WELLINGTON'S new McDonald's restaurant is gearing up to open next week

Images of the new eatery were released on the McDonald's Wellington Facebook page on Tuesday (December 1) ahead of its opening on Wednesday, December 9.

The fast food giant's new restaurant is based on the West Park 26 site at Chelston, near the M5 and has created more than 90 jobs.

It will operate as a single-storey drive-thru restaurant and will be the nearest site for all Wellington residents.

The site will have 140 seating spaces and 45 car parking spaces, including two accessible spaces and two waiting bays. There will also be covered cycle parking spaces for eight bicycles.

The images show a large dining room kitted out with new tables, chairs and stools as well as new equipment installed in the restaurant's kitchen.

A spokesperson for McDonald's: “We are looking forward to opening our restaurant in Wellington from 11am on Wednesday, December 9.

"This new restaurant has created over 90 jobs and we are delighted to be making this investment in Wellington and the local community”