A WORTHING bank aims to lighten up the town centre image by losing its marbles!
Barclays’ branch at 1 Chapel Road is seeking planning permission to strip the dark-green/red marble cladding from its ground-floor façades and replace it with off-white tiling.
The bank’s planning application to the borough council says recladding with Domus Kerlite tiles would be part of a major exterior and interior refurbishment scheme which would also include reducing public accesses from two to one.
A supporting design statement says the existing marble frontage had become chipped and cracked, and was in a poor state of repair. It was not possible to repair, and no matching material could be sourced for infilling.
The new, single entrance would be wider, with automatic sliding doors.
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