Almost all the shelves in one of the county's last standing Wilko stores are empty ahead of its fast-approaching closure. 

The shop, in the Guildbourne Centre, Worthing, is set to close on Thursday.

Large signs plastered across the front of the store and hanging from the ceiling inside read "store closing," "everything must go" and "80 per cent off". 

Only one aisle of toiletries and another of kitchenware remain stocked. 


The Worthing branch is one of the last in the county to close and is shutting its doors for good on the same day as The Beacon, Eastbourne, and the Burgess Hill branches. 

Announcing the closures, administrators PwC confirmed that the final 111 stores would close over the space of a week.

The Horsham shop will be the last standing in Sussex and will close on October 8.

So far stores in Crawley, Bognor, and Sovereign Harbour Retail Park in Eastbourne have already closed.

The hardware and furnishings retailer tumbled into administration last month after it came under pressure from weak consumer spending and debts to suppliers.

The Wilko brand will not disappear entirely from the high street after The Range agreed to buy its brand, website and intellectual property, with plans to sell the acquired brand in its stores.

PwC said it had “explored all opportunities to save the business” but “despite extensive efforts” no significant part of Wilko’s operations can be rescued.

All Wilko stores and its two distribution centres will close resulting in 9,100 redundancies.