As part of Newcastle Building Society’s branch investment programme Bishop Auckland is set to see “improved” services.
The society’s Newgate street premises will be renovated to provide customers with improved access to services, information, advice and private meeting spaces.
A dedicated community room will also be created and made available, free of charge, for local people and community groups to use for events and activities.
To allow for the required work to be carried out, the Bishop Auckland branch will temporarily close to customers for eight weeks at 1pm on Friday October 15.
Work on converting the 1,600 sq ft space will then begin straight away, with the doors scheduled to reopen to customers in mid-December.
Stuart Miller, chief customer officer of Newcastle Building Society said: “Making a significant investment in Bishop Auckland is part of a wider commitment to maintain and protect financial services in our region.
“After an unavoidable delay caused by the pandemic, we’re extremely pleased to now be able to get on with the refurbishment. The redeveloped space will offer our customers everything they would expect from a modern financial institution.
Stuart concluded: “ “We’ve made arrangements to ensure our Bishop Auckland customers can still gain access to a full range of services while the refurbishment is taking place and can’t wait to share what the new branch will offer with everyone in in the town later this year.”
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