Poundland announces nine more former Wilko stores will open this weekend – full list of sites

Former Wilko store reopened as Poundland in Southport

Poundland will have reopened 37 former Wilko stores under the Poundland brand in just four weeks

Jessica Sheldon

By Jessica Sheldon

Published: 17/10/2023

- 10:43

Updated: 17/10/2023

- 12:08

Poundland has already reopened 28 former Wilko stores within three weeks

Poundland has announced nine more former Wilko stores will reopen under the Poundland brand this weekend on Saturday, October 21.

Sites will sell extensive grocery, household and general merchandise ranges found in all Poundland stores, as well as the same Pepco family clothing that is being rolled out to 500-plus of Poundland’s existing UK and Ireland stores.

Poundland said all the former Wilko stores will undergo a further makeover in 2024, to become fully operational Poundland shops.

Poundland will relocate two existing nearby stores into sites opening this weekend - the Poundland in Brentwood will move a third of a mile from 79 High Street into the Bay Tree Centre and in Worksop, the shop will move into a new unit in the same Priory Shopping Centre that is is currently located in.

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Poundland’s retail director Darren Kay said: “We’re proud that to date, we’re the only retailer that’s delivered on its promise to re-open Wilko stores and offer roles to their people.

“In four short weeks we’ll have opened 37 Wilko stores – an amazing achievement by hundreds of colleagues right across our Poundland business.

“The team that’s making this happen are part of something very special – protecting jobs, keeping high streets alive and serving many new communities.

“I’d like to thank them for all the hard work that’s making sure these former Wilko stores begin their new Poundland journeys in such good shape.

“While more extensive refits will be scheduled for the new year, we look forward to welcoming customers old and new to their new stores this weekend.”

Poundland will also open a new store at Queens Retail Park in Stafford, ST17 4SU, which will create 15 new roles.

Poundland owner Pepco agreed a deal with administrators for Wilko last month to purchase up to 71 sites.

Administrators also entered into an agreement with B&M, giving the retailer the option to acquire up to 51 properties.

Wilko.com was relaunched last week, after The Range bought Wilko’s brand, website and intellectual property.

Shoppers will also see Wilko branded products in The Range stores across the UK towards the end of this month.

Full list of former Wilko stores reopening as Poundland this weekend:

  1. Unit 8, The Bay Tree Centre, Brentwood, CM14 4BX
  2. 13-17 George Street, 1 Stamford Quarter, Altrincham, WA14 1RH
  3. 12 The Priory Centre, Worksop, S80 1JR
  4. 90-94 The Broadway, West Ealing, W13 0SY
  5. 401-403 High Road, Wembley, HA9 7AB
  6. 1 Town Square, Six Acre Shopping Centre, Sale, M33 7ZZ
  7. Unit 4, Byron Place, Seaham, Durham, SR7 7DR
  8. Unit 5, Selly Oak Shopping Park, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6SN
  9. Unit 10, Jackson Square, Bishops Stortford, CM23 3X
Former Wilko store reopened as Poundland in Nelson

Poundland will give all of the former Wilko stores 'more extensive refits' in 2024


Full list of Wilko stores now reopened as Poundland

The following Wilko stores reopened as Poundland on October 14:

  1. 14-16 Church Street, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BU
  2. 26 Deansgate, Bolton, BL1 1BG
  3. The Interchange Centre, West Street, Gateshead, NE8 1BH
  4. 3 Market Square, Bicester, OX26 6AA
  5. Unit SU19 Orton Gate Shopping Centre, Peterborough, PE2 5TD
  6. 196A Bradfield Road, Sheffield, S6 2BY
  7. Unit 61, Manors Walk Shopping Nall, Cramlington, NE23 6UT
  8. Shrewsbury Mall, Market Street, Rugeley, WS15 2JJ

The following 10 former Wilko stores opened on October 7 as Poundland shops:

  1. 3-35 Nottingham Street, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1NN
  2. Units 2/4 Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3AQ24
  3. Welsh Street, Chepstow, NP16 5LL
  4. The Kimberley Shopping Centre, 25 Greens Lane, Nottingham, NG16 2PB
  5. 15-21 High Street, Worcester, WR1 2QE
  6. Unit 6-18 Civic Way, Marina Walk, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0AP
  7. Cary Lane, Brigg, DN20 8EY
  8. 13-15 Fore Street, Redruth, TR15 2BD
  9. Units 1-2, 92-94 Victoria Road, Ferndown, BH22 9JA
  10. Unit 2/3, Crane Street, Torfaen, Pontypool, South Wales, NP4 6LY

Poundland also opened a new store in Telford on October 7.

The following former Wilko stores reopened on September 30 as Poundland shops:

  1. Broad Street, Chell Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, West Midlands
  2. Pendle Rise Shopping Centre, Nelson, Lancashire
  3. The Peel Centre, Great Portwood Street, Stockport, Greater Manchester
  4. The Mall, Church Street, Eccles, Manchester
  5. London Street, Southport, Merseyside
  6. Lord Street, Leigh, Greater Manchester
  7. East Street, Barking, London
  8. High Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire
  9. Bede Precinct, Viking Centre, Jarrow, South Tyneside
  10. The Broadway, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

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