A BANK is set to reopen its branch on Llandudno high street following a fire.

HSBC said it will reopen the branch on Mostyn Street from Thursday, May 13 following the incident which caused “significant damage” to pipes and cables in the building.

A pop-up branch had been set up at Llandudno Town Hall while repair work was carried since the fire on April 27. Customers had been advised to use the temporary service, the Post Office on Mostyn Street or the HSBC branch in Colwyn Bay.

“We are extremely excited to be able to re-open our Llandudno branch so soon after the fire that took place,” said Dyfrig Roberts, HSBC UK’s Local Director. “There was significant damage to the branch, including pipes and cables that provide essential services, plus smoke damage to the inside of the branch.

“Fortunately there was no structural damage, but there is still some minor work to be carried out to repair the heating and air conditioning system. Until that takes place we have temporary units in place to ensure an ambient temperature inside the branch for our customers.

“I would like to re-iterate my thanks to the emergency services for their rapid action on the night of the fire.”

Mr Roberts said the pop-up branch had helped about 50 customers a day with banking issues such as resetting their online banking, making payments and enquiries about fraud.

“During this time our Llandudno branch colleagues have worked at the pop-up branch or from the Colwyn Bay branch,” he said. “They are a real credit to the bank, and I would also like to thank them and the other bank departments for their hard work during this difficult time.”

The branch will reopen at 10am on Thursday, May 13 and will return to regular opening times of 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday.