As Wilko reopens in St Albans later this month, the store's first 50 customers are set to receive a goodie bag of "Wilko favourites".

Having shut last year, along with all of the retail giant's 400 UK shops, the Maltings branch will reopen as a 'concept store' on Good Friday (March 29).

The city's mayor, Cllr Anthony Rowlands, will appear at a 9am launch event on the day.

Herts Advertiser: St Albans mayor, Cllr Anthony Rowlands, will be in attendance.St Albans mayor, Cllr Anthony Rowlands, will be in attendance. (Image: St Albans District Council)

The new concept store is one of five that will reopen across the country, "offering shoppers everything they need to get all their home and garden jobs done".


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

Alongside the return of The National Lottery, the new store will offer old favourites like pick and mix, an extensive pet and garden section plus a "unique paint mixing service" on-site.

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

Ben Exall, chief digital officer at Wilko, said: “We’re excited to reveal a further Wilko concept store at The Maltings, and to return to St Albans’ high street, and expect a great turnout at the reopening from locals and visitors alike who are looking for all the products they need to get their home and garden jobs done under one roof.”