The new barbershop. Left, the derelict shop before work.

A new barbershop has opened in South Lynn following extensive renovation of a derelict building.

Barbacode has opened at the former television and microwave repair store in Saddlebow Road.

Owner Mathew Devlin has installed a new shop front, windows, plumbing and electrics since buying the property in October and has knocked through two rooms to create one spacious barber’s studio ready for business.

“It’s quite a substantial building and it needed a lot of work but I’ve really enjoyed it,” said Mr Devlin, who trained professionally in London.

The site includes several other rooms which Mr Devlin hopes to renovate and sublet to other businesses working in the same trade, such as a hairdressers or beauty parlour.