Leather goods company Swaine Adney Brigg is to take over Aquascutum's former production facilities in Corby, Northamptonshire.

The deal includes the Corby factory as well as an agreement to restart production.

"We're going to finish the work in progress for Aquascutum - there is a lot of work in progress unfinished in the factory," said Roger Gawn, chairman of Swaine Adeney Brigg.

"After that, we will negotiate other contracts - hopefully with Aquascutum, but it could be with other people. 

"We are also introducing all of our own brands and products to be made in this factory as well."

Gawn said that whether Swaine Adeney Brigg stays in the facility will be subject to negotiation. He added that the company is employing 20-25 former Aquascutum workers, and production is set to resume next Monday (13 August).

The move follows Aquascutum's collapse into administration in April, with administrators later revealing the planned closure of the Corby factory with the loss of 115 jobs. 

A month later, the luxury brand was sold YGM Trading, the owner of Aquascutum's licence in Asia.