A new retail space specialising in collectable and investment coins will open at the site of a former Lloyds bank.

The location had previously been Royal Wootton Bassett’s last remaining bank before it closed in December, 2022.

It has now been confirmed that the former building will be reopened by Britannia Coin Company in summer 2023.

Britannia is an online retailer offering rare and collectible coins and currently occupyies several display cabinets in a nearby antique store, but is moving to a larger in-person premises due to high demand.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

Owner and director Jon White had initially earmarked the premises for a new banking hub to reduce the impact of Lloyds’ closure, but this was not possible due to access issues and limited ground floor space.

He said: “When we bought the property, we offered Lloyds Bank the opportunity to continue operating from the space.

“When they declined, we assessed whether it would be suitable for the new banking hub.

“Unfortunately, the building's limited disabled access and available ground floor space meant it wouldn't be suitable.”

It was recently confirmed by a Wiltshire councillor that negotiations are ongoing to setup a banking hub elsewhere on the High Street.

Mr White is also behind the £1.8 million project to convert a former High Street Co-op into an auction house, creating 14 jobs.

For more details see www.britanniacoincompany.com