A NEW discount store on Worcester High Street will be getting a major makeover next month.

Poundland, in the former Wilko building, will be getting "a top to bottom" makeover after the chain revealed it had invested heavily into giving the store a new look.

Worcester is one of eleven stores across the UK that are undergoing a transformation.

Poundland has confirmed that the Worcester branch will officially be getting its very own sign.

The sign above the building still has remnants of Wilko, which Poundland will be addressing.

A new chilled and frozen food section and Poundland's £3 meal deal will be introduced, along with more clothing and homeware ranges.

As part of the transformation, staff rooms will also be given a makeover to "make them the best places to work".

Poundland retail director Darren Kay said: "Customers have reacted positively to the re-opening of these former Wilko stores as Poundlands in 2023, but as we said at the time, each was only beginning their Poundland journeys.

"Through this new investment, we'll give each of these stores a top-to-bottom makeover to make them the best Poundland stores they can be.

" I'd like to thank customers for bearing with us as we make changes in these stores and we can't wait to re-launch them over the next few weeks."

It is hoped that the makeover will be completed by February 5.

It had been a quick turnaround at the Worcester store after Poundland owner Pepco agreed to buy up to 71 Wilko stores - including Worcester's - following the chain's collapse in November. 

Many customers shared their happiness after hearing the news that the store would not remain empty and that staff would still keep their jobs. 

Poundland in The Shambles closed in March 2020, while the city's second store on Broad Street remains closed as building work continues to make the structure safe.