SUITED and booted and wearing designer fur-lined coats costing a small fortune.

The bankers of JP Morgan certainly arrived in style when they touched down at Basingstoke's railway station on Monday morning.

The City workers, more accustomed to bright lights and skyscrappers than the suburban streets of Basingstoke, have been temporarily relocated as banks take precautionary measures over the coronavirus outbreak.

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Marshalls wearing high-visibility jackets were present outside the train station to signpost the bank's employees to a private taxi rank, where cars were waiting to take them to the firm's temporary Basingstoke office.

The American multinational investment bank is hiring out serviced offices in Viables.

Sources told the Gazette work was underway over the weekend to spruce the location up, to spruce up the surroundings for its new inhabitants.

The Jays Close office counts De La Rue and Motorolla as neighbours.