NatWest closing Pudsey branch – plans submitted to restore Listed building

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The former NatWest Bank in Pudsey town centre.

Plans to restore a historic Grade II Listed building back to its original condition have been submitted by a national banking company.

NatWest is planning to shut its Pudsey town centre branch on 24 March 2022 – one of 24 branches proposed to close across the country.

Its Pudsey branch – at the junction of Lowtown and Lidget Hill – is based in a Grade II Listed building, which means it must be preserved.

NatWest parent company Royal Bank of Scotland has submitted a planning application to Leeds City Council to restore the outside of the building to match the existing stone finish.

This means the ATM will be removed, alongside the night safe and signage. Internally all fittings and furniture will be removed and a deep clean carried out.

The plans can be viewed here.

NatWest says it’s proposing to close its Pudsey branch due to falling demand. Figures provided by the bank show the branch in 2019 was used by 22 regular personal customers and 193 business customers. More details on the potential closure can be found here and also below:

Natwest Pudsey Branch Closure Factsheet by John Baron on Scribd

The nearest branches can be found in Greengates and Headingley. NatWest also closed its Farsley branch 10 years ago.

Former HSBC building latest

The former HSBC Bank on Church Lane is up for sale,

The former HSBC Bank, opposite NatWest, closed last year and is on the market with a £475,000 guide price. More details here.


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