NatWest's new branch in Cornmarket Street in Oxford is starting to take shape.

The bank is creating a new branch next to Leon in the former HMV store site while the current branch at the junction of Cornmarket Street and George Street is to close.

NatWest spokeswoman Kate Visser said: "We are still finalising our plans but hope to have the new branch open by early November."

The new branch will be 'fully refurbished and kitted out', according to Ms Visser.

The bank is expected to pay £465,000 rent a year for the three-floor property over the next decade.

The music chain store was split into two units in 2014 and fast food chain Leon took on one half in 2016.

The new bank will have two new external cash machines as well as automated machines inside and face-to-face customer counters.

The bank took on the unit on a ten-year lease according to real estate consultant Green and Partners, which advised on the deal.

It is not yet known when the current Cornmarket Street branch will close.