A MAJOR water leak has seen a cordon put up in Basildon.

The water is coming from Southgate House in Basildon Town Square, and crews are at the scene working on the issue.

The leak took place overnight last night and has forced the Nationwide Building Society branch to close.

A Nationwide spokesman said: "“Due to an overnight water leak from an office unit above, we have temporarily closed our branch in Basildon.

"We are working hard to reopen as soon as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our members.

"Staff are onsite to direct members to the nearest alternative branch and Nationwide cardholders can also access cash from a Post Office.”