PART of the premises formerly occupied by Wilko in Taunton is on the market to rent.

61 East Street, located next door to Yorkshire Building Society, is being marketed with a rent of £57,500 per annum.

The premises will remain under Class E use.

It was revealed Taunton's branch would be closing down in September 2023, before it closed its doors for good just weeks later on Thursday, September 21.

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton's branch of Wilko closed in September.Taunton's branch of Wilko closed in September. (Image: Newsquest)

A further 37 stores were shut down on Tuesday, September 26 and another 37 on Thursday, September 28.

At the time, the GMB union stated all of the company's 400 stores would shut up shop after a rescue deal collapsed.

Somerset County Gazette: The premises are being marketed with a rent of £57,500 per annum.The premises are being marketed with a rent of £57,500 per annum. (Image: Newsquest)

However, months later, in December 2023, Wilko opened two new stores in the south west.

Administrators for the business sold off a raft of the company’s assets, including up to 71 stores to become Poundland shops, and up to 51 stores to reopen under rival discounter B&M.

The process also saw the parent firm of The Range, CDS Superstores, buy the Wilko brand for £5 million.