The store that replaced Rodbourne's 110-year-old Co-op will reopen soon after a major revamp is completed.

The Rodbourne Road branch of the supermarket chain closed for good on February 3 after serving shoppers for more than a century.

Nisa Local then took over and welcomed its first customers to the store in mid-February.

The new management decided that the interior of the building needed a bit of sprucing up, so they closed the shop on March 11 and are currently carrying out a complete refurbishment of the site.

Signs on the front window suggest that the project is not expected to take longer than four weeks, so it should be ready by April 8.

Passerby peeking into the empty space can see that the store has been completely emptied out, with just a few columns and a Costa coffee machine left standing between the bare floor, walls and ceiling.

The exterior signage has been taken down and the automatic doors that allow entry are gone.

A new application to Swindon Borough Council by Mahendira Palanisamy suggests that the store will be known as a Londis and requests a variation of the site's existing premises licence to allow the supply of alcohol from 6am to 11pm daily, approve a new internal layout plan, and amend and add new conditions to the licence.