The date has been set for Wembley’s former Wilko store to reopen as a Poundland.

Following the news of Wilko closing its branches after falling into administration in August, it was confirmed that discount retailer Poundland would take over the leases of a handful of stores across the UK.

It has now been confirmed that the new Poundland in High Road, Wembley Central, will open this Saturday (October 21).

The retailer said that all the new stores will carry the “extensive” grocery, household and general merchandise ranges found in every one of its shops.

Poundland’s retail director Darren Kay said: “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.”