Poundland to open nine more former Wilko stores this weekend – full list of sites reopening

Former Wilko store reopened as Poundland in Nelson

Poundland will open nine former Wilko stores on Saturday

Jessica Sheldon

By Jessica Sheldon

Published: 09/10/2023

- 16:31

Updated: 11/10/2023

- 15:41

Poundland has already opened 20 former Wilko stores, with the new tranche of openings meaning the retailer will have opened 29 sites in three weeks

Poundland has announced it will open nine former Wilko stores this weekend.

The discount retailer has published the full list of sites it is “working hard to open” on Saturday October 14.

Poundland’s retail director Darren Kay said: “We’re moving at pace because we know how important opening these stores are to local communities.

“While stores will get more extensive refits in next year, we’re proud that another nine former Wilko stores will begin their Poundland journeys this coming weekend.”

WATCH NOW: Wilko shoppers share reaction to Wilko stores closing

The high street chain said each of these 29 new stores will have extensive grocery, household and general merchandise ranges found in every Poundland store.

They will also feature the same Pepco family clothing that is now rolling out to 500-plus of Poundland's existing UK and Ireland stores.

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

  • 14-16 Church Street, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BU
  • 26 Deansgate, Bolton, BL1 1BG
  • The Interchange Centre, West Street, Gateshead, NE8 1BH
  • 3 Market Square, Bicester, OX26 6AA
  • Unit SU19 Orton Gate Shopping Centre, Peterborough, PE2 5TD
  • 196A Bradfield Road, Sheffield, S6 2BY
  • Unit 61, Manors Walk Shopping Nall, Cramlington, NE23 6UT
  • 10-13 Cardiff Street, Aberdare, CF44 7DP
  • Shrewsbury Mall, Market Street, Rugeley, WS15 2JJ

Poundland will close its smaller store at Sheep Street in Bicester and relocate to the larger former Wilko store.

The company says it continues to prioritise former Wilko colleagues for vacancies in their stores, encouraging them to follow Poundland's posts on LinkedIn or visit www.poundlandcareers.co.uk to find details of open roles and how to apply for them.

Administrators for Wilko agreed a deal with Poundland owner Pepco last month to buy up to 71 Wilko properties.

B&M has also entered into an agreement to buy 51 Wilko locations, which are understood to be reopening under the B&M branding.

All 400 Wilko stores have now closed after administrators failed to secure a rescue deal for the whole of the business, however, administrators did reach a deal with The Range to buy the Wilko brand, website and intellectual property.

Former Wilko store rebranded as Poundland in pictures

All former Wilko stores bought by Poundland will get more extensive refits next year


Full list of former Wilko sites reopened as Poundland

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

  • Broad Street, Chell Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, West Midlands
  • Pendle Rise Shopping Centre, Nelson, Lancashire
  • The Peel Centre, Great Portwood Street, Stockport, Greater Manchester
  • The Mall, Church Street, Eccles, Manchester
  • London Street, Southport, Merseyside
  • Lord Street, Leigh, Greater Manchester
  • East Street, Barking, London
  • High Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Bede Precinct, Viking Centre, Jarrow, South Tyneside
  • The Broadway, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

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

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

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

You may like