Work is well underway to revamp one of Swindon's best-known town centre shops.

The former WW Hunter building, on the corner of Edgeware Road and Regent Street, has been vacant for some time, and is being upgraded.

The retail space on the ground floor will stay as it is, and 12 flats will be built on the upper two floors.

The building features fake pillars, ornate fanlights and the legend WW Hunter spelled out in cream bricks.

It was built in 1901 and remained in the company’s hands until the 1940s.

It was later used by Laura Ashley and Envy fashion chains and a number of mobile phone shops.

Posting on Facebook, Swindon Borough Council said: "Town centres need to adapt to changing shopping habits and the needs of the local community if they are to thrive in the future and the conversion of the former WW Hunter building, on the corner of Edgeware Road and Regent Street, is one example of this.

"This development shows that landowners and developers believe in the future of Swindon and its town centre and we hope to see more of these examples coming through throughout the year."

Over the past 12 months, empty units have been refurbished and gained new occupants.

This includes the new Taco Bell in the old Game store and the community hub in place of River Island.