A high street retailer will close its doors tomorrow, just months after opening in the city.

Stationery chain Paperchase collapsed and went into administration in February after failing to find a buyer for the business.

The store in Churchill Square will close tomorrow.

It is one of 106 stores closing, and around 1,000 employees will lose their jobs.

The branch is almost empty, with all stock reduced and fixtures and fittings in the store also being put up for sale.

Posters tell passers-by “everything must go”.

The Argus: Paperchase in Churchill SquarePaperchase in Churchill Square (Image: The Argus)


The company previously went into administration two years, with the closure of 37 stores.

Tesco has bought the rights to the brand and plans to sell Paperchase items in its supermarkets.

Jan Marchant, managing director of home and clothing at Tesco, said: “Paperchase is a well-loved brand by so many and we’re proud to bring it to Tesco stores across the UK.

“We have been building our plans to bring more brands and inspiration to the ranges we currently offer and this will help us to take those plans further.

“We look forward to sharing more with our customers in due course.”