WORK has begun on a multi-million pound upgrade of the Orbital Shopping Centre, in North Swindon.

British Land, which owns the site, is aiming to make it more accessible by car, as well as improving the facilities already in the centre.

During the past few days workers for the company have moved in to start cutting down some of the trees in preparation for the work.

Central to the plans is the improvement to the car parks and pedestrian areas, including more furniture such as benches and litter bins, along with a new access route for lorries.

A new customer service centre is set to be built which will also have new cash machines.

Speaking last year, James Honeyman, for Orbital Shopping Park’s owner, said: “These plans demonstrate our continued investment in Swindon which will release the park’s full potential.

“We are committed to fully enhancing Orbital Shopping Park so that spending time here is an even better shopping experience for our loyal customers.”