Former HSBC bank building to go under the hammer

A former HSBC bank, which closed in 2017, is set to go under the hammer with a price tag  of between £140,000 and £150,000.

Located in Ossett, Wakefield the four-storey, 3,000 sq ft former bank is a traditional stone and brick build and includes two basements.

At the time of the closure HSBC said that falling usage figures at certain branches had required them to restructure in order to improve their services.

The former bank will be featured at Pugh’s next property auction at Leeds United Football Club on 11 April.

Paul Thompson, managing director of Pugh auction house, said: “As more and more people make the shift to digital services our banking clients are reviewing their property portfolios and assessing requirements for the future.

“The former Ossett RBS branch property is quite a grand building and has potential for change of use, subject to planning consent. From a business perspective it is in a good location on Ossett’s main shopping street, surrounded by a range of national retailers.”