A dedicated John Lewis area has opened in Basingstoke's Waitrose store.

The area, dedicated to the department store's products, opened this month just in time for Christmas.

It stocks a range of items including home items such as crockery and decorations, greeting cards and stationary.

The news of the area's opening was confirmed last month.

The flagship John Lewis store in Basingstoke, which was in the same purpose-built building as Waitrose on Basing View, closed earlier this year as one of eight branches to be shut by the company.

The news was confirmed in June, after the chain consulted with its partners over the closure.

93 jobs were put at risk, although the chain pledged to support its employees.

Features in the new John Lewis area, which is located next to the checkouts, include products such as gifts, candles, toys, bedding, bathroom accessories, cooking and dining ranges, and stationery.

There will also be changes to the back of house area including the introduction of additional cold rooms, to allow Waitrose to expand its online operations and increase capacity for online deliveries each week.

A new self-serve bakery and patisserie will be added to the store along with a new dry aged beef cabinet.

An expanded self-serve payment area has already opened as part of the updates.

Jamie Rodgers, branch manager, previously said: "We are making significant investment in both our in store and online offer to ensure we continue to improve our customers' shopping experience with us and it's even better that we have been able to deliver in time for them to enjoy it in the run up to Christmas."