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Barnardo’s Driffield store to close in January

Children’s charity Barnardo’s has confirmed it will vacate its current premises in Driffield.

New tenants at 38 Middle Street South are likely to be in by spring 2023.

Barnardo’s, which has been in situ for decades, has confirmed it will close its store for the final time on Saturday 14th January next year.

Its lease was due to expire in February 2023 and the unit now advertised by Stoneacre Properties of Leeds.

A spokesperson for Barnardo’s Retail said: “Despite the best efforts of our dedicated staff and volunteers at our Barnardo’s Driffield store, sadly it is not viable for this shop to continue trading and we’ve had to take the difficult decision to close the store from 14th January 2023.   

“We are working to try and secure transfers for staff and volunteers from this store to other Barnardo’s shops in the local area where possible, as well as with other local charity retailers.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to all our customers and the local community who have loyally supported us in our Driffield store over the years, and of course to our staff and volunteers.”

The 1,182sq foot premises is over three floors and comes complete with gas central heating.

Stoneacre states it is available by way of a new full repairing and insuring lease at £9,950 per annum.

The former Barclays bank on Market Place is for sale, yet again.

The building at 61 Market Place has been vacant for almost a year when the high street bank closed its doors for the final time in January.

Three months later, excitement built around the vacant premises when The Harkalm Group purchased it for just over £400,000 and declared interest in reopening it as either a retail or commercial unit.

However, The Harkalm Group pulled out of the deal at the eleventh hour after their prospective tenants backed out.

After being put back on the market at the significantly reduced price of £300,000, it was understood that a national care group was preparing a bid with a view to using the building as office space for staff.

Now, the building is for sale once more, this time with Mark Brearley & Co, a Skipton-based firm, for £375,000.

The unit is also available for let and Mark Brearley & Co describes it as suited to development both for office space and residential purposes.

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