LUSH in Bournemouth will finally open its doors again next month after it closed earlier this year for a major refurbishment.

The store in Old Christchurch Road was originally due to re-open in June - but has been delayed due to "structural problems".

The compnay had initially planned to expose and restore the brickwork behind the existing shop signs, and re-instate the shop windows to match Patisserie Valerie next door.

The hope was to remove the wooden hoarding and try to restore the building - which is more than 100 years old - to the way it looked when it was Oliver's Shoe Shop in the late 1880s.

The shop was due to reopen at the start of the summer, but work has been delayed for several months because of problems with the building, with no firm re-opening date in site.

The cosmetics company are now offering customers who live in the Bournemouth area free delivery until the shop is re-open.

A Lush spokesman told the Echo: "There were delays to the works due to structural problems.

"During the structural survey, a minor point was raised that delayed the project, however these have all now been fixed and we are back on track to be open by the end of October 2016."

They said the store design hadn't changed as a result of the structural problems and were slightly delayed to allow Lush and the landlord to collaborate in resolving the issues which arose during the works. 

The company would not give further details about what the problems had been or whether they had impacted on their plans to restore the shop front.