A MAJOR high street city centre store in Winchester has closed its doors for the last time.

Next has officially shut after its lease ran out, and a plan to turn the top two floors of the building into luxury flats was approved.

The closure has affected 15 full-time staff but the company say that they will aim to ensure that their jobs won’t be affected by moving them to neighbouring stores.

The news comes after other clothes shops in Winchester have also closed including Jaegar, Monsoon which is now been transformed into a Pret A Manger and Beales.

However, TK Maxx is moving into The Brooks Shopping Centre, and will be located where Beales was.