THE former NatWest branch in Cleckheaton has sold at auction for £91,000 above its guide price.

The 2,000 sq ft property, in Bradford Road, had a guide price of £75,000 when it went under the hammer at a Pugh property auction last week.

The the lot smashed expectations, selling for £166,000.

Details of the buyer have not yet been made public.

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NatWest closed the branch a year ago, and before the auction Paul Thompson, managing director of Pugh, said: “This is a handsome period property and in a great location next to Cleckheaton town hall.

“There is excellent potential for redevelopment, subject to the buyer obtaining planning consent for change of use.

“Cleckheaton town centre is close to the M62, so this is a great location from a business perspective.”