A post office will temporarily close while it is given a modern makeover.

The branch at St James’s Street, Brighton, will close from Friday, August 29 to Thursday, September 2.

The new-style office will feature a new way of working – including five modern screened positions and a ‘combi-counter’ – where an interactive Post Office terminal will sit alongside the till.

Once complete, the service will be available Monday to Thursday from 6am to 10pm and Friday from 6am to 11pm.

Post Office bosses say the new service will provide an extra 59 hours a week more than currently offered including all day Sunday and Saturday afternoons.

Keith Long, Post Office area manager said: “We know how important Post Office services are to residents and we are confident this vibrant modern Post Office will be popular.

“The modernisation is part of a major government investment programme enabling us to continue investing in the Post Office network and to map out a bold growth strategy through to the end of the decade.”