One of Swindon's most prominent stores is set to close.

Marks and Spencers, on Regent Street in the town centre, has started a consultation on closing the two-floor shop.

The retailer told their colleagues on Tuesday, August 8 that they are proposing on closing the store which is located in the Brunel Shopping Centre.

In a statement made by M&S, they were unclear about whether there will be redundancies and said: “We appreciate that this will be disappointing news for some.

"Our priority now is to talk to our colleagues about what this announcement means for them and wherever possible, offer them alternative roles with M&S".

There are other M&S stores within Swindon including at the Orbital centre, at the Designer Outlet and the M&S Foodhall in Mannington Retail Park.

The company has plans to work with British Land to invest money into the development of the Swindon Orbital M&S.

The decision is part of what M&S executives are describing as a Store Estate Transformation.

Neil Enoch, M&S Regional Manager said: “Shopping habits are changing, so we’re rotating our store estate to make sure we have the right stores to offer customers a brilliant shopping experience.

"As part of this transformation, we have today announced to colleagues our proposal to close our M&S Swindon store at 81 Regent Street".

The proposal for closure comes after multiple shops have recently closed in the Brunel Shopping Centre.