Belfast Telegraph

‘Interest’ in six former Ulster Bank buildings

By John Mulgrew

Ulster Bank is continuing to market six of its former branches following their closure earlier this year.

The bank announced in March that it was closing nine branches here due to fewer customers using the properties, due to the shift to digital technology.

It’s selling off six of those, which it owns.

That includes two in Belfast along with branches in Newtownabbey, Garvagh, Kircubbin and Bangor.

The branches are being sold off by commercial property firm GVA NI.

Liam McAuley, from GVA NI property consultants, has said there has been a “range” of interest in the buildings, from “owner occupiers, developers who are looking at a redevelopment angle and investors”.

The banks which are now on sale include a two-storey property on Boucher Road in south Belfast, a terrace commercial building on the Woodstock Road in Belfast, a two-storey building on Monkstown Road in Newtownabbey, a listed three-storey building on Main Street in Garvagh, Co Londonderry, a two-storey property on Main Street in Kircubbin and a four-storey building in Main Street in Bangor.

The other Ulster Bank branches that have also closed include the Millennium Forum in Londonderry along with the Newtownbreda and Antrim Road branches in Belfast, which were all leased by the bank.

Belfast Telegraph

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