Wilko final store closures date confirmed with 111 shops to shut – full list | Personal Finance | Finance

Wilko is to shut the doors of its last remaining stores on Sunday October 8 after it fell into debt and couldn’t pay it off.

The popular retailer tumbled into administration last month after failig to secure a takeover that would save the business.

All of Wilko’s 400-plus stores are set to close next month, which could see around 12,500 staff members lose their jobs. 

Administrators at PwC had agreed a £13 deal to sell 51 Wilko stores to B&M while Poundland snapped around 71 shops.

The Wilko brand will not disappear entirely from the UK high street after The Range agreed to buy Wilko’s brand, website and intellectual property, with plans to sell the acquired brand in its stores.

Wilko was originally founded by James Kemsey Wilkinson in Leicester in 1930 and employed 12,500 workers before its collapse.

The hardware and furnishings retailer tumbled into administration last month after it came under pressure from weak consumer spending and debts to suppliers.

The following stores will shut on Tuesday, October 3:

  • Hounslow, Greater London
  • St Albans, Hertfordshire
  • Dunstable, Bedfordshire
  • Weston Favell, Northampton
  • Bristol
  • Lancaster, Lancashire
  • Leeds Trinity, West Yorkshire
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • Poole, Dorset
  • Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • Washington, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Hitchin, Hertfordshire
  • Chatham, Kent
  • Southend, Essex
  • Metro Centre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
  • Epsom, Surrey
  • Cannon Park, Coventry, Warwickshire
  • Norwich, Norfolk
  • Preston, Lancashire
  • Canterbury, Kent
  • Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
  • Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Barnsley, South Yorkshire
  • Kingswood, Bristol
  • Colchester, Essex
  • Ilford, Greater London
  • Maidstone, Kent
  • Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

The following stores will shut on Thursday, October 5:

  • Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire
  • Tottenham Hale, Greater London
  • Worthing, West Sussex
  • Romford, Greater London
  • Selly Oak, Birmingham
  • Wembley, London
  • Birstall, West Yorkshire
  • Uxbridge, Greater London
  • Burton, Staffordshire
  • Lee Circle, Leicester, Leicestershire
  • West Ealing, London
  • Blackburn, Lancaster
  • Bexleyheath, Greater London
  • The Beacon Eastbourne, East Sussex
  • Weymouth, Dorset
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • Beaumont Leys, Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Hinckley, Leicestershire
  • Livingston, Scotland
  • Chelmsford, Essex
  • Riverside Shopping Centre, Northampton, East Midlands
  • Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Stourbridge, West Midlands
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
  • Deepdale, Preston, Lancashire
  • Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Clifton Moor, York, North Yorkshire
  • Burgess Hill, West Sussex
  • Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Harrow, London
  • Tooting, London
  • Telford, Shropshire
  • Ipswich, Suffolk
  • St James Retail Park, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Nottingham, Midlands
  • Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Bulwell, Nottinghamshire
  • Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
  • Frenchgate Shopping Centre, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • Clifton, Bristol

The following stores will shut on Sunday, October 8:

  • Neath, Neath Port Talbot
  • Bromley, London
  • Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
  • Cardiff, South Glamorgan
  • Selby, North Yorkshire
  • Arnold, Nottinghamshire
  • Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Oswestry, Shropshire
  • Chester, Cheshire
  • Hucknall, Nottinghamshire
  • Ayr, South Ayrshire
  • Widnes, Cheshire
  • Horsham, West Sussex
  • Birkenhead, Merseyside
  • Kingston Centre, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Parkgate, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
  • Perry Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Castleford, West Yorkshire
  • Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire
  • Brighouse, West Yorkshire
  • Chelmsley Wood, West Midlands
  • Swansea, Wales
  • Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
  • Silverlink, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
  • Chesterfield, Derbyshire
  • Sutton, Surrey
  • Derby, Derbyshire
  • Scarborough, North Yorkshire
  • Crystal Peaks, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Plymouth, Devon
  • Ely, Cambridgeshire
  • Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Stratford, London
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
  • Coventry, West Midlands
  • Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Exeter, Devon
  • Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Wood Green, London

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