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Report - Barclays Bank - Wakefield - sept 2016

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Robbo, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Robbo

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    This branch of Barclays was original built in 1809, and then more modern structure added in 1881. Talking to the staff before the branch closed, the building was in a bad state of disrepair, with water leaks & other structural issues. It closed & relocated to Trinity Walk.

    This building will now become a Bar / restaurant also, in addition, exclusive flats, at the top end of the building including an office space for the investors of the building.

    The main vault (still in situ) will become a V.I.P. dining place for people who wish to dine in the vault, with the main vault door still present.

    A surprise to find out who much the building was sold for was for £150.000.!

    The investor who never even saw the building bought it, (has business around Wakefield) decided to put this land mark to use.

    Picture taken as building work is in progress; however if your local, you may recognise some features.

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    The main vault. of which privilege diners can dine.

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    The main entrance

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    The main doors

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    Dates of the building work

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    Looking down from the upper floor to the street

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    What was the original bank office used to see clients for investment

    Looking down to the Bull Ring from the top offices

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    View from will now become flats, looking towards cross square

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    Ornate windows from the 1800's, still intact & will be kept

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    What was the main area of the bank

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    I thank you for looking
     

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  2. Wakey lad

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    Makes a change you posting your own photos - Thought you preferred posting other people's photos off as your own on Facebook
     
  3. Raz

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    Nice one on getting in there bet me too it!
     
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    What's the story there?
     
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