Former Pudsey bank building could house new apartment – coffee shop plans below still active

HSBC Bank Pudsey
The former HSBC Bank in Pudsey. Photo: Google Maps

Former first floor office space above an empty Pudsey bank building could become a four-bedroom flat, if plans are given the green light.

The former HSBC Bank, at the corner of Church Lane and Robin Lane, has been empty since it closed its doors in October 2020. 

The planning application – submitted Mr F Al Fadhili, of Church Court (Morley) Ltd – confirms that separate proposals for a coffee shop below the new flat are still active.

WLD reported last year that multi-national coffeehouse chain Starbucks could move into the building, although it’s unclear whether they are still interested or whether a new operator has been found.

This week’s planning application for the four-bedroom flat above states that the proposals will feature sound-proof flooring and that all habitable rooms will have large windows with adequate natural light. Parking would be in the former bank car park at the rear.

The plans can be viewed in full here.

Council planning chiefs last April issued a ā€˜certificate of proposed lawful developmentā€™ to change the use of the rest of the building building from a bank into a coffee shop.

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  1. No way Pudsey doesn’t need anymore cafes , coffee shops, barbers or private rent flats ,this must be stopped, there’s got to be a better use for this beautiful building

  2. Agree with the above comments, no more coffee shops, we have a surfeit of these in pudsey. Why don’t we open a bank? We are short of these in pudsey!!!.

  3. Who needs a 4 bedroomed flat in the centre of Pudsey? Answer a greedy landlord who wants to make it into a house share and charge ridiculous rent!!!!. Please don’t let this happen. Also agree that we have enough cafes and coffee shops.


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