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Grade II listed Barclays Bank branch to be converted into apartments

28 May 2024 2 minute read
Plans to convert a Grade-II-listed former Barclays Bank branch have been approved – Goggle street view

Bruce SinclairLocal Democracy Reporter

Plans to convert a former 1920’s Barclays Bank branch to retail and residential apartments have been given the go-ahead.

Mr Zouras, through agent RPC Design & Architecture Ltd, sought permission from Pembrokeshire County Council for a change of use and conversion of the former Grade-II-listed bank in Pembroke’s Main Street to retail on the ground floor and residential apartments at the rear ground, first and second floors.

The branch closed in July 2019, the same year the bank’s Narberth and Milford Haven branches closed.

Grade II

A supporting heritage statement said: “The three-storey building is currently vacant and was a former bank on the ground floor. The first floor was former staff rooms and male/female toilets.

“The second floor was used as storage. There is an existing outdoor paved area and private, off-road car parking to the rear for four to six cars.

“The building is Grade II listed; designated in 2005.”

CADW’s listing says: “…earlier C19 terraced house, front remodelled in 1925 for Barclays Bank to plans by J. H. Morgan of Carmarthen. The building was then called Bank House, but it is not known how long it had been a bank.”

Detail

An officer report says: “The ground floor shopfront is six bays wide divided by faceted pilasters of ashlar stone – a hint towards the art-deco style.

“Heavy fielded panel doors to the left-hand bay. Heavy classical stucco window surrounds to upper floors, the middle window has a pediment above – conventional Edwardian Bank detail, old fashioned for the 1920s.”

The listed building application was conditionally approved by county planners.


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Frank
Frank
20 days ago

Banks are rapidly disappearing from our towns. Next thing we’ll hear is that they have disappeared completely…… with our cash!! I’m serious!! Never trust anyone with your hard-earned cash as they have a bad habit of not wanting to give it back.

Dennis
Dennis
20 days ago
Reply to  Frank

This is so darn true! Barclays blocked my account while I was abroad in a hospital. They left me struggling there without a single penny! They treat customers like trash!

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