BARCLAYS new flagship branch in Solihull officially opened its doors on Saturday July 11.
The new state of the art premises in Mell Square was opened by Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt who said: “It is good to see Barclays investing in the town of Solihull to provide a better environment for people to do their banking.”
The new branch is twice the size of the High Street branch covering 7,800 square feet, has a completely modern design and contains a number of new facilities.
These include six tills, two account servicing machines, a cheque deposit machine and more cash point machines. There will also be dedicated tills for business customers and Premier customers.
To celebrate the grand opening of the new branch the Barclays Premier League trophy will be on display in the branch on Saturday, giving the people of Solihull the chance to see the trophy first hand, and take a look around the new premises especially designed with customers in mind.
Mike Amato, chief distribution and product officer, Barclays UK Retail Banking said: “We’ve listened to what our customers told us and as a result, have made banking with Barclays as easy and enjoyable as possible – and this branch, right here in the heart of Solihull delivers on that goal”.
“The new branch in Solihull embraces innovative technology and design which will enable our customers to bank with us in a way that suits them and in surroundings that are comfortable and accessible for all.”
To celebrate the grand opening, lots of activities took place in and around the new branch to entertain customers and passers-by including line dancing, a classical string quartet, Barclays summer carnival with fairground attractions including a coconut shy, hook a duck, shooting gallery, hammer striker, free ice cream and great giveaways.
Additional staff were on hand to support the anticipated crowds and football fans were able to have their photo taken with the Premier League trophy.
Ashley Broadhurst, branch manager for Solihull said: “The move has been a long project but well worth the wait. The new premises allow us to deliver the great service our customers expect and the investment in the new premises confirms our commitment to Solihull and the surrounding region.”