Mayor Lesley Bambridge officially opens the new Sowerbys in King’s Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

West Norfolk’s new mayor, Lesley Bambridge, was on hand to cut the red ribbon as Sowerbys Estate Agents officially opened its relocated King’s Lynn branch at the historic Bank Chambers in the Tuesday Market Place.

The property specialist has restored the grade II-listed building, moving the short distance from its former premises in King Street.

Lex Hastings, Lynn branch manager, said: “We are very proud and excited to be moving to a building of such history and prominent location within the town.”

The restoration comes thanks to a team of local professionals including New Space Builders, Betts & Co decorators, interior designer Collette Hanlon, of Homestagers, Premier Electrics and Plumbing, and architect Daniel Wallage of Waite and Wallage.