the move was required as the current Wax and Beans has “outgrown its existing premises and needs a larger property to suit the needs and requirements of its expanding clientele”.

Work required to install the vinyl record shop and cafe within the conservation area property would also be minimal, he says.

Some partition work would be required, to separate the new arrival from the offices on the first floor, with the removal of similar provisions currently in place.

Mr Jackson added: “The property is situated on a route accessing the Mill Gate Centre, although this is not the main access it is subject to considerable foot traffic and is in an ideal location.

“The existing ground floor layout requires minimal alterations to suit the needs of their clients and these will be carried out to retain the character and appearance of the building.”

Music lovers Ben Soothill and Louise Jackson have seen Wax and Beans quickly become a popular town centre fixture.

Earlier this year the shop hosted a record launch for New York singer-songwriter Risa Hall, as she debuted her EP Gold Dust. The partners also contributed to efforts to keep the flame flickering for Bury FC, launching a blue and white milkshake in September.