The Barclays branch in Lichfield. Picture: Google Streetview
The former Barclays branch in Lichfield. Picture: Google Streetview

Work will take place to prepare a former bank in Lichfield city centre for a new use after plans were approved.

The Barclays outlet on Breadmarket Street shut its doors in September.

Now the owners of the building have had planning permission approved to remove signage and disused cash machines.

A planning statement said:

“The building has been a Barclays bank for a number of years, serving the local community during this time.

“The proposed works are intended to return the building to pre-Barclays occupation as much as it is possible.”

Planning statement

The work will also see signage removed and the area where the former night safe was rendered to match the rest of the building.

Full details can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.

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Edge
4 months ago

It’s an ideal location for a coffee outlet.

Nick
4 months ago

The number of Barclays branches closed this year has been mind blowing . When you take into account the incredible profits they are making, this many closures can only be down to an insatiable greed and total disregard for their customers. I was a regular user of this branch and always saw a decent flow of customers visiting it. I am now considering moving my accounts elsewhere. Shame on you Barclays!

Aaron A Aardvark
4 months ago

Personally, an ideal spot for retirement flats.

Nigel Knight
4 months ago

There’s not a Costa at this end of town, think they’d do well.

Marc Smith
4 months ago

Disgraceful behaviour by another of the big banks.
They don’t deserve any trade at all.
I seriously hope crypto currency hurts them.
All they do is take.

Simon
4 months ago

Just close your Barclays accounts and take your business to one of the other banks/building societies who have bothered to stay open for customers. We need to use them otherwise we’ll lose them eventually too.

Carl Sholl
4 months ago

@Marc: Careful what you wish for, crypto currencies are going to hurt everyone. Meanwhile, Nationwide seems to be the place to go if you want a bank (building society) you can walk into.