Work to transform a former landmark shop in Sheffield into three stores is set to be complete by early next year.
Scaffolding covers the old TJ Hughes outlet on High Street as internal and external alterations continue.
The store is to be split into units which will be occupied by Poundland, Sports Direct and a British Heart Foundation outlet over two of its four floors.
And the building’s landlord Standard Life Investments has confirmed that the redevelopment is ‘s due to be completed early in the new year’.
A spokesman added: “Discussion are ongoing with a number of parties for the remainder of the site.”
TJ Hughes closed its shop on High Street last November after bosses said they had been ‘forced out’.
It moved to a smaller store on The Moor, which has also now closed as it moves to a bigger site created as part of the new markets.