An empty town centre unit is on the market for around £37,000 a year after a national retailer closed its store.

Clarks shoe shop, at The Brittox in Devizes, closed its doors for the final time in early March, leaving many residents saddened.

Now the vacant unit has been stripped internally and is being marketed as available to let for rental offers in the region of £37,000.

This price has shocked some residents who believe it may be “too expensive” and put off potential occupants.

But M&P Property Consultants, the firm listing the building, point out that the retail unit is in a prime town centre location.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The former Clarks store in DevizesThe former Clarks store in Devizes (Image: Newsquest)

They said: “The property is situated in the middle of the prime pedestrianised retail pitch.

“Devizes is a thriving and historic market town and attracts a significant tourist trade.”

The premises totals 152.6sq metres of retail space as well as additional storage areas.

The loss of popular shoe store Clarks has caused disappointment among locals.

Speaking on Facebook, one person said: “Devizes is the poorer for it and a number of folk are out of work.”

Another added that the chain “will be sadly missed.”