THE owner of Burton has confirmed plans to close its Andover store.

Arcadia group say it will shut the Upper High Street outlet on Saturday 20 May.

The clothing giant, which also owns brands such as Topman and Dorothy Perkins, say the decision to close the menswear shop comes following the end of the store's current lease.

The Advertiser understands Arcadia currently have no plans to open another Burton store in Andover.

A spokesperson for the company said: "We are constantly reviewing our store portfolio across the group, and leases continually expire or come up for renewal.

"We are always looking at how to shape our store portfolio, investing in flagship stores, and increasing our brands' presence on-line.

"Our click and collect service across the brands is also proving a successful way of helping our customers collect their purchases at a location most convenient to them."

Asked about current Burton staff, the spokesperson added: "When leases expire that we do not renew, we endeavour to re-deploy staff affected to another store within the Arcadia Group as much as we can."