A former bank has been put on the market and could become a restaurant after its closure sparked concerns.

The Barclays bank in Rickmansworth shut on September 16, 2022, after the company identified just 22 customers who exclusively used the Church Street location for their banking.

An advert for the building was recently published online and it suggests the large three-storey unit could be subdivided into separate businesses.

The listing, by chartered surveyors Perry Holt, identifies it as a potential restaurant location but adds that alternative uses could also be on the cards “subject to planning permission”.

Described as an “attractive period property” in an “affluent town centre location”, the building would cost £60,000 per year to rent.

The ground floor used to be the banking hall and is mostly open plan, while the upper floors are largely filled with offices and staff facilities.

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When the bank closure was announced, South West Herts MP Gagan Mohindra said he received numerous emails from concerned locals.

It was confirmed that as a replacement a Barclays representative would be at Rickmansworth library in the High Street three days a week, to handle any non-transactional services and enquiries.

Those needing to withdraw money or make deposits were advised to use the post office.