Poundland has confirmed it will open seven more former Wilko stores before Christmas, taking the total number of Wilko-to-Poundland stores to 63.

Exterior of Poundland store

Poundland will be opening 86 stores in 70 days

Four new relocations are also scheduled in addition to the 19 Poundland has already confirmed, meaning the value retailer will open 1 million sq ft of space and 86 stores in three months.

Poundland announced last month that it is aiming to open or relocate 75 stores over the three months to the end of December. The rollout has been helped by the addition of more Wilko stores and the three extra relocations.

New Poundland stores have already opened in Telford, Stafford, Gloucester, Lancaster and Sunderland this quarter, as well as a Pepco in Dublin.

The retailer will also open new stores on Portishead’s High Street and Crewkerne’s Market Street on November 25.

Poundland managing director Austin Cooke said: “We excitedly continue to open and relocate stores at pace so we can bring our best offer, including all-new clothing, chilled and frozen food to customers, existing and new.

“The monumental effort from our teams continues to amaze me, and it supports jobs and high streets right across Britain.

“That’s 86 stores in 70 days that we’ll have opened successfully and no one should underestimate the effort and energy that our teams have put into delivering that achievement – I certainly don’t. It’s phenomenal.”

Seven former Wilko stores will reopen as Poundland:

Saturday, November 25

  • 49-55 Queensway, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 1DN (relocation)
  • 6-10 Princess Way, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3TG (relocation)
  • Unit 5, Green Lanes Shopping Centre, Barnstable, Devon EX31 1UG
  • 4 The Beeches, Nottingham Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire NG10 1LJ
  • 57-61 Carolgate, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 6EB

Saturday, December 9

  • Unit B, 25-37 Foregate Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 1HD (relocation)
  • Unit 6, 34A The Parade, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 1BA

The group plans 15 openings and relocations across the UK and Ireland in December, including a move into a former John Lewis in Watford.

Saturday, December 2

  • 26 Stonehills, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6NA
  • 38 High Street, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Somerset BA3 2DL
  • 34-38 Midland Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK40 1PS
  • 72-72A Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8PA
  • 34-35 High Street, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7AQ
  • Unit 3, The Harlequin Centre, High Street, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 2TW (relocation)
  • 56-58 Lord Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 1TD (relocation)
  • 3 Risman Place, Washington Square, Workington, Cumberland CA14 3DU (relocation)

Saturday, December 9

  • Units 4,5,7, Howgate Shopping Centre, High Street, Falkirk FK1 1HG (relocation)
  • 44-46 High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6BX (relocation)
  • Unit 4, Cleveragh Retail Park, Sligo, Ireland (Pepco)
  • 27/29 High Street, Wells, Somerset BA5 2AA
  • 10B, The Fort Shopping Park, 20 Fort Parkway, Birmingham B24 9FP
  • 59 The Broadway, Plymstock, Plymouth, Devon PL9 7AX (relocation)
  • Units 13-14 Antonine Shopping Centre, Tryst Road, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire G67 1JW (relocation)