WORK is underway to transform a former bank into a new clothing store.

Builders can be seen carrying out work on the inside of the former Virgin Money branch in Kendal’s Stricklandgate to prepare it for the opening of Saltrock’s first Cumbrian store.

Scaffolding has also been put up on the outside of the building.

The British surf wear and clothing business originating from Devon aims to open its latest new store in the town at the end of this month.

And bosses hope to open a second store in Keswick before Easter this year as well.

The new store has created ten jobs.

Marie Clarke, head of brand and marketing at Saltrock, said the team is ‘stoked’ to be coming to Kendal and promised plenty of activities in the run up to the store’s launch.

“We’re stoked to be coming to Kendal and really looking forward to being a part of the community,” she said.

“We will do some activities around the opening date.

“So watch this space there will be some opening events closer to the time."