WORKING is taking place at a discount superstore as part of a major refurbishment.

Home Bargains in Barrow has temporarily shut up shop as part of works to expand the store.

The discount shop in Walney Road Retail Park is extending into the neighbouring Poundstretcher, which closed earlier this year.

The Home Bargains refurbishment is part of a development said to be worth £2 million.

It will see the shop nearly double in size.

The former Poundstretcher store has now been cleared and the two units are being joined together with a new entrance to Home Bargains to be built in place of the Poundstretcher store.

Home Bargains closed on May 22 and is due to reopen in August.

According to plans, the work would make up part of a £2m investment by the company, which has another smaller store in Barrow town centre.

The company said refurbishment would help 'better suit the needs' the business.

Barrow Council gave the work the green light last year.

The other Home Bargains store in Barrow’s Dalton Road is still open.

Home Bargains previously bought the freehold to the retail park, which also includes Argos.