The local branch of the North East's biggest building society is getting revamped as part of a multi-million pound investment – and it includes a free community hub space for local groups.
Newcastle Building Society is creating an enhanced, open plan branch in the town’s Market Place as part of its refurbishment across the whole of its branch network.
The upgraded branch will provide customers with better access to services, information and advice, as well as additional space for transactions.
A community space also forms part of the new design, which will provide a free location in which local people, groups and good causes can hold meetings and events. The refurbished branch is expected to reopen in May.
Stuart Miller, customer director of Newcastle Building Society, said: “While many financial institutions are closing branches across the region, the Society remains fully committed to maintaining and enhancing a modern branch network that sits right at the heart of our communities.
“Our investment programme is designed to ensure our customers have access to the high quality services and facilities that they expect from a modern financial institution, and we've had a fantastic customer response to the branches where work has already been completed.
Through the Newcastle Building Society Community Fund at the Community Foundation, the Society also makes grants available to a range of causes customers wish to support across the North East and Cumbria.
For more information visit www.newcastle.co.uk
*Newcastle Building Society Principal Office: Portland House, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AL. Newcastle Building Society is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Newcastle Building Society is entered in the Financial Services Register under number 156058. You can check this on the Financial Services Register or by contacting the Financial Conduct Authority on 0800 111 6768. Call 0845 734 4345 or visit us online www.newcastle.co.uk
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