Pudsey: Former HSBC banking hall back on the market

The former HSBC bank branch in Pudsey is back on the market. Photo: John Baron/westleedsdispatch

A former Pudsey banking hall is back on the market.

The ground floor of the former HSBC branch in Church Lane has this week been listed on the website of commercial property consultants Mark Brearley for use as a potential cafe, shop or restaurant.

It’s available for £35,000 a year rent, or available to buy for an undisclosed sum.

The area has been has been stripped out, ready to receive a new tenants’ fittings. Full details can be found here.

The future of the building, which has been empty since HSBC closed its doors in October 2020, is becoming an ongoing saga.

WLD reported last year that multi-national coffeehouse chain Starbucks had been interested in moving into the building, although this week’s listing would suggest this has now fallen through. Starbucks have not commented on the move. Council planning chiefs last year issued a ‘certificate of proposed lawful development’ to change the use of the building from a bank into a coffee shop.

Earlier this month, separate plans for a four-bedroom apartment in the former first-floor office space above the bank were submitted to Leeds City Council.


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