Discount retailer to open in former Marks & Spencer

Poundland will open its largest store in South Yorkshire on 31 March 2023 in the Parkgate Centre, Rotherham.

Spanning 18,500 sq ft – over three times the size of a normal Poundland – the store will create 10 new jobs with 29 staff transferring from the chain’s smaller store on the same retail park which closes on Thursday.

The new store will offer fresh food, chilled and frozen as well as Pep clothing and homeware. It is the third Poundland to open in a former Marks & Spencer this financial year.

Poundland director of retail, Darren Kay, said: “We love being in Rotherham, in fact we’ve been here for over 10 years and we know how much locals love their Poundland. That’s why we wanted to open an even bigger and better store.

“The size of the store means there’s more under one roof across more categories than ever before.

“We’re thrilled that Rotherham will be one of the first locations in the UK to have one of our large ‘destination’ stores bringing shoppers from across South Yorkshire. What’s more, customers won’t have to travel far as we are on the same retail park.”