Went to the bank the check was issued. The bank had an issue at first but they said that it stopped it b/c the first check was voided. The lady simply clicked one button and override it. Got my money within 5 minutes (no fee) and very little hassle to get an account with them.
I do need a new nationwide bank so going to look into sign up bonuses / benefits for one.
Thanks for the help guys.
glad you got it sorted. It's definitely worth chasing a bonus if you're opening an account anyway.