Lot 139


The Former NatWest Bank, 5 Fore Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2HX
The Former NatWest Bank, 5 Fore Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2HX
Withdrawn Prior

A rare opportunity to acquire effectively two, three storey buildings (the rear being particularly handsome) that are umbilically linked and benefit from some far-reaching views to the rear and comprising the prominent former town centre NatWest premises.

The property may appeal to end-users but more likely to investors and developers due to the glaring potential for substantial residential development in tandem with some commercial usage, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable. This is on account of the versatility and sheer extent of the floorspace within the two component buildings and the points of access from both Fore Street and Crockwell Street.

Local Planning Authority

Cornwall Council. Tel: 0300 1234 151. Website: cornwall.gov.uk.

Front Building (Fore Street)

Ground Floor

Vestibule with access to extensive former banking hall. Additional side door on frontage giving access to all floors.

First Floor

Landing, staff room, two offices and large kitchen.

Second Floor

Attic storage.


Two store rooms.

Umbilical Link

Ground Floor

Lobby and two interview rooms.

First Floor

Storage and W.C.


Two stationery rooms, storage and W.C.

Rear Building (also accessible from Crockwell Street)

Ground Floor

Large office and strong room.

First Floor

Server room, ladies W.C. and large landing.

Second Floor

Bathroom, former kitchen and large room.


At the side of the back building is a passageway leading to a boiler room, then a store and onwards out to Crockwell Street. The removal of either or both as part of a re-development scheme would enhance this second point of access and in turn the rear building.

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Freehold with Vacant Possession


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