Former Leyburn bank for sale for £220,000

The former HSBC in Leyburn.

The building which housed Leyburn’s HSBC until its closure in June is up for sale for £220,000.

The imposing building in the town’s High Street is available on a freehold basis.

As well as 2,384 sq ft of commercial space over two floors, the property includes a six-bedroom flat.

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Agents CBRE,w ho descrive Leyburn as a village, say: “The subject property is located on High Street in the centre of the village.

“The village is occupied by a mixture of national and local businesses including Barclays, One Stop and Post Office.”

“The existing commercial area of the property comprises ground floor sales with ancillary space at first floor.

“The property also offers a separate ground floor entrance to a large self-contained apartment, across the first and second floors, which has 6 double bedrooms.

“There is a small yard at the rear.”

The company says the property is suitable for redevelopment, subject to planning consent.

The rateable value of the shop is £20,750 pa and the rates payable are £9,960 pa.

The bank shut in June despite assurances given to the Richmond MP Rishi Sunak that the branch would remain open.

HSBC said that over the past five years, it had seen footfall reduce by an average of 40 per cent at its regional branches.

Call CBRE on 0113 3948800 for more details on the sale.