DEBENHAMS Support Centre is celebrating the opening of a new reception area as part of a multi-million pound refurbishment.

Bedford House, Park Street, Taunton, has been undergoing the renovations for the last year and has now officially opened its new reception area.

The aim of the development was to improve the working environment for its 350+ employees.

The new area features the company's fashion brands for visitors walking through the doors.

Pauline Leahy, director of accounting and shared services, said: "The office space is really starting to take shape now and I’m so pleased with what everyone’s been able to achieve over the past few months."

The building houses the retail giant's accounting, finance, information systems and HR services.