Full list of 52 Wilko stores closing next week confirmed as thousands of redundancies announced

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Wilko has confirmed 52 stores will shut next week

Jessica Sheldon

By Jessica Sheldon

Published: 06/09/2023

- 10:10

Updated: 12/09/2023

- 16:01

Administrators for Wilko confirmed there will be redundancies for the team members working at these stores

Wilko has announced which stores will shut next week, after confirming 52 stores would close for good.

Administrators announced the redundancies of the 1,016 staff based at the 52 sites yesterday, as well as confirming a further 299 redundancies at the two distribution centres in Worksop and Newport.

Edward Williams, joint administrator, said: “In the absence of viable offers for the whole business, very sadly store closures and redundancies of team members from those stores are now necessary.

"The loss of these stores will be felt not only by the team members who served them with such dedication, including through the uncertainty of recent weeks, but also the communities which they have been a part of.

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Administrators for Wilko said 1,016 staff based at the 52 sites would be made redundant


“We are enormously grateful for the support of team members during this difficult period and remain committed to doing all we can to help affected staff, assisting them with processing redundancy claims and working with relevant parties to help secure new employment as quickly as possible.”

Administrators said "active discussions" with parties interested in buying parts of Wilko continue, however, depending on the outcome of those talks, it's possible that further store closures may be announced.

Last Thursday, administrators announced 269 Support Centre team member roles would be made redundant, effective from September 4, with further redundancies to be announced.

They also announced Kin Limited (Kin), a subsidiary of Wilkinson Hardware Stores Ltd (WHSL) was closing, meaning redundancies of its 14 employees.

Wilko collapsed into administration last month, putting 12,500 jobs and more than 400 stores at risk.

On Tuesday, rival retailer B&M said it had agreed to purchase up to 51 other Wilko stores in a deal worth £13million.

It's understood the majority of these stores would be rebranded as B&M.

Full list of Wilko stores closing on Tuesday, September 12:

  • Acton
  • Aldershot
  • Barking
  • Bishop Auckland
  • Bletchley FF
  • Brownhills
  • Camberley
  • Cardiff Bay Retail Park
  • Falmouth
  • Harpurhey
  • Irvine
  • Liverpool Edge Lane
  • Llandudno
  • Lowestoft
  • Morley
  • Nelson
  • Port Talbot
  • Putney
  • Stafford
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Wakefield
  • Weston-super-Mare
  • Westwood Cross
  • Winsford.
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On Tuesday, rival retailer B&M said it had agreed to purchase up to 51 other Wilko stores in a deal worth £13million


Full list of Wilko stores closing on Thursday, September 14:

  • Ashford
  • Avonmeads
  • Banbury
  • Barrow in Furness
  • Basildon
  • Belle Vale
  • Burnley (Relocation)
  • Clydebank
  • Cortonwood
  • Dagenham
  • Dewsbury
  • Eccles
  • Folkestone
  • Great Yarmouth
  • Hammersmith
  • Huddersfield
  • Morriston
  • New Malden
  • North Shields
  • Queen Street Cardiff
  • Rhyl
  • Southampton-West Quay
  • St Austell
  • Stockport
  • Truro
  • Uttoxeter
  • Walsall
  • Woking.

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