Belfast Telegraph

Danske Bank's flagship branch getting major revamp

By Staff Reporter

A major refurbishment of Danske Bank's flagship branch in Belfast city centre will start next week.

The building work is due to be finished by the start of September.

While the work takes place the bank will operate a temporary branch in Wellington Street at the side of the building.

The branches' two ATMs at the front of the building in Donegall Square West will still be available for use.

Aisling Press, head of branch banking at Danske Bank, said: "Over the past year we've invested in the refurbishment of a number of our regional branches with a new design, layout and improved services that better meet the needs and expectations of today's consumers and businesses.

"The customer and community feedback has been really positive, so we're taking the very best of all of the previous refurbishments and adding some new features.

"The branch will have a modern and welcoming look and feel, a new coffee area and plenty of open space for interacting with customers or holding events, enabling us to open the space up for the local community we are a part of."

She added: "We will be providing even more self-service options, alongside the human touch from our people which makes a real difference to the overall customer experience.

"Our dedicated staff will be on hand to ensure that our customers experience a warm and welcoming environment and to help and guide them when they visit the branch."

The last major renovations took place in 2007 when the branch relocated back to Donegall Square West from Donegall Square North.

The building was constructed in 1972 and is seen as being of historic and architectural importance.

Danske Bank is listed at number one in the 2018 Belfast Telegraph Top 100 Companies in association with Arthur Cox.

It reported pre-tax profits of £147.5m in 2017 and first quarter profits this year of £15.1m.

Belfast Telegraph

Weekly Business Digest Newsletter

This week's business news headlines, directly to your inbox every Tuesday.