The Body Shop in Kendal is set to close in four to six week's time as the company has announced it is to close 75 shops around the UK. 

Administrators from FRP Advisory said the latest closures will take place over the next four to six weeks as part of a heavy restructuring aimed at preserving the brand. 

Last week, the retailer shut seven shops in its first phase of restructuring after confirming plans to close nearly half of its then-198 UK outlets.

These were:

  • Surrey Quays (London)

  • Oxford Street Bond Street (London)

  • Canary Wharf (London)

  • Cheapside (London)

  • Nuneaton (Warwickshire)

  • Ashford Town Centre (Kent)

  • Bristol Queens Road (Bristol)

The latest announcement will leave the retail firm with 116 stores across the UK.

Tony Wright, joint administrator, said: "In taking swift action to right-size The Body Shop UK store portfolio, we have stabilised the business and are providing the best opportunity for this iconic brand to have a long-term, sustainable future.

"The UK business continues to trade in administration, and we remain fully focused on exploring all options to take the business forward."