AN OPENING date has been confirmed for a supermarket chain's return to a Dorset town.

Iceland is coming back to Christchurch town centre, with a new store opening in a Saxon Square unit.

As reported, the retailer has taken over the site which was vacated by Poundstretcher.

Hoardings have been placed over the front of the unit as workers carry out a refit of the unit.

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Iceland previously submitted applications to BCP Council's planning and licensing departments ahead of the opening.

The premises licence is still to be determined but the planning matters, which included signage and a new entrance layout were approved by officers.

A sign advertising the new store, which can be seen from Fountain Way said the shop is due to open on Tuesday, January 25. The store is set to open from 8am.

The new shop marks Iceland's return to Christchurch, having previously operated at the High Street site which is now home to Marks & Spencer.