Wilko has confirmed the date that its St Albans store will re-open.

The shop - based in The Maltings shopping area - will welcome customers back at 9am on Good Friday, March 29.

The new 'concept store' is one of five that has reopened across the country, since all of the retail chain's shops closed last year.

The branch will "offer shoppers everything they need to get all their home and garden jobs done".

Herts Advertiser: The Maltings Shopping Centre, St Albans.The Maltings Shopping Centre, St Albans. (Image: Google Maps)

Self-service terminals at the site will allow shoppers to browse and order the 100,000 items available on the Wilko website.

The store is currently recruiting team members and is prioritising interviews for ex-Wilko employees.


The "initial roll-out" of concept stores will precede a programme of further openings this year, which will see Wilko arrive in Northern Ireland for the first time.

CEO of CDS Superstores, trading as Wilko and The Range, Alex Simpkin said; “It’s clear that there’s a huge love for Wilko and we’re proud that store doors will reopen in St Albans very soon. 

“We’re also glad to be bringing employment opportunities to the area, and for helping local families and communities to have easy access to all the everyday home and garden items they need once again.”