Builders have moved onto the Great Western Hospital site as work begins on a new super-morgue capable of holding 500 bodies.

The construction workers were seen near the Swindon hospital earlier today. 

Read more:Council planning 500 body mortuary at GWH

Wiltshire Council is leading the project to build the new mortuary. 

It will store the bodies of those who die having tested positive for coronavirus. Bodies will be kept for up to 28 days before they are released to families and funeral directors.

A similar facility has been built at Salisbury District Hospital.