Saffron Walden Town Council has moved into refurbished offices in the old NatWest building, now known as 5 King Street.

The town council bought the building, which had been empty and neglected for many years, from NatWest Bank towards the end of 2022.

The building now comprises retail space on the ground floor, office accommodation on the first floor and residential flats on the second and third floors, which should soon be available for rent.

Last week the council moved out from their temporary space at the top of the town hall. 

Cllr Paul Gadd, leader of the town council, said: "We’re delighted that SWTC have got to this stage. Like many old buildings, this building had its fair share of challenges.


"Terry Frostick, the town council’s operations manager, has overseen all stages of the refurbishment, and has done a fantastic job.

"We’re very grateful to him for the high quality premises that the town council now owns, and for bringing a long-empty building back into use, which will enhance the town centre.

"As well as providing modern office accommodation for the council, the building should provide an important source of income for many years to come."