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Branch Banks: Manchester

Manchester: 1826-1997

This is the longest serving branch bank, being the second branch to open in 1826 and remaining open until 1997. This branch also has an interesting architectural history. The branch moved to a building on King Street in 1847, which was designed by C.R. Cockerell, the Bank’s architect between 1833 and 1863.



The decision was taken in the 1960s that the branch buildings in several cities were no longer fit for purpose, and eventually £9.7 million was spent on new branch buildings and alterations across the branch network. Manchester was the most expensive of these new buildings, with £3 million spent on a modern building on Portland Street which opened in 1971.