Biggest Poundland store in the UK set to open

Poundland is to open its biggest UK store in the North East, following its current largest store opening in Nottingham this week.

The new 19,000 sq ft site will be located at Teeside Park in Stockton-on-Tees which is more than three times the average Poundland store.

Austin Cooke, Walsall-based Poundland’s retail and transformation director, said: “We’re looking forward to bringing the best Poundland in Britain to Teesside.

“Our first store on this scale – in Nottingham – wowed customers who couldn’t believe how amazing the newest and best version of Poundland was, and we can’t wait to bring the same wow experience and range to the North East.”

The 15,000ft Nottingham store at Riverside Retail Park and new North-West store both house Pep&Co clothing and will offer fresh fruit and vegetables as well as wine, beer and spirits.

In addition, the Nottingham store will stock small domestic appliances such as Russell Hobbs’ electric hand mixers, irons and toasters – the first time Poundland has had these items.

Poundland Teesside Park will have 65 full and part-time staff and will join the growing number of stores – set to pass 350 this year – to offer chilled and frozen food.

It will also feature extra-wide aisles to make navigating the store easier.