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

taken 7 years ago, 4 km E of Belfast, Co Antrim, 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

Once a First Trust Bank (originally a TSB) there is the following planning permission (7 August 2018) “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 2 apartments. Extension to provide additional storey with one apartment and changes to elevations (3 apartments in total) 308 Upper Newtownards Road Belfast BT4 3EX”.

I have no connection with the property.

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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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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 376 739 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.7236N 5:52.2450W
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