Bournemouth-based Naked Coffee has struck a deal to open a new concept cafe in the Beales store in Poole's Dolphin Shopping Centre.

Ian Saul, Naked Coffee chief executive, said working with Beales boss Tony Brown in the newly re-opened store would give his firm the chance to offer food and coffee to a wider and more diverse customer base.

He said the project for the new Naked Deli in Poole was "hugely exciting."

Mr Saul added: "We have been working hard with a number of local businesses to try to find new solutions on how to become more sustainable in the current climate.

"Partnering up with Beales, thanks to us being put together by Paul Kinvig from the Bournemouth Town Centre BID, is a real show of local business innovation which we have all been working hard to achieve."

Tony Brown of New Start 2020, the company reviving his Beales brand months after it went out of business, said: "This will bring something different to the Dolphin Centre. Ian's creative inspiration is second to none."

Mr Saul opened his first Naked Coffee shop in Christchurch Road in 2016 and went on to open at Southampton Railway station and two Bournemouth University buildings before opening a deli last year.

Naked Coffee is the first local brand to be confirmed as part of the new Beales store in Poole.

The original Beales chain of department stores went into administration in January, resulting in the loss of more than 1,000 jobs across the country.

The lease of Beales' Dolphin Centre store was taken over by Panther Securities, whose chairman Andrew Perloff owned Beales for three years.

New Start 2020, which has Mr Perloff among its directors, bought the Beales brand and brought back Mr Brown to run the Poole store.

Mr Brown said earlier in June: “We want a local premium store.

“Customers will notice a real difference between the old Beales and the new Beales.”

He has said it would feature a mix of national brands and local independents.

The shop is expected to open on August 1.