The Post Office plans to move its Ruislip branch from inside a Nisa Local shop to a new convenience store just down the road.
Originally the Post Office - now independent of Royal Mail - wanted to refurbish the service counters at number 48 in High Street, Ruislip , but a spokesman said that plan ‘just wouldn’t work’.
Instead the post office and its staff will move into number 68, currently a Sony Centre shop, around 100 metres away.
Post Office regional network manager, Will Russell, said: “The move is part of major investment plans to convert the Post Office network to new-style branches and make a commitment to no more branch closures.”
The new post office will have five serving positions with two open-plan counters and two screened counters.
Accessibility would improve with a wider automatic door and post office services will be available at the retail counter during shop opening hours.
By opening from 7am - 9pm on Monday to Thursday, 7am - 10pm on Friday and Saturday and 7am - 7pm on Sunday, gives customers an extra 53 hours a week to send their post.
A six week public consultation has now launched in which people can have their say on the plan before a final decision to move the Post Office is taken.
The consultation closes on April 3. Submit comments by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Customer Helpline on 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.
There is also a questionnaire that can be filled out online at www.postofficeviews.co.uk using the branch code 270020.