Thursday, February 16, 2023

News: Poundland's Rotherham expansion confirmed


Poundland has confirmed that it is relocating to a larger unit in Rotherham as it announces a major expansion for 2023 where the bargain retailer is set to open and relocate 50 stores, creating up to 800 jobs.

Rothbiz reported last month that Poundland was set to take on the former Marks & Spencer unit at Parkgate to create one of the brand's largest stores.

The 32,185 sq ft unit is under offer with Poundland applying for planning permission for signage and for a licence to sell alcohol.

A recent move has seen Poundland open new "supersize" stores, often out of town, which offer a selection of everyday essentials such as groceries, drinks and snacks that shoppers love, as well as revamped health and beauty, entertainment, stationery and craft ranges, so customers can do more of their shopping in one trip.

There are also wider ranges of chilled and frozen food and PEP&CO clothing and homewares, with the larger stores providing the choice and shopping experience customers would expect from the big grocers.

Barry Williams, said: “We know how customers appreciate the effort we’ve made in the last few years to transform our offer, offering them more of what they want to buy, week-in, week-out.

“That transformation means we have to step up our search for the best locations to bring the best of Poundland to customers across the UK and that’s precisely what we’ll do in 2023.

“We will continue to work hard to find the right locations that suit the range of Poundland formats we now offer – from small neighbourhood convenience stores to our large destination stores.”

In February and March, Poundland will will relocate stores in Newport, Llantrisant and Rotherham. The move across the popular retail park would see Poundland double increase its space from its current 9,900 sq ft unit to use 16,726 sq ft og the new unit.

A spokesperson for commercial property agents, ESH, said: "ESH are proud to have helped deliver a flurry of deals on Parkgate Shopping, Rotherham for our client Tim Cornford @ Ellandi in the last few weeks, welcoming new names over the coming months including Frasers/Flannels, Wren Kitchens, Popeyes and a relocated, upsized Poundland. This along with lease regears completed with TK Maxx, Superdrug, Matalan and Wilko."

Poundland website
Parkgate website

Images: Poundland


Anonymous,  February 17, 2023 at 9:57 AM  

Bring back M&S!!

Anonymous,  February 17, 2023 at 11:07 AM  

Similar to the one at Cortonwood would be nice !

Ziggy,  February 17, 2023 at 12:26 PM  

or at least a foodhall...

Barnsley get a foodhall yet one of the biggest retail parks in the UK can't support one.

Anonymous,  February 17, 2023 at 2:13 PM  

Agree about an M&S Foodhall, surely it'd get enough custom to be viable.

A Decathlon would be great too.

What's going to go in the existing Poundland at Parkgate?

Anonymous,  February 17, 2023 at 3:09 PM  


Anonymous,  February 17, 2023 at 3:26 PM  

The food hall at M&S Parkgate never seemed terribly busy to me. At the end of the day a town gets the kind of shops jit deserves. The people who tend to shout loudest about lack of shops are the ones who didn't use them when we had them

Anonymous,  February 17, 2023 at 3:55 PM  

The old food hall at Parkgate was only small and didn't have much choice, same goes for the clothing section, hence why it wasn't that busy.

Anonymous,  February 18, 2023 at 6:42 AM  

Can't see the logic in that reasoning really. There was plenty of choice in the food hall. The reality is that most people for one reason or another preferred to shop elsewhere. And that is the reason for the demise of Rotherham shops in general. The old addage of use it or lose it has never been truer.

Anonymous,  February 18, 2023 at 10:41 AM  

There was a lot less choice than at the food hall at Meadowhall, and the new one at Cortonwood. Those are both open and the one at Parkgate is shut so make of that what you will.

Anonymous,  February 19, 2023 at 10:56 AM  

A 'new' Poundland completely sums up Rotherhams ambitions.

Anonymous,  February 19, 2023 at 1:21 PM  

Not totally. I've heard that we are trying to get BBC and ITV to put Rotherham's name on their weather maps

John Hensby February 20, 2023 at 5:52 PM  

Cortonwood is in Rotherham by the way guys (gals).

Ps, why does almost everyone comment on here anonymously?

Anonymous,  February 20, 2023 at 11:04 PM  

Not a lot of posters know that
PS Fear of reprisals from right wing extremists or fear of being labelled a right wing extremist?

Anonymous,  February 21, 2023 at 12:11 AM  

Yes cortonwood is in Rotherham,yet the stores on there say there Barnsley branches,somes Rotherham up really,people prefer to be associated with anywhere other than Rotherham even a town full of dumplings like Barnsley!🤪

Anonymous,  February 21, 2023 at 5:06 PM  

Dumplings??Dose that mean Dumb asses!If so agree!

Anonymous,  February 22, 2023 at 9:13 AM  

Dumb Asses? We’re not in America

Anonymous,  February 22, 2023 at 5:55 PM  

I was trying not to use swear words,OK Dumb F@#&KS,is better😁

Anonymous,  February 24, 2023 at 10:30 AM  

Even some dumplings know the difference between "there" and "their".

Anonymous,  February 26, 2023 at 12:53 PM  

And “does” and “dose”

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