Plans have gone in to transform the old Wilko unit on Maidenhead High Street with a new shopfront and extension.

Wilko, which was a long-standing part of Maidenhead High Street, closed on Sunday, September 17 after the company fell into administration and failed to find a buyer.

Just one week later, the store was reopened on Saturday, September 30 under the Poundland branding.

Now it appears there are bigger plans for the unit, with Sorbon Estates Limited applying to create six apartments above the flat, with the help of the partial demolition of the existing first floor.

If plans go ahead, the living quarters will include one studio, three one-bedroom flats and two two-bedroom flats.

There are also hopes to replace the shopfront.

The plans add: "The existing modern shopfront is to be replaced by a white timber panelled shopfront of traditional character, reflecting the architectural design of the existing original first-floor red brick facade with white timber windows, and the existing parapet.

"The timber frames to the shop windows and doors are proposed to be grey."

Plans show a white shopfront with the words 'Artisan' and 'Bakery'.

Poundland have been approached for comment on the future of their store.