Bank of Ireland announces refurbishment plans for two NI branches in 2023

Bank of Ireland announces refurbishment plans for two NI branches in 2023

Two Northern Ireland branches of the Bank of Ireland will be refurbished next year as part of their ongoing investment programme.

Refurbishments of both the Bangor and Cookstown branches are planned for 2023, as part of an overall £7 million investment in branches and new technology services in NI, announced by the bank in 2021.

This follows on from 11 full branch refurbishments already completed in 2021 and 2022 across the province.

Bank of Ireland have plans to invest €11.5m million across its Ireland branch network in 2023, with 18 branches set to be completely refurbished.

New external and internal ATMs will be installed in some branches as part of the investment works.

The works across the network include a range of new ATM machines and replacement of lighting with low energy LED alternatives. This will achieve over 50% in energy savings from a reduction in lighting energy consumption, as the organisation looks to become more energy efficient and reduce its total energy consumption.

Additional works also include the planned installation of new external and internal ATMs in a range of branches, and the improvement of facilities for colleagues in over a dozen branches.

Susan Russell, Director, Retail Ireland, Bank of Ireland said: “Our branch network of 169 locations across Ireland is a very important part of how we serve our customers, whether that be for routine cash, cheque and coin transactions or more detailed conversations about loans, mortgages and pensions.

“That’s why we continually invest in this network, and 2023 will be no exception. I’m especially pleased that 18 of our locations will undergo comprehensive refurbishments during the year ahead, and that we are also making further investments in ATM technology in our branches nationwide.”