Former bank with a secret inside for sale for £199,995

Natwest in Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth, circa 2009.

The elaborate-looking building, 23, Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth, which used to be the Natwest bank, now for sale. - Credit: Archant

An Edwardian building with an elaborate facade situated in what was a Norfolk town's banking hub is for sale.

The former NatWest bank, at 23 Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth, has a beautiful frontage and a secret inside.

Designed by architect Arthur Hewitt, it looks like it has got two huge storeys from the front. This is a trick of the eye because inside it has one tall banking hall and one room-deep space on the upper floors.

The former bank, built between 1904-1906, and situated next to the Star Hotel building, also has a Venetian window inside on large columns.

Premises along the quay used to be the home of five banks - Barclays, NatWest, Lloyds, HSBC and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Some of the buildings are empty, others earmarked for conversion into flats and some are still occupied as offices.


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It comes as the Hall Quay area was set to be transformed into a restaurant and cafe hub, before Covid struck.

The building for sale does have lapsed planning permission to be turned into a restaurant and three flats.

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