A shopping centre has teased residents with the news that multiple parties are interested in a newly vacated unit.

Wilko in Worthing’s Guildbourne Centre closed its doors for the final time on Thursday following the collapse of the company.

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

Branches in The Beacon, Eastbourne, Burgess Hill, Crawley, Bognor, and Sovereign Harbour Retail Park in Eastbourne have also closed.

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The last store closure in Sussex will be in Horsham on October 8.

A spokesman from the Guildbourne Centre said the site has already attracted a lot of attention.

“The Guildbourne Centre would like to thank all the Wilko staff and customers for their support over many years. We are sorry to see you go,” the spokesman said.

“In the meantime, we can report positive interest in the store from five parties and so we are confident that the store will be trading successfully very soon. Watch this space.”