A COUNTY town coffee outlet is to revamp its business – with the work expected to start on Monday.

Internal and external changes are being planned by Costa Coffee to its outlet at Cornhill, South Street, Dorchester, a grade two listed building.

The company say the changes will include a new servery counter with extensive repairs, refurbishment and redecoration also planned throughout the building, including new floor surfaces and some furniture upgrades.

For the first time the outside is also likely to be painted red, the company colours, after being battleship grey since the business opened.

It is expected the store will be closed from Monday for about ten days. Costa point out that they have another branch in Dorchester by the town’s South rail station on the edge of Brewery Square.

Included in the proposed changes will be an induction loop to be installed near the till to assist deaf and hearing impaired customers with additional lighting to help with lip reading. The company will also be adding a baby change area within the existing disabled toilet.

Improvements are planned to behind the scenes staff areas on both the ground and first floor, including a new seating area, with new slip-free surfaces for the stairs and new matting just inside the front door.

External changes are limited to re-painting the store front in the company’s matt red colour and adding information signs with upgrades to door handles, if they are unable to be refurbished.