WORK to revive a landmark Bolton post office - and create 48 apartments - is continuing apace.

Contractors on behalf of Landale Homes have begun internal works at the Deansgate building.

Thirty-eight one-bed flats and 10 two-bed properties are envisaged for the imposing site, first opened as a post office in 1916.

The last customers were served there in August 2018. The same developer finished revamping Merchants Place last year.

Demolition work has also been completed for the old YMCA opposite, ahead of a new HQ being erected.

A spokesman for agents ELG Planning said when the plans were first submitted: "The scale of the existing building will remain unchanged with the exception of alterations on the third floor to increase the roof height to enable the provision of additional apartments.

"The current application proposals represent a high-quality form of development that respond positively to local character in terms of scale, massing, height, layout and materials."

Cllr Martin Cox, deputy lead, said then the proposals would assist with the authority's ambitions to regenerate the town centre.

Cllr Richard Silvester, Labour's planning spokesman, said while it was a "real shame" the old post office had closed, he welcomed the reuse of a brownfield site.