J3773 : Former First Trust bank, Ballyhackamore, Belfast (September 2017)

taken 9 months ago, near to Ballyhackamore, Sydenham, Ormeau, Knock and Ballymacarret, Northern Ireland

Former First Trust bank, Ballyhackamore, Belfast (September 2017)
Former First Trust bank, Ballyhackamore, Belfast (September 2017)
See J3773 : The First Trust Bank, Ballyhackamore, Belfast (2 in 2013) (November 2013). Despite the transfer of business from the Stormont branch J4073 : First Trust Bank (Stormont Branch), Belfast, the Knock branch (306 Upper Newtownards Road) closed on 28 July 2017 in another round of banking cuts.
The bank’s website has an impact closure assessment which includes the following “52% DECLINE IN TRANSACTION VOLUMES AT THIS BRANCH OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS”.
Now offered for sale. The agents’ description includes “Modern two storey commercial premises extending to c. 2,916 sq ft.
The ground floor provides a bright and spacious open plan area with three private offices. The first floor comprises of two large boardrooms and two private offices.
Potentially suitable for ground floor retail/restaurant use with upper floor apartments, subject to any required statutory consents.”
For the record, this was once a Trustee Savings Bank.
No 308 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast
A building, formerly the First Trust Bank, the subject of the following application (2 February 2018) for planning permission “LA04/2018/0295/F Reconfiguration and change of use on ground floor from class A2 to café/restaurant. Reconfiguration and change of use on first floor from class A2 to apartments. Extension to provide additional storey with one apartment and changes to elevations 308 Upper Newtownards Road Belfast BT4 3EX”. The photographs submitted by me appear as a matter of neutral record only. I have no connection with the applicant and express no opinion about the application.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 3 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 3 September, 2017
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Business, Retail, Services  Derelict, Disused 
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Irish: geotagged! J 376 739 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.7236N 5:52.2450W
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