Bank building to get a shop window

Written by Tony Millett on .

Here is another example of the changing face of Marlborough High Street:  NatWest who own No. 14 on the High Street's south side, have applied to change the frontage of the building so it is easier to sell as a retail shop.

The present frontage with its high windows and bricked in lower section, was installed in 1991 to make the bank more secure - discouraging any attempts by smash and grab or ram raiders.

Now NatWest have closed this branch, they are keen to sell the building and have applied for planning permission to give it a shop window - turning it, in fact, into a shop.

Marlborough Town Council's Planning Committee have no objection to NatWest's plans (March 18).

The building has been marketed with offers invited in the region of £700,000 and is now 'under offer'.