A WROUGHTON shop selling mobility scooters and wheelchairs has just finished a big revamp of its new showroom.

The Mobility Store bosses spent around £150,000 transforming an old forge, sawmill and carpentry shop into an expansive retail outlet.

It sells wheelchairs, recliners, zimmer frames and a range of products to help people with limited mobility or other impairments.

The latest addition to the shop is a specialist range of power-assisted high-tech scooters and chairs which suit people who have had life-altering changes to their legs.

This new range is being sold under the Optimised Independence brand and includes products which cannot be found anywhere else within 40 miles of Swindon.

Gold medal-winning Paralympian Chris Skelley and wheelchair tennis pro Louise Hunt cut the ribbon for the new area and chatted with staff about their Tokyo 2020 experiences.

Chris said: “It's fantastic to be here, the range is brilliant and the people are lovely. I'm sure we'll be back again soon."

Louise said: “It's absolutely amazing. I find it really exciting to have somewhere like this so local.

"I'm impressed with the range because quite often, shops which cater for anything disability-related seem quite niche but this has everything you could think of."

Director Willie McIvor said: “This has been fantastic, they're both very enthusiastic about it all.

"From a business point of view it's nice, because Louise is attracted to the optimised bits of kit, high-end wheelchairs and add-ons while Chris likes the products for partially-sighted people."

The rest of the shop on Devizes Road, opposite the village church, offers support for feet care and hearing impairment as well as mobility issues.

The front of the shop sells wheelchairs that people can pop in and purchase on the spot for up to £400 while the specialist Optimised Independence range costs thousands of pounds and includes products which can be measured and tailored to best meet people's needs.

For example, a touch of the wheel rim on one chair starts a motor to propel you forward, a tri-bike add-on for the front of the wheelchair makes it easier to steer and speed up, one chair has adjustable height to help people reach surfaces which are higher than the seat.

Mr McIvor added: "We like people to come in and see what we have, just to inform them of what's available because we know it's quite a big investment.

"At the moment, you'd have to travel a fair distance away from Swindon to try any of this."

Co-owner Nick Jeffson said: "We're nicely-situated for people around the south west or coming along the M4 because there aren't many of these types of things around."